The Patrick Madrid Show: June 07, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick delves into the intricate topic of excommunication within the Catholic Church. Responding to a listener’s query, Patrick explains the nature of this canonical penalty, its purpose, and how it differentiates from sin. He emphasizes that excommunication is not a condemnation to hell, but rather a “medicinal remedy” aimed at bringing the individual back into the fold.


  • Nathaniel – I was in the convocation for the Diocese of Pueblo – it renewed my hope for the church (02:39)
  • George (email) – Wouldn’t jumping on a grenade to save your friends be suicide? (05:54)
  • Anna (email) – How can I persuade my sister to reconsider getting married in the Catholic Church? (11:53)
  • Michael – I think Judas was remorseful at the end and we don’t know what God decided to do (23:28)
  • Nick – I met with the elders of the Reformed Baptist church and talked to them about the living tabernacle and our Blessed Mother
  • Carlos – Jumping on a grenade –  The solider isn’t thinking about dying, he is thinking about keeping his friends safe.
  • Noah – How does excommunication work? (48:18)
  • Patrick recommends “Excommunication and the Catholic Church” by canon lawyer Ed Peters.
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.