The Patrick Madrid Show: May 08, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick dives into the principle of subsidiarity and its application in government policy. Patrick unpacks the idea that problems should be handled at the most local level possible, avoiding unnecessary federal intervention. He discusses examples ranging from local disputes to federal overreach during crises like COVID-19.


  • Tris – Could you explain the Catholic teaching of subsidiarity and what your thoughts are on the USA’s implementation of subsidiarity? (01:11)
  • Maria – I started taking down pictures of my mom to give to my siblings a few days after she died. They were offended so I apologized and then they ransacked her house a few days later. Was it wrong for me to take her pictures down?
  • Ruben (8-years-old) – My friend keeps cheating in a game but we want to keep playing, so we don’t tell people. What should we do?
  • E-Frank – Is it good to pray for people who have died tragically?
  • Steve – email on strategies of using itemized deductions and donating to charity
  • Email – I have developed unhealthy habits of lust and it’s hard to get away from this vise… (27:33)
  • Anonymous email – Can a retired Cardinal give the sacrament of Confirmation? (32:04)
  • Joanna – Has communion in the hand been a practice in the church for 1000 years? (45:10)
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.