Right Here, Right Now Podcast for November 26, 2014

Right Here, Right Now with Patrick Madrid PodcastOn today’s show…

Fear Of Committment


  • Younger people have too many choices offered to them.
  • I blame myself for my children leaving Catholicism.
  • We need strong men in families to set the example.
  • My nephew has become an Atheist; How can I respond?
  • Catholic schools don’t always teach the faith.
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Media buzz surrounds launch of Immaculate Heart Radio in Los Angeles

radio-tower-21With the launch of KHJ 930 AM in Los Angeles yesterday, the media has been abuzz about this powerhouse station that will bring the Gospel to 15 million people in the Los Angeles area. Below are some articles that have been published regarding KHJ.

11/17 – KPCC 89.3

11/17 – Radio World

11/15 – Radio & Television Business Report

11/14 – LA Observed

11/8 – Radio & Television Business Report

11/7 – All Access Music Group

11/6 – LA Daily News

11/6 – Radio World

11/6 – Angelus (The Tidings Online)

4/24 – Catholic World Report

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Tattoo artist turned Benedictine monk

Photo credit: Danielle Peterson/Statesman Journal

Photo credit: Danielle Peterson/Statesman Journal

With tattoos on his neck, arms, and hands, Brother Andre Love doesn’t look like your typical Benedictine monk. But for the last six years the former tattoo artist has been a member of the order at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, where he is an iconographer and curator of the Abbey’s art collection. The Statesman Journal recently profiled Brother Andre Love and his incredible journey to the monastic life.


Six years ago, Mount Angel Abbey’s serene hilltop campus shook, as leather-clad Bobby Love rolled in on his motorcycle. Love removed his helmet revealing pierced ears and a mop of dreadlocks. With tattoos on his hands, arms and neck, he looked like an extra on “Sons of Anarchy” not a someone attending a retreat for those who might become Catholic monks.

Love knew from a young age that he wanted to devote his life to being an artist. After dropping out of high school and serving in the army,  he discovered he could make $100 an hour as a tattoo artist, and developed a reputation as a tattoo artist in New York, New Orleans, Seattle and Austin. Despite having friends and material comfort, Love was still unhappy. He told the Statesman Journal:

“Everything said I should be happy, but I felt very alone and adrift. I looked at myself and realized that I had become a product,” Love said. “I was doing art not as personal expression but for what the kids want, what the kids would shell out the coin for.”

It had become about money, brand and ego. It had become about drugs and booze. He’d left his family and divorced three times.

“I had no clue what love was. I had no clue how to love or how to let other people love me and that’s why I was miserable,” Love said.

He admitted being an addict.

“The addiction was only a symptom of a greater problem … spiritual bankruptcy,” Love said. “I came to the realization that I need God. I needed to be a whole person in the sense that it’s not just about the material or the physical, but there was a whole spiritual dynamic that I had completely ignored.”


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