The Patrick Madrid Show: June 24, 2024 – Hour 1

How can we as Catholics help the homeless ethically and safely? He explores the intricate dynamics of panhandling, including potential scams, and shares practical tips like creating care packages with essentials.


  • April – I have a controlling person in my life and I don’t know how to deal with it (00:56)
  • Shenny (email) – My parents are older and need help, but one of my sisters isn’t helping at all. What can I do? (05:20)
  • Mark – What is the difference between having a funeral mass and a mass intention said for someone? (09:05)
  • Jocelyn – How do I handle pan handlers? (12:44)
  • Rob – I was surprised that you mentioned a book about socialism by Dinesh D’Souza. He is a right wing conspiracy theorist (24:34)
  • Vernon – There is a lot of promotion of Republican politicians on this radio. We wouldn’t have the poor if people voted Democrat instead of Republican. (29:16)
  • Maria – The only way I could cope with my siblings not helping me take care of my mom was to not talk with them and make myself an only child. (35:39)
  • Laura – I help out the homeless with a lot of meals and other programs. However, I wouldn’t roll down my car window on the street to hand them anything. That’s too dangerous. (43:11)
  • Derek – As a truck driver, if the spirit feels like its calling me to give, I do give to the poor. I tell them I will pray for them and tell them to pray for me too (48:19)
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.