Tag Archives: St Joseph

The View from Nazareth

by Michael Warren Davis “All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.” * This passage from Ecclesiastes—about there being a time to be born and a time to die, a time to cast away … Continue reading

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Pope adds name of St. Joseph to Eucharistic prayers

(Vatican Radio) In the first decree of a liturgical nature of this pontificate, Pope Francis has decided that name of St. Joseph should be added to the Eucharistic Prayers II, II and IV, as they appear in the third typical … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II: Homily on the Feast of St Joseph

On Thursday 19, March 1987, Feast of St. Joseph, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in the Viale Garibaldi, Civitavecchia, and preached the following homily: 1. “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife” (Mt 1-20). These are key … Continue reading

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The Feast of St. Joseph

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him. We know he was a carpenter, a working man, for … Continue reading

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A man for our times

The iconic New Zealand hero is the strong and silent type. He says little, though what he says is honest, wise, and to the point. He is reliable, sensible, and loyal. In a crisis, he makes rapid and sensible judgements, … Continue reading

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