The Patrick Madrid Show: June 07, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick dives into a deeply important and sensitive topic as he responds to a listener’s question about the Catholic Church’s view on suicide. Patrick provides a thoughtful explanation based on the catechism, discussing the Church’s compassionate recognition of the extreme duress that often leads individuals to such a tragic decision. This episode also features a heartfelt exchange as Patrick offers support and resources to a listener experiencing suicidal thoughts, emphasizing the importance of seeking help and the Church’s commitment to mercy and understanding.


  • June is Heterosexual Awesomeness Month for a bar in Idaho (00:45)
  • Zachary (email) – Can a faithful Catholic can morally be both pro-life and supportive of capital punishment, especially from a theological perspective? (03:35)
  • Francisco – Wondering if my books of the bible I am reading are all there and if they are in the right order.
  • Valerie – On not supporting capital punishment, did the murderer show remorse or understanding for what they did?
  • Ava – What is the churches stance on suicide and if someone is really thinking about doing it, will they lose Heaven? (29:59)
  • Freddie – I read somewhere that there will be a time of chastisement and that some sinners won’t survive the pain of it. Is this true and have you heard of this? (36:57)
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.