The Patrick Madrid Show: June 25, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick tackles a critical topic: the Catholic Church’s stance on ectopic pregnancies. John, a dedicated pro-lifer, asks about the morality of managing an ectopic pregnancy when the mother’s life is at risk. Patrick discusses the principle of double effect, which permits removing a diseased fallopian tube to save the mother, while sadly resulting in the unintended death of the unborn child. This approach underlines the importance of intention in moral decisions, distinguishing it from direct abortion. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of ethics and life.


  • Leonard – Is there a difference between anointing of the sick and extreme unction? (00:34)
  • Jack – My priest didn’t say the Gloria or the Creed at the feast of Saint John the Baptist (01:41)
  • Les – The 10 commandments being posted in schools in Louisiana (07:21)
  • Paul (email) – Many of our government buildings have the 10 Commandments set in stone just outside their front doors (24:00)
  • Roy – Women are able to enter the military faster than men under the current standards. (26:46)
  • Judy (email) – What was the name of the book you’re going to send Brooklyn (from the 2nd hour of today’s show) (36:40)
  • John – Ectopic pregnancy has always been gray area. Is it legitimate to end that kind of pregnancy?  What is the church’s teaching? (37:39)
  • Jim – I read an article about the reason girls have eating disorders is because of being abused.
  • Edward – Comment about the 10 Commandments being displayed at school
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.