My new radio show, “Right Here, Right Now”

September 4, 2012 by  
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Those of you who follow the goings-on in the world of Catholic radio might be interested to know that after having the privilege of hosting the Thursday edition of EWTN Radio’s “Open Line” show for five great years, I will soon be leaving “Open Line” to take over hosting duties of a new daily show called “Right Here, Right Now,” produced by Immaculate Heart Radio.

This new one-hour show will focus on my interactions with the callers who can ask questions and make comments (some Catholic radio shows only allow listeners to ask questions, but not comment). “Right Here, Right Now” is a show about you – what’s important to you, what’s on your mind, and what makes you think.  My goal is to meet listeners where they are and take it to the next level!

To be on the show, please call toll-free: 888-701-5992.

“Right Here, Right Now” airs Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 2:00 Pacific (4:00 – 5:00 ET). You can listen online at (click “listen live”) or click the link below for a complete list of IHR stations.

Starting today, it will begin airing across the rapidly expanding Immaculate Heart Radio Network on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, as I finish out the month doing my regular Thursday “Open Line” show. Then, starting October 1st, I’ll step away from “Open Line” and “Right Here, Right Now” will begin airing, M-F, across the entire EWTN Radio network of over 200 AM & FM stations across the U.S., as well as via Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and globally via shortwave.

I’ll have more info and show updates for you soon, including a forthcoming link to where you can hear archived shows. And if you’d like to listen to any of my “Open Line” shows from the past few years, they are archived at the St. Gabriel Radio website.

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31 Responses to “My new radio show, “Right Here, Right Now””
  1. Silvia says:

    Hello Patrick I listen to the catholic radio station home & when driving, this morning Monday 19th 2015 at 6:30 am you were talking about the 10 best Catholic movies on Netflex will you be able to give those names? I appreciated very much, I remember just one The Bicycle thief, remember about 2 other ones that you mentioned but just the little story not the title.

    Thank you, and God Bless us all!!
    Silvia Rodriguez

    • Tom Kirchner says:

      Hi Patrick we met at St Elizabeth Ann Seton in Whiting. I bought the diary of St Faustina. It’s deep reading for me. Sometimes it’s easy to understand and at other times it’s hard. My comprehension of the hard parts really make me beat up on myself that I’ll never meet Jesus’s expectations. I certainly want to be a good Roman Catholic Soul who gives my soul and will over to Jesus to direct me how I should live my life in this existence and I worry if it isn’t enough.

      Love and Eternal Light

  2. mark massey says:

    Hi Patrick.

    I have been enjoying parts of your show here in Los Angeles. Today I heard the show concerning a particular “Church of Satan” publishing and distributing books for school children to read.
    I wasn’t able to call in today, but I thought that you might interested in a slightly different point of view….

    As a serious Roman Catholic, I heartily defend the concept of Separation of Church and State. If I lived in Utah, I would not be happy with someone teaching religion or ethics to my kids from the Book of Mormon. If I lived in a town overpopulated by Hindus or Scientologists (as ludicrous as that my sound) I would not want the schools teaching my children religious fundamentals by reading the Baghavad Gita or Dianetics.
    Although my theological beliefs are not the same as the atheists, I do agree with them when it comes to the concept Separation of Church and State. I think it is a fair and just way of allowing a plurality of religious (and non-religious) beliefs to co-exist.

    I don’t know a lot about the so-called “Church of Satan”. I have spoken with perhaps two or three “Satanists” in my lifetime. As far as I could tell, none of them were really serious about Satanic beliefs.
    They were, however, deadly serious about making a point. These people I talked to appeared to me to be really angry Atheists with an axe to grind. They were trying to make a point by using an absurd religion (“The Church of the Lucifer, the Bad Guy”), pushing it in the face of Christians, and taking it to a most absurd (and for many, shocking) end: Satanic children’s books to be distributed along with all the other “religious nonsense”.
    I really don’t think these books are intended for children. They are meant for Christian adults. From your description of the materials inside, it sounds like these people who are putting these books together are really angry. I think they are trying to shock the Christian community by using this form of absurd rhetoric. I also believe a lot of them probably think it’s funny, and to them it’s just a big joke taken to ridiculous ends.
    If there is real damage here, I think it’s that there are some angry Atheists out there trying to make Christians look like fools by using some absurd rhetoric in the form of children’s books (and I have not doubt that Satan would probably love this.)
    Mark M.

  3. Lourdes Erickson says:

    Hy Patrick I listened to your show every time I’m driving you guy’s are good defending our Catholic faith I learned so much all the apologists on immaculate radio I can’t get enough I pray for all of. You thank you for mother angelica . You are all filled with the holy spirit. God blessed all of you for the wonderful job your doing for the lord. Thanks

  4. David says:

    Hi Patrick, I listen to your podcast as often as possible, I learn so much about our Faith.
    On the other hand, I was listening to a radio station, NPR News on 7/15/2014 while commuting (SFO Bay Area). Anyways, I was more than surprised to hear what I heard from a “news wire” that claimed that the Episcopal Church has made an statement regarding abolishing “the devil” from their baptism services and so on. Here i place the links, I hope you can comment on it, and provide further insightful feedback together with your hosts in your radio show.
    Thanks for all you do.

  5. Jennie Sides says:

    I have listening to the show for a couple of months. I started seeing a guy and his family is Catholic. My question is how do I bring up the conversation about going to his church one Sunday.

  6. Brenda says:

    My 20 year old son was watching the comedy channel. He pays for Netflix. The comedian was swearing, talking about sex and women. My 17 yr. old daughter was there. I asked my son to change the channel. I talked to him about a rule in the house is to be respectful. The “jokes” were diminishing to women, disrespectful and the language was fowl. It didn’t go very well. He told me he pays for the service, he is an adult, it is stupid, etc. I proceeded to turn off the TV and he lost his privileges. As I told him, age has nothing to do with it. I am 49, his father 53 and we never watch trashy programs. We don’t swear and we teach and practice respect. We are the examples and have no tolerance. Thank your program.

    • David says:

      If I may, Brenda. Good job. As parents we certainly need to stand in our ground. Not just because it is the house you have built on your family, but because you should always try to teach what is right. Obviously, children will be “legal” adults at some point and will have to make their own choices. But knowing what is of God and what is not, you providing that teaching, even when they merge into sinful ways, they will know in their hearts what is right and what is not. God can provide for much graces, and your kids will find comfort in the teachings of Jesus, and comfort in knowing that when in trouble, they can count with you, their parents.

  7. Robert King says:

    Heard your show this night. About angel experiences an angel appeared in front of my house while I was on the first floor and was working on something so I went to the basement so not to be higher up then the angel was and when he was done and I could no longer see him I went out side to see what it was he was working on and I found an enclave with two figurines of myself facing outwards and on the one on the left was the unfading crown of glory the figurines were the size of my thumb and the crown was pure white and crescent shaped like a half moon horizontal placed I thought about this and finally touched it with my right hand and it dissolved and communism fell through out the world God gave me that much power on my right hand Thank you for listening Robert

  8. Dot K says:

    I heard your broadcast this morning about committing the unpardonable sin. In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus says to the Pharisees,

    “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come” (NKJV, emphasis added). You the quoted Hebrews about the final judgement.

    Hebrews 9:27
    King James Version (KJV)

    27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    My question is what is the role of Purgatory in light of this verse in Hebrew.

  9. Larry Romanowich says:

    Hi Patrick.
    Heard your comments today on purification of the sacred vessels. My son used to be alterboys. I didn’t like the fact that as alter boys, they were carrying our lord in to the side, and it wasn’t in a formal procession, they weren’t ordained (qualified?) they could trip (they were young boys) etc. There is generally another informal procession from the front to the back of the church with no ceremony to the back of the church past various parishoners where they are cleaned.

  10. Ken Terry says:

    I just caught a piece of one of your broadcasts and i must say that i am impressed. Far too many call in show hosts tend to disparage the opinions/beliefs of those who call in. The gentleman i heard you talking to had an odd perspective (regarding reincarnated witness’ to the crucifixion) but you showed amazing respect, patience, and consideration for his view. Thank you. May God bless your ministry.

  11. Ken says:

    Regarding praying for people in purgatory – why should we pray for them?

    The caller used melting temperature of a metal….

    However, the answer for him is, the temperature can be reached ‘faster’.

    God will speed up the process by applying merits from Jesus and the saints, much like MORE fuel to speed up the process.

  12. bob Z says:

    Greatest show ever.
    2-5-13 show —
    That “athest” so called lawyer – new york.
    One that is “educated beyond his intellegence”
    You guys gave him way too much time in spreading the devils words.
    Maybe a time limit up front – that they can spread their negative!
    My prayers are with you.
    Keep up gods work.

  13. Christina says:

    For those wondering about the Podcast….

    All the shows are online, so you can listen to them anytime, when you can’t listen live.

    Just go here:

    Then scroll down to “Right Here, Right Now – With Patrick Madrid” 🙂

    Until there’s a podcast URL, this is a great option.

    Thanks again, Patrick!

  14. Anthony Thomas says:

    Patrick, I spoke with you yesterday on the show and we were discussing St Nicholas. Do you recall? You had asked me to give up you the”cash value” pertaining to what had occurred over the Christmas holidays. Well, u
    I completely misunderstood what you meant and I thought you were trying to get me to tie up my question. But I get it now. So to answer your original question, I prayed an incomplete nice novena to St Nicholas and we had around $750 – $1000 dollars to spend on our family this year. I assure you this was completely unforeseen but I have always believed in a father Christmas. So rest assured, next yeat I intend to properly complete the novena and continue to call on my ally St Nicholas throughout the year. He does indeed have a soft spot for the children of the world.
    The peace if Christ be with you
    Anthony in Birmingham

  15. Christina says:

    Like others have mentioned – I hope there is a podcast feed url available soon.

    I rely heavily on podcasts b/c I work long hours (can’t be online often) + don’t have any Catholic radio stations in my city .. Nashville.

    I’m actually listening to you right now on Catholic Answers .. show #5699 🙂

  16. JenniferT says:

    Hello Patrick,
    I was driving home scanning the radio when I came across your show. You answered a question about The Pope and your faith in him with his greater knowledge to know what is best for people in the region of Palestine.
    My comment/concern is not in the the actual topic you were responding to. My concern is this, You were quick to point out that you are not part of the Zionist movement and you made it clear that you are not affiliated in any way.
    So you identify that within a religion there are sects which may operate outside the faith. You wanted it be known that you are not a Zionist.
    So why did you not point out that Muslims who do acts of terrorism are operating outside of Islam? You grouped them all as Muslim Terrorists. You spoke about the media having their own agenda, yet you too supported the same agenda by terming them as “Muslim Terrorists”. Not all terrorists are Muslim and not all Muslims are terrorists. Just as you were quick to separate yourself from Zionists, dont you think Muslims are quick to separate from Islamists? and Therefore deserve the same consideration and respect? You should not judge a group of people by the acts of a few. If that was an acceptable practice, then Catholics would be known as Child Molesters and Pedophiles. There are misguided and misled (i am no one to say who is good or bad, that is with God) people of every faith, nationality, gender, age group etc.
    I apologize if I have offended or upset you in anyway. My intention is to make you aware of your mistake so that you may be more careful here forward. I know you are a servant of God and wish only to whats right to please Him. Peace be with you.

  17. Patti Day says:

    Saw a comment today that put things in perspective for me: Whether marriage is redefined now or later, whether our religious freedom is trampled now or in 10 years, these are not at risk because politicians are getting bolder, they are at risk because our convictions are getting colder.

  18. BillyHW says:

    Where’s the podcast link?

  19. Kat says:

    Keep us all posted if podcasts ever become available! 🙂 I’m loving the new show, but I know I won’t be able to catch it every day.

  20. Lisa Cernik says:

    great responses today; you had me cheering from my kitchen!

  21. Sherylene says:

    For your final Open Line show, will there be a podcast?

  22. I look forward to the show!

  23. Nice website. I found you on Catholics Come Home facebook. Keep up the good work,

  24. Jim says:

    Looking forward to your new show!

    Good luck and God bless!

  25. Jordan Henderson says:


    Will a podcast be available?


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