The Patrick Madrid Show: May 01, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick discusses the intricacies of Natural Family Planning, the impact and intentional choices of young couples regarding procreation, and how technology intersects with modern parenting. Patrick also tackles the unique challenges of maintaining religious obligations while traveling.


  • Victor – Is it ever a sin to practice NFP? (00:39)
  • Melanie – I would like to encourage couples not to wait too long because there could be infertility concerns
  • Frank – What is my liability for missing Mass on Sunday while on a cruise? (09:31)
  • Jorge – My 15-year-old son is wondering if he should have a smart phone. What do you think? (16:32)
  • Ronnie – I heard that Purgatory doesn’t exist because our journey to heaven starts on earth and our destination is determined based on how we live on earth. Do some Catholics not believe in purgatory? (24:22)
  • Joan – My grandson couldn’t get to Mass and asked for a dispensation, but the pastor didn’t let him, so they ended up swimming to Mass.
  • Robert – Could demonic oppression be a gift from God?
  • Mark – Who writes the prayers of the faithful at Mass and what should I do if some of them have a political bent? (43:02)
  • Vicki – Is it proper that some people face the isle and bow when the priest enters? (47:18)
  • Anthony – Should we believe that Mary remained a virgin even after Jesus was born? (49:45)
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.