“It’s been said that sin is the shipwreck of the soul. If the sin is serious, it is a fatal shipwreck. Confession is the only plank to which you can safely cling if you want to be brought back to the harbor of God’s grace.” (Canons Regular of St. John Cantius) Recently on The Patrick... Continue reading
Recently on The Patrick Madrid Show, a young listener David called in to ask if people who don’t believe in God could still go to heaven. In other words, are atheists and agnostics even capable of attaining salvation given their denial of the basic belief that our creator exists? Patrick began by laying a foundation... Continue reading
There is a video out there, by Cale Clarke’s own admission, of him visiting Caesarea Philippi and proclaiming to his audience that that is the location where Jesus spoke to St. Peter and said, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail... Continue reading
We have been covering the Eucharist: the Sacrament of God’s trinitarian love. As Pope Benedict XVI says: “The sacrament of charity, the Holy Eucharist is the gift that Jesus Christ makes of himself, thus revealing to us God’s infinite love for every man and woman… The first element of Eucharistic faith is the mystery of... Continue reading
As humans – with a spiritual soul and a physical body – we can only relate to others through a physical body. We express all our thoughts, desires, intentions, and love through matter, whether by physical touch, physical sounds in speech, writing with ink and paper, or by electronic communication. Even our knowledge and communication...
“Rapture” is the term often used by Christian denominations to describe one of the last phases of human existence in which the believers of a particular creed will be granted salvation and entrance into paradise, while the others will be left behind. You can see it in everything from movies (The Rapture) to video games... Continue reading
At the pinnacle of creation, God created our first parents: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing... Continue reading
Recently on The Patrick Madrid Show, an anonymous listener wrote in to the show to ask about any guidance that Patrick can offer as far as preparing someone to altar serve on their own. Dear Patrick, Our young son, 11 years old, volunteered at our parish to be an altar server a few months ago.... Continue reading