The Patrick Madrid Show: May 13, 2024 – Hour 2

Patrick has a profound conversation with Diane about the importance of regular confession in maintaining spiritual health. Diane shares her realization about neglecting confession while still participating in Holy Communion, prompting a discussion on the necessity of a clean conscience to fully benefit from the sacraments. Patrick explores how confession serves as a powerful tool to renew one’s spiritual life, ensuring peace and a strengthened relationship with God. If you’ve been away from confession and feel unsure, remember, it’s never too late to reconcile and seek peace through this beautiful sacrament.


  • David – What does the church say about being in the state of mortal sin and taking communion if you go to confession right away or very soon after? (01:30)
  • Gloria – Doctors think I have an autoimmune disease and they have invited me to take birth control. They said that I shouldn’t get pregnant because the tests I am getting will hurt the baby. I don’t feel comfortable with that. Your thoughts? (12:06)
  • Mary Lou – I am single and I never married because I never found someone who was truly Catholic. (22:35)
  • Carolyn – I am Catholic and I married a Protestant – I am trying to get my marriage blessed but I have been taking communion. Is the priest to blame? (31:33)
  • Diane – I am catholic and I haven’t gone to confession for 5 or 6 years and I have still been taking communion. Am I in mortal sin? (40:52)
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.