The Patrick Madrid Show: May 13, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick delves into the complexities of confession within the Catholic Church, focusing on the challenges of confessing to a priest who is also a close family friend. Patrick discusses the importance of the internal forum—your private, spiritual dialogue with God—and how knowing your confessor personally can impact this experience. Patrick explores practical advice on seeking confession with a sense of anonymity to avoid any discomfort and preserve the sanctity of this sacrament.


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  • Jenny – The last page in the Catechism is by JPII. Where are the writings of Pope Benedict?
  • Joseph – In the Mass, there is a song that plays right before receiving Communion. Why do they play this?
  • Email – Confession question: My family is good friends with our Priest and now I’m uncomfortable going to him for confession (17:51)
  • Sandra – When I pray to the saints, do I have to pray out loud since they can’t hear us the way God does? (27:54)
  • Email – My cousin is a Priest and confessing to him takes my confession to a whole other level.
  • Michael – I’ve been divorced for about 10 years. My ex-wife was the one who wanted the divorce but she didn’t have the money for it, so I was the one (on paper) who did it. Do I need to go to confession for this? (41:26)
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.