The Patrick Madrid Show: May 22, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick gets into an important discussion about the Catholic Church’s stance on the disposition of ashes. He unpacks the difference between venial and mortal sins when it comes to spreading ashes and explores alternatives like preserving a lock of hair. Patrick also touches on the more modern, yet controversial, methods like alkaline hydrolysis and human composting.


  • Timothy – Is spreading the ashes of the loved a sin? If so, is it mortal or venal? (00:49)
  • Patrick recommends an end of life issues book “Now and at the Hour of Our Death” by Nikolas Nikas, and Bruce Green
  • Theresa – Can you recommend a book on sacred art of Bible stories or Mysteries of the Rosary? (15:46)
  • Louisiana set to become first state to mandate Ten Commandments displays in public schools (18:18)
  • Alabama Becomes Second U.S. State to Ban Lab-Grown Meat (22:45)
  • Dominic – What would God think about the Ashley Madison dating documentary on Netflix? Was it sinful for them to expose that site? (27:36)
  • Richard – Can I attend the spreading of ashes? (38:51)
  • Elizabeth – The groom is Catholic and the bride is not. What are the ramifications of them getting married inside or outside of the Church?
  • Grace – How can I promote adoption more to fight abortion?
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.