The Patrick Madrid Show: April 26, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick delves deep into the significance of intercessory prayer within the Catholic faith, especially addressing common concerns about praying to Mary and the saints. Patrick discusses how the Bible supports this practice through the concept of the communion of saints, paralleling it with foundational Christian doctrines not explicitly outlined in the Scriptures, such as the Trinity. Patrick clarifies that asking the saints to intercede for us mirrors asking for prayers from our fellow believers here on Earth—supported by scriptural insights from 1 Timothy and Romans.


  • Mary – I am in a Catholic family that has a lot of nieces and nephews leaving the Church. They are getting married outside the Church. How do I discern if I should go to the weddings? (00:50)
  • Maria – Can a priest give absolution to someone who is not married but living with someone else? (12:29)
  • Summer – Why do we pray to Mary if it’s not in the Bible? (22:01)
  • Mary – What constitutes a mortal sin? (40:06)
  • Steve – Is saying something “is a mortal sin” a misnomer? Don’t we have to fulfill the three criteria? (45:32)
  • Patrick in Temecula – My daughter wants to be a surrogate and we financially support her. Should we continue to financially support her? (49:18)
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.