The Patrick Madrid Show: July 03, 2024 – Hour 2

Patrick tackles the tough issue of conscience versus preference in observing Church laws. He explores a real-life example of someone not attending mass due to grieving, and clarifies that preference is not the same as a well-formed conscience. He also debunks the notion that personal preference, such as attending only the traditional Latin mass, excuses one from Sunday obligations. The takeaway? As Catholics, it’s paramount to properly form our consciences and adhere to Church obligations, even when it’s challenging.


  • Joanne – I thought you were crazy the first time I listened to you but now I listen to you all the time and this show is a blessing. (00:37)
  • Susan – I was disappointed at Culvers for having a ‘they, them’ name tag. I felt like I was being scolded. (06:54)
  • Audio: “I’m a nice guy” gets a free water at Chick Fil A and harasses an employee and it costs him everything
  • Bob – Sometimes doing the right thing is telling people that they are true to who they say they are. (17:07)
  • Billy (email) – Does Relevant Radio have any materials I could leave in a hotel?
  • Matt – How culpable are you if you appeal to conscience to violate Church law? I know two people who are justifying not going to Mass. (28:18)
  • Dominic – I just turned 20 and had fallen into the radical traditionalist group of hating the Novus Ordo. I found it was making me more hateful and closed off. (41:31)
  • Tony – What is the Catholic Churches teaching on pre-destination and free will? (47:30)
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.