The Patrick Madrid Show: May 17, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick explores the power of public speeches and the reactions they provoke, highlighting NFL kicker Harrison Butker’s bold commencement address on family values. You’ll hear how it sparks a national conversation about diversity, inclusion, and societal values. Plus, listen in on an emotional caller’s personal story that underscores the importance of family. Get ready to rethink what success truly means.


  • Patrick compares the NFL’s response to Butker’s speech to how they kowtowed to Colin Kaepernick
  • Mary Jane – I ran into an old friend who started to cry because she wished she had a family like I had. (06:27)
  • Tom – When confessing to a priest, do you need to be specific about the exact action of the sin? (19:21)
  • Paulina (10-years-old) – If my dad was Catholic but fell away from the faith how do I get him back into the faith? (25:45)
  • Carl – My daughter and her boyfriend have moved in together and have a 2-year-old child together. How can I talk with them about the need for them to get married? (30:14)
  • Mark – I love the music on the show! (38:23)
  • Ann – Harrison Butker: I know they are trying to get him fired from the NFL, but he was talking on his own time about things that were appropriate. (39:46)
  • Cynthia – I am in financial need. I am not getting hired for a job. How can I best get by?
  • Sheila – My daughter is being abused by her husband and has told me about it. My grandchildren have seen their dad choke their mother. What can I do to help her? (49:46)
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.