The Patrick Madrid Show: May 03, 2024 – Hour 2

Patrick explores several heartfelt inquiries from listeners, ranging from spiritual guidance for teenagers struggling to sense God’s presence, to advice for religious educators on appropriate post-confirmation practices. Patrick also tackles questions about how faith intersects with politics, especially in divisive times. Whether offering book recommendations, encouraging persistent prayer without seeking constant spiritual consolations, or discussing the historical context of political divisions, Patrick aims to provide thoughtful, actionable advice for living a faith-filled life.


  • Patrick plays and comments on a montage created by the Libs of TikTok about a conference held by the United Methodist Church in North Carolina where those speakers had to give their gender, sexual orientation, and preferred pronouns (01:07)
  • Mary – Is there a book about the Churches view of socialism and Communism? (08:48)
  • Luis – I’m going to The Walk to Mary tomorrow!
  • Alexis – My son is trying to get close to God and he prayer, but he doesn’t hear God. What can he do? (18:15)
  • Linda – After receiving confirmation after Mass, is it recommended that the person says a prayer of thanksgiving? (25:03)
  • Barbara – Some priest support Biden and some priests support Trump. I am upset that some priests say Trump is a good candidate. Why doesn’t the Church do something? (29:59)
  • Jim – When we say the ‘Hail Mary, Mother of God’, are we saying she came before God? (37:48)
  • Rafael – We don’t come to our politicians for theology, we go to our church for that.  And when it comes to politicians, we go to candidates that lines up with our religious beliefs (43:25)
  • Dana – I think the Apostles were benefiting with prestige and power from preaching the Gospel. It’s like they were celebrities. (45:20)
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.