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About Patrick Madrid

“I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes… [more]

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Speaking

  PATRICK MADRID has been a popular speaker on the Catholic lecture circuit for nearly 30 years.… [more]

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Radio

PATRICK  HOSTS the “Patrick Madrid Show,” airing M-F from 6:00 to 9:00 am Pacific. The… [more]

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  “Who is Patrick Madrid?” He’s an author, public speaker, and host of the daily “Patrick… [more]

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Do you know where the saying "God helps those who help themselves" comes from?

Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac quotes it, and an English politician named Algernon Sydney… [more]

Do you know where the saying "God helps those who help themselves" comes from? Do you know where the saying "God helps those who help themselves" comes from?

Debunking six myths about Medjugorje

A new communique was released from the Bishop of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno (the ecclesiastical territory… [more]

Debunking six myths about Medjugorje Debunking six myths about Medjugorje

When this deeply misguided young man grows up to be a mature Christian, he will be embarrassed by his "Why I Hate Religion"video

Since a number of folks have asked my opinion of the new "Why I Hate Religion" video, here it is: The… [more]

When this deeply misguided young man grows up to be a mature Christian, he will be embarrassed by his "Why I Hate Religion"video When this deeply misguided young man grows up to be a mature Christian, he will be embarrassed by his "Why I Hate Religion"video

"Do I Need an Annulment?" and other common questions about divorce and remarriage

(Updated) On my radio show, I'm sometimes asked by callers questions pertaining to their marital… [more]

"Do I Need an Annulment?" and other common questions about divorce and remarriage "Do I Need an Annulment?" and other common questions about divorce and remarriage

Dear Mom . . .

January 22, 2023 Dear Mom: Can you believe it is already the year 2023? I'm still writing '22 on… [more]

Dear Mom . . . Dear Mom . . .

Seeing people through the eyes of Christ changes your view of them

And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit… [more]

Seeing people through the eyes of Christ changes your view of them Seeing people through the eyes of Christ changes your view of them

Quo vadis?

The American actor James Farentino died yesterday at the age of 73. He is perhaps best known for… [more]

Quo vadis? Quo vadis?

Fr. Robert Barron named new rector and president of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary

This is welcome and not entirely unexpected news, given Father Barron's meteoric ascendancy in the Catholic… [more]

Fr. Robert Barron named new rector and president of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary Fr. Robert Barron named new rector and president of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary

Patrick's Blog

Warning signs of a diabolical spirit and how to recognize them

(Updated)               Questions about discernment of spirits come up from time to time on my daily radio show (M-F from 6-9 a.m. Pacific). This has prompted me to study more deeply the Church’s spiritual theology and what God has revealed to us through Scripture and Tradition. The more I’ve learned, the more I see how much I need to learn. As a service to my listeners... [Read more...]

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Did you hear the one about Catholics “worshiping” statues?

Did you hear the one about Catholics “worshiping” statues?

[Updated] True story! The disapproval many Protestants have toward the Catholic custom of displaying religious statues and images is fueled by a suspicion that Catholics must be engaging in idolatry by worshiping those statues (forbidden in Exodus 20:3-5 and Deut. 5:6-9). Take it from me. This misconception is far more widespread than you might think. About 25 years ago, as Karl Keating and I arrived at a suburban... [Read more...]

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“Do I Need an Annulment?” and other common questions about divorce and remarriage

“Do I Need an Annulment?” and other common questions about divorce and remarriage

(Updated) On my radio show, I’m sometimes asked by callers questions pertaining to their marital status. The twin issues of divorce and remarriage are extremely common today, and many people, including many Catholics, find themselves confused and unsure about what God and the Church require from them in this area. This uncertainty has various causes, such as failure to seek answers from the competent... [Read more...]

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The Rosary and the Devil’s Defeat

  Along with countless others, I can attest to the tremendous power of the rosary in resolving seemingly insoluble problems, gaining clarity of thought, the conversion of sinners, overcoming vices, and conquering the machinations of the evil one.  This powerful story illustrates the importance of staying close to our Lady by praying the rosary every day. — Patrick Madrid   By Br. Ezra Sullivan, OP   On... [Read more...]

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Sons of Perdition: How Certain Catholic Priests Turned the Kennedys Pro-Abortion

Sons of Perdition: How Certain Catholic Priests Turned the Kennedys Pro-Abortion

Awhile back, The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating and deeply saddening article exploring the reasons behind the Kennedy Family’s staunch pro-abortion position. Believe it or not, Ted Kennedy used to be pro-life. So how did he and all the other prominent Kennedys swing so far in the wrong direction? For that matter, what about some of the other Catholic pro-abortion zealots in (or recently in) high public... [Read more...]

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California Mission Pilgrimage

You’re invited! Join me on a grace-filled Catholic pilgrimage to the historic California Missions, this October 2-9. We’ll journey in the footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra. Most Rev. James Wall, Bishop of Gallup, NM, will be our chaplain for this trip, and I’ll be giving special presentations on the life of Saint Junipero, the history of the California Missions, and the miraculous apparition of Our... [Read more...]

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Garage Bands

Fictitious Garage Band Names from the “Patrick Madrid Show” The Kentucky Clerks 5 Dudes and a Chicken Trump Tats Mysterious Dentists Cerebral Organoids Motherboard The Gender Binary Artificial Vomiting Machine Baby Hurricanes People Zoo Full Blown Trolls Paramedic Brides Young Thieves The Squatters Battle of the Buns Sausage Biscuit Rage Incident The Meat Bees The Swedish Toddlers Tony Caterpillar Captive... [Read more...]

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If you’re married & you’re on Facebook, you should read this

If you’re married & you’re on Facebook, you should read this

(Originally posted in early 2011) A claim made in this article doesn’t surprise me a bit: “A survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that Facebook is cited as evidence in 66 percent of divorces in the United States. Also, more than 80 percent of divorce lawyers reported they “have seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence” during the past few years.” In... [Read more...]

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There’s ZERO moral equivalence between the Crusades and Muslim jihad

The Crusades = Jihad? Nice try, but no dice. Maybe you saw or heard about that notorious National Prayer Breakfast speech in which Mr. Obama attempted to equate the Catholic Crusades with violent, murderous Muslim jihad (watch video specifically at 2:00 mark). Well, nothing could be further from the truth. He said, “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during... [Read more...]

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Important qualities to look for in a spiritual director

Important qualities to look for in a spiritual director

Over the last 25 years or so, I’ve noticed with bemusement an unfortunate trend in the United States in which an increasing number of lay people arrogate to themselves the title of “spiritual director.” I regard this as unfortunate because, except in certain rare exceptions, lay people are simply not qualified or competent to serve as spiritual directors. Even lay people who have some formal training... [Read more...]

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