The Patrick Madrid Show: May 02, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick gets into the challenges of parenting, specifically dealing with strong-willed children. He discusses the importance of setting firm boundaries and consistent consequences to guide children towards respectful and responsible behavior. Patrick emphasizes the role of fathers in discipline, the value of escalating consequences, and the impact of structured family dynamics.


  • Jorge – What is the meaning of cannon law 1248? (00:59)
  • Annie – My goddaughter is making her first communion on Saturday, but her mother doesn’t believe in God. Can her mom stand up as a witness for her to receive communion? (05:38)
  • Vinny – My phone was blessed with a glove of Padre Pio. Can I not trade my phone in now that it’s been blessed? (11:39)
  • Julia – Cardinal Burke Is doing a novena for the world. Is that okay for him to do and for us to do with him? (15:18)
  • Patrick reads and responds to an email from Joanna about why young people are not getting married in the Church
  • Roberto – My wife wants to get married in Vietnam. A priest said he could marry us in Vietnam, but the diocese in US said they wouldn’t recognize our marriage as valid? (26:23)
  • Stephanie – Nuptial Mass: My husband and I didn’t receive permission from our bishop but we were married in a Catholic Church. Is our marriage valid? (31:24)
  • Maria – My son who is 11-year-old doesn’t obey me anymore. What should I do? (34:55)
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.