The Patrick Madrid Show: July 10, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick connects with Laura who’s grappling with scrupulosity and despair. He delves deep into understanding her fears and assures her that forgetting a sin from years ago does not mean she’s in a state of sin. Despair, Patrick explains, isn’t simply a feeling but a harmful, spiritually damaging state one should avoid. He emphasizes that God’s grace is boundless and encourages seeking comfort in the sacraments and trusting in His love. For those struggling, Patrick suggests reaching out to a spiritual advisor and considering reading “Scruples and Sainthood” or “A Thousand Frightening Fantasies.”


  • Guardian Angel appears dressed as a Catholic priest, prays and then disappears, even from photographs (02:18)
  • Peter – If the Liturgy of the Word is not said at mass, is it still valid? (24:34)
  • Jerry – What is your opinion of 12 step programs? (29:28)
  • Laura – How do I know if I am in despair? Am I sinning? Is this scrupulosity? (33:00)
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.