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

Patrick tackles a challenging and often recurring question: should you attend a non-valid Catholic wedding? He shares his reasons for advising against it, citing the Church’s teachings and the example of St. John the Baptist. Patrick breaks down objections, clarifies misconceptions about natural marriages, and emphasizes the importance of upholding the Church’s canonical form.


  • Patrick answers Kari’s question posed at the end of that last hour: Should I encourage my adult daughter to not date an atheist? (00:34)
  • Jacquie – I was speaking with a friend who said you can never lose the love of God. If you can’t lose your salvation, what’s the point of the 10 Commandments? (10:21)
  • Mary – Where is it best to keep cremated ashes before the memorial? (15:57)
  • Michelle – Can I attend my non-practicing Catholic brother’s wedding? He is getting married outside the Catholic Church. (27:35)
  • Maggie and Bill (email) – What is Patrick’s response to two baptized and confirmed Catholics who refuse to attend pre-Cana or raise their kids as Catholics? (29:49)
  • Sue – What is your opinion on those who put cremated ashes in jewelry? (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.