The Patrick Madrid Show: June 19, 2024 – Hour 2

Patrick dives deep into a complex and often misunderstood aspect of Catholic doctrine: the annulment process. One caller poses a challenging question about the validity and implications of marriage vows made before God and the authority of the Catholic Church to grant annulments. Patrick thoughtfully unpacks the nuances of ecclesiastical declarations of nullity, the binding nature of vows, and how civil law views children from annulled marriages. It’s a discussion that might just change the way listeners think about marriage and the Church’s role in it.


  • Pirso – Is insulting Mother Mary a sin against the Holy Spirit? (05:54)
  • Joe – Today’s reading – I though the Elijah couldn’t go to Heaven because the gates of Heaven weren’t open till the New Testament? (08:07)
  • Gracie – My daughter is having trouble with her period and the doctor said we could try an IUD. My priest said it’s ok if it’s for health reasons, but I’m not sure about it. (15:20)
  • Nick – In the Western Church, they say that Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany are two different people. In the Eastern Church, they say it’s one person. (22:06)
  • Joyce – Does the Church honor marriage vows? What about annulments? I thought that they would honor that and shouldn’t let me get divorced (42:38)
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.