The Patrick Madrid Show: May 21, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick delves into how American patriotism and Protestant defiance of authority might find common ground, unpacking historical contexts and biblical teachings. He explores the intriguing tension between rejecting and establishing authority, and how it applies to our faith. Patrick also covers unique listener questions like whether eunuchs can be priests and tackles the challenging issue of why a loving God permits suffering and respects free will.


  • John – Pope Francis was talking about trans people he said there are two genders with few acceptations (00:41)
  • Sandra – I met a woman who used to be Catholic but has left the faith. What can I give her to help her come back to the faith?
  • Jim – Do you think that Martin Luther had a part to play in the Church reforming some of their abusive practices that were happening in his time? (09:47)
  • Teresa – My daughter has cut off me because I am not ‘open minded’ enough for her. Should we send her a birthday card even though she has told us to not contact her? (13:36)
  • Rita – My grandson just met a girl and he has a big heart. Her and her daughter want to move in with him because she needs a place to live. How can we talk with him that it is a bad idea? (20:46)
  • Joe – Can someone be baptized by the spirit without being baptized in water? (27:41)
  • Patrick comments on an email that states, “No pope can rule me”
  • Can eunuchs be Catholic priests? (44:09)
  • My college son, who was raised in the faith, has come home an atheist. Patrick recommends “A Handbook of Catholic Apologetics” (46:36)
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.