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  • What We Can Learn About Suffering in the Story of Joseph the Patriarch

    01/13/2016 7:07:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What We Can Learn About Suffering in the Story of Joseph the Patriarch Msgr. Charles Pope January 12, 2016 One of the greatest (but most painful) of mysteries is that of suffering and evil in the world. I was meditating with my Sunday school parents this past weekend on the Old Testament patriarch Joseph. His story is rich with lessons about family struggles, envy, jealousy, pride, mercy, and forgiveness. But it also has a lot to say about suffering and the way that God can use it to bring blessings.While there are many layers to Joseph's story, both personal...
  • Catholic Caucus: How St. Joseph Lived the Greatest Calling of Husband and Father

    03/20/2015 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Seton Magazine ^ | 03.18.15 | John Clark
    Because this column is devoted to promoting Catholic fatherhood, this is a special feast day: the Feast of Saint Joseph. The following is an updated version of a column that John wrote a few years ago. Men in history are often remembered for things like winning a battle, governing a country, composing a symphony, writing a masterpiece, or inventing a life-changing device. Today, the Church honors a man who did none of these.  Even in his own time, in the eyes of much of the world, this small-town carpenter was insignificant. But his greatness did not lie in his...
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Joseph, a Father of Fathers

    03/19/2015 8:00:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 02.27.12 | Father Frederick J. Miller
    In his love for Mary and Jesus, St. Joseph’s faithfulness and purity are an example for all Christian fathersby Father Frederick J. Miller (Tyrolese Art Glass Co., Austria, 1899 / Courtesy Saint Joseph's University Collection, Philadelphia) In his 1989 apostolic letter, Guardian of the Redeemer, Blessed John Paul II held up St. Joseph as a model of the Christian life for all believers. He wrote, “St. Joseph’s example transcends all individual states of life and serves as a model for the entire Christian community, whatever the condition and duties of each of its members may be” (30). Precisely because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Saint Joseph, Protector of the Family Against Satanic Attack

    03/19/2015 7:05:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.19.15 | Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro
    His obedience of faith was manifested, as the Gospel tells us, after an angel of God revealed to him that it was through the Holy Spirit that the child had been conceived in Mary. When Joseph awoke, “he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took his wife into his home” without hesitation or objection.  (Matthew 1:20)  When Herod sought to kill the infant Jesus, Saint Joseph obediently took him and the Blessed Mother to safety. (Matthew 2:13-14) As Pope Saint John II pointed out in Redemptoris Custos, “already at the beginning of redemption, after Mary,...
  • Pro-life shrine to open in former Twin Spires (Missouri)

    01/23/2015 1:23:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    newspressnow.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jena Sauber
    The St. Mary and St. Joseph Family Memorial Foundation has purchased the Twin Spires in Downtown St. Joseph with plans to create a national pro-life shrine. When it opens this spring, the church will become the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the first national pro-life shrine in the country. It will serve as a location for prayer to end abortion, and for atonement for the babies and the conversion of their parents, the nonprofit said. “It was kind of miraculous. We were going to build a shrine,” said Richard Mahoney, president of the foundation. “I got a call from a...
  • Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast

    01/10/2015 4:51:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 10 January 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast continues to sweep across the US With sub-zero temperatures, severe wind chills and snowfall, millions across the eastern US have been desperately trying to stay warm this week. But one photographer chose to brave the frigid weather for hours on end - to capture these stunning photos of St Joseph Lighthouse in Michigan. Donning sturdy boots and warm clothing, Joshua Nowicki trekked along the icy shore of Lake Michigan on Thursday morning, armed with a camera. He then captured a breathtaking array of photos...
  • St. Joseph Monastery Closing After Over 160 Years

    01/15/2014 6:43:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WTAJ.COM ^ | 15 JANUARY 2014 | MALLORY LANE
    ST. MARYS, ELK COUNTY - The St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys is the oldest in the United States, and after 161 years of serving the community, it's closing its doors. At its peak in the 60s and 70s, the St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys, Elk County had 125 sisters. Today, there are 17 left, ages 58 to 91, and they'll have to find a new home. We spoke with many people in the St. Marys community who say the St. Joseph Monastery is a huge institution for the community. They say the news of it closing is devastating....
  • Gunman Who Took Hostages at Louisiana Bank Posted Chilling Facebook Messages

    10/05/2013 11:57:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | n/a
    "Gunman who took hostages at Louisiana bank posted chilling Facebook messages" SNIPPET: "The gunman who took three hostages at a Louisiana bank Tuesday -- killing one of them before being shot and killed by police -- recently posted chilling messages on Facebook, including a cartoon strip about hostages.   In a post on Sunday, 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed displays a cartoon strip that focuses on an apparent hostage situation." SNIPPET: "Ahmed's final post, made Tuesday just hours before the hostage standoff began, is of a photo of a man with a sword attacking a tank.Under the photo is a quote...
  • FBI releases official statement on Tensas Tragedy shooter (St Joseph, LA)

    08/23/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    KNOE-TV8 ^ | August 23, 2013 | Brandon Rodgers
    Posted: Aug 23, 2013 12:55 PM CST Updated: Aug 23, 2013 1:03 PM CST Posted By Brandon Rodgers, GMALM Producer MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Federal Bureau of Investigations issued an official statement on Fuaed Abdo Ahmed Friday in response to a KNOE 8 News inquiry. The FBI confirms they interviewed Ahmed while in Yemen in April of this year. Ahmed's family thought that he was missing or had been possibly kidnapped. When reentering the country in June, Ahmed was detained at Los Angeles International Airport by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. He was questioned...
  • Pope adds name of St. Joseph to Eucharistic prayers

    06/19/2013 3:06:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 6/19/2013
    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 edition of the Roman Missal, after the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Below please find the text of the decree issued Wednesday by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments: DECREE Exercising his paternal care over Jesus, Saint Joseph of Nazareth, set over the Lord’s family, marvelously fulfilled the office he received by grace. Adhering firmly to the...
  • Ex-Indiana governor(Kernan): That's not my signature on Obama petition

    10/12/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-12-11 | AP
    Former Gov. Joe Kernan says a signature on a petition to place Barack Obama's name on Indiana's 2008 primary ballot isn't his, putting him among dozens of dubious signatures found in a newspaper's investigation. Kernan, a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary, told the South Bend Tribune that he didn't sign the Obama document. "No, not at all," the former South Bend mayor said when asked whether the signature next to his name on the Obama petition looked like his own. "Nor does the printing look like mine." The Tribune reported Wednesday that it has talked...
  • Dzien Swietego Jozefa (St. Joseph's Day)

    03/19/2003 1:23:56 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies · 616+ views
    n/a | unknown
         Dzien Swietego Jozefa (St. Joseph's Day) Feast Day * Iconography of St. Joseph * Hymns to St. JosephSt. Joseph Prayer for a Happy Death * St. Joseph's Day ProverbThe Litany of St. Joseph * Blessing of the St. Joseph's TableThe Story of St. Joseph's Day in Polonia: A Polish-American HybridSt. Joseph Links Feast Day: March 19 / 19. MarcaIn Poland, it is customary to celebrate "Imienien" or Namesday, the feast day of one's patron saint. To allow the many Josephs to celebrate their namesday, the Church would grant a dispensation from the rigors of Lent on March 19. ...
  • Who Watches “The Watcher”? (MO politics)

    08/14/2010 11:45:29 AM PDT · by Optimist · 4 replies
    Missourians for Conservative Values ^ | August 12, 2010 | Andre
    What do you do when the person responsible for overseeing our elections fails miserably in following the very laws put into place that assure fair elections? In other words: who watches “The Watcher”? In political campaigning great efforts have been made, and systems put into place, (snip) the rules for candidates and their committees also assures that we the voters are not unfairly influenced in our vote by the hiding of significant information. (snip)candidates for state offices and some county offices must also report the details of their campaigns to the statewide authority: the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC). Since it...
  • Authorities checking to see if man is Jacob Wetterling

    09/30/2004 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 1,456+ views
    KSTP TV ^ | 9-29-2004 | KSTP news
    ST. CLOUD - Authorities are trying to find out if a Minnesota man may actually be the subject of the state's most famous missing persons cases. Stearns County officials are investigating the man, who lives in Roseau County, to see if he could be Jacob Wetterling. However, they told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that they doubt he is the boy who disappeared back in the 1980s.
  • Investigators On The Scene Of Where Jacob Wetterling Disappeared More Than 20 years (MN)

    06/30/2010 3:30:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 6-30-`0 | Cory Kampschroer
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has confirmed Stearns County investigators are at a property in the area where Jacob Wetterling was abducted more than 20 years ago. Neighbors report seeing several unmarked law enforcement vehicles Wednesday morning at the property in St. Joseph. A sheriff's office squad car is parked at the entry to the driveway. The sheriff's office tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that, "an investigation is occurring today, but details of that investigation are restricted by a Stearns County court order." The sheriff's office would not release any other details about the investigation and gave no indication when more details would...
  • Catholic Group Blasts Pelosi For Invoking St. Joseph on Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

    03/20/2010 7:23:46 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 254+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/20/2010 | Staff
    "I've seen much hypocrisy from Catholic elected officials during this process, but Nancy Pelosi's invoking of St. Joseph, the patron of families, to assist in the passage of the health care bill is utter sacrilege," said Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive director of Catholic Families for America. "Does the speaker not know that St. Joseph is the patron of families? How far does her apostasy go?" questioned Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive director of the group. Roberts mentioned that so many Catholic groups had been praying a Novena to St. Joseph, which is a nine-day prayer for his intercession on behalf of...
  • Pelosi Invokes 'St. Joseph the Worker' to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Bill

    03/19/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies · 843+ views
    Life Site ^ | March 19, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker," Pelosi told reporters Friday on Capitol Hill. "It's a day where we remember and pray to St. Joseph to benefit the workers of America, and that's exactly what our health care bill will do."However, Catholic commentators quickly pointed out that Pelosi's Catholic pitch was less than pitch-perfect: March 19 is actually the Catholic feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary, and not the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, which takes place on May 1.AmericanPapist blogger Thomas Peters wrote that, "When I first heard about this I thought it was a...
  • Joemas Gifts: Saintly Treats... and Friday Meats

    03/11/2010 2:08:26 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 307+ views
    WITL ^ | March 11, 2010 | Rocco Palmo
    Lest anyone's tempted to think otherwise, be forewarned: your monitor isn't edible. As always, the Green Beer, Irish potatoes -- and, of course, Corned Beef -- of St Paddy's Day might be taking the dominant line as feast-day food goes this time of year... but for the Northeastern Italians among us (and those elsewhere lucky enough to have the goods shipped their way by friends), these mid-March days are all about (Spring Training and) the Zeppoli, the cream-filled cakes shown above that traditionally herald St Joseph's Day, observed annually on the 19th. While the lines outside the South Pharaohtown...
  • Saint Joseph: Complete submission to the will of God (Pope Benedict XVI) (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/19/2009 6:43:10 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 3,346+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/18/2009 | Pope Benedict XVI
    "I ... encourage you to look to Saint Joseph. When Mary received the visit of the angel at the Annunciation, she was already betrothed to Joseph. In addressing Mary personally, the Lord already closely associates Joseph to the mystery of the Incarnation. Joseph agreed to be part of the great events which God was beginning to bring about in the womb of his spouse. He took Mary into his home. He welcomed the mystery that was in Mary and the mystery that was Mary herself. He loved her with great respect, which is the mark of all authentic love. Joseph...
  • St. Joseph as Head of the Holy Family (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/04/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 626+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century? | Pere Binet, S.J
    Painting of the Holy Family from an exhibit of art in the Cusco School style in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, August 2008. [The following is excerpted from the book "The Divine Favors Granted to St. Joseph," by Pere Binet, S.J., reprinted by TAN Books, pgs. 59-60, 86-87.] "Let us consider...how, as father and spouse, this incomparable Saint [Joseph] has a right to be honoured by Jesus and Mary, since it is a precept, both natural and divine, that every son must honour his father, every wife her husband. Here Gerson expresses a sweet and loving thought;...
  • Octave: St. Joseph, A 'Man’s Man', Calling Men to Jesus

    12/29/2008 1:34:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 637+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/28/2008 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier
    We need to learn to give our “Yes” to the God whose Love invites our participation. Joseph is our teacher on this way, a true 'Man’s Man', calling all men to follow Jesus. CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - “Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary; of whom Jesus was born, he who is called Christ. Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just...
  • Catholic Men's National Day of Prayer, MARCH 15, 2008, The Solemnity of St. Joseph (Catholic Caucus)

    03/15/2008 6:14:48 AM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 472+ views
    MARCH 15, 2008--The Solemnity of St. Joseph"Saint Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care." - Pope John Paul II We are inviting all Catholic laymen in the United States to join with us on this day to pray for both a personal and collective renewed commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church.                                                -Dan Spencer, Founder, SJC           -Kevin Lynch, President, NFCMWhy St. Joseph?St. Joseph is the man God ordained to be both protector and provider to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ.  He...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-07, Solemnity, St. Joseph, husb'd - Bl. Virgin Mary

    03/19/2007 8:18:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies · 616+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-19-07 | New American Bible
    March 19, 2007 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Monday 10 Reading 12 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne...
  • St. Joseph - Foster Father of Jesus

    12/12/2006 1:16:04 PM PST · by stfassisi · 32 replies · 2,100+ views
    St. Joseph - Foster Father of Jesus by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. It is remarkable, how little the Holy Spirit says about famous people in the Bible. The classic example of this is Saint Joseph. He is the most prominent saint in the Catholic liturgy after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Yet there is not a single word in the Scriptures quoting Saint Joseph. Our plan here is to identify just five qualities of Saint Joseph. Each quality will be briefly described and then applied to ourselves. Of the twenty five invocations in the Litany of Saint Joseph, the ones...
  • Some divine intervention in real estate-[Bury St. Joseph Statues in Ground]

    10/10/2006 10:04:26 AM PDT · by MrNationalist · 30 replies · 2,307+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | Oct 10 2006 | Kim Hone-McMahan
    Sellers put faith in St. Joseph statues. Randy Moore jumped on the shovel with both feet, and the blade pierced the earth. ``It's supposed to be buried 8 inches deep and upside down,'' said Carla Herbert, owner of Harvest Home Realty, who has Randy and Beth Moore's $149,900 Cape Cod on the market. Again, Randy leaped on the garden tool. ``OK, that's deep enough,'' said Herbert, sporting a taupe suit, high heels and a grin. The statue was placed in the ground. Using their bare hands, the Moores pushed the dirt back into the hole, Beth's diamond ring catching the...
  • Many Turn To Higher Power For Home Sales

    09/19/2006 8:04:31 AM PDT · by Cagey · 54 replies · 1,405+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 9-19-2006
    BOSTON -- In order to sell a house these days, people are looking for all the help they can get. A Boston area real estate agent is among those who've turned to a saint. And she believes it worked. Facing a slow market -- and a house with a steep driveway -- agent Judy Moore turned to a St. Joseph figurine. She buried it in the yard, head down. And she soon had a buyer. Moore isn't alone in turning to St. Joseph. Stores nationwide that sell religious goods say sales of his statues are way up. They come with...
  • Vatican changes dates for 2008 Annunciation, St. Joseph feasts

    08/02/2006 6:30:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 494+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 2, 2006 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Because of conflicts in the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican has decided that in 2008 the dates of the feasts of St. Joseph and of the Annunciation of the Lord will be moved. Working a year and a half in advance to meet the needs of publishers of church calendars, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments published its notification on the 2008 changes in mid-July. In 2008, if the feast of St. Joseph were to be celebrated as usual on March 19, it would fall on the Wednesday of Holy Week and if...
  • St. Joseph County Commissioners Veto Amendment To Smoking Ban

    05/17/2006 11:44:15 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 468+ views
    http://www.wsbt.com/ ^ | 5 17 06 | wsbt.com
    view lo speed video view hi speed video (WSBT) It snuffed-out lighting-up in St. Joseph County, but now there's a fight over an amendment to the smoking ban. Tuesday morning County Commissioners vetoed an amendment that would have let some businesses have a smoking room for their workers. The two commissioners who voted down the amendment say it's really a matter of people's health. Cindy Bodle and Steve Ross say they supported the ban in the first place because they wanted people to have cleaner air in public places. Some businesses had complained that workers should have a place to...
  • St. Joseph the Worker, Memorial, May 1

    05/01/2006 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies · 504+ views
    Women for Faith and Family.org ^ | n/a | Women for Faith and Family
    Saint Joseph the WorkerMemorialMay 1stSaint JosephWhat we know about the life of Saint Joseph is contained in the gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke. He has become known as the "Just man".The name foster-father of Our Lord appears in local martyrologies of the ninth and tenth centuries. The first church dedicated in his honor was in 1129 in Bologna. Pope Sixtus IV(1471-84) added the feast of Saint Joseph to the Roman Calendar. Pope Pius IX placed the whole Church under the Patronage of Saint Joseph in 1870.In 1989, Pope John Paul II reflected deeply on the life and witness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-01-06, Opt. St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2006 8:07:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 276+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-01-06 | New American Bible
    May 1, 2006 Monday of the Third Week of Easter Psalm: Monday 19 Reading 1Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyreneans, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.Then they instigated some men to say,“We have heard him speaking blasphemous wordsagainst Moses and God.”They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes,accosted him, seized him,and brought him before the Sanhedrin.They presented false witnesses who testified,“This man...
  • Catholic Devotions: St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2006 6:17:17 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 286+ views
    Various | 5/1/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Saint Joseph the Worker To St. Joseph Saint Joseph, gentle protector of our Lady, guardian and teacher of Jesus in his youth, patron of fathers everywhere, guardian of families, helper of all those who work, thank you for being who you are, gentle, kind, understanding, and oh so patient. Saint Joseph, how often we take you for granted, and you sit there, in the shadows, doing the work that God has asked you to do, with the skilled hands of a patient craftsman. On this day, I wish to honor you for who you are, and what you have done,...
  • The Heart of a Father [St. Joseph]

    03/20/2006 9:05:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies · 851+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 02-18-06 | Leon J. Suprenant, Jr
    by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr Other Articles by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr The Heart of a Father 03/18/06 In the Church we have the beautiful feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with the heart symbolizing the immense love of our Lord and His Blessed Mother for each one of us. In This Article...In the Right PlaceAn Affirmation of FatherhoodMighty Love and Daily Solicitude In the Right Place The Feast of St. Joseph is usually on March 19th, but since it's a solemnity, it got moved to the 20th this year so that it wouldn't...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-06, Solemnity, St. Joseph, husband/Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/20/2006 7:52:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies · 641+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-20-06 | New American Bible
    March 20, 2006 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Monday 15 Reading I2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne...
  • St. Joseph's DAY

    03/19/2006 2:25:12 PM PST · by Rosary · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Joseph, a pious and pure hearted man,who was honest, responsible,trustworthy, hardworking,and Godly, was chosen to be the foster Father-of Jesus Christ,and the pure Spouse of the Virgin Mary, on Earth. The guardian and provider for the Holy Family, was chosen amoung many to take this JOB. Imagine,his humility, in walking daily with the Son of God,Jesus Christ. Watching Jesus grow up and work at the skill of being a carpenter. Seeing Jesus' obedience,His holiness, and yet knowing as God allowed that one day Jesus, would go to die on the cross and Mary would be there,to suffer along with Him-it...
  • (st joseph county)Commissioners Veto Smoking Ban

    01/27/2006 5:28:47 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 380+ views
    http://www.wsbt.com/ ^ | 1 26 06 | wsbt.com
    A proposed smoking ban in St. Joe County has hit a roadblock. Thursday night, county commissioners vetoed the ban passed by the county council last week. After more than two hours of public testimony, commissioners voted two to one to veto the measure, sending it back to the council. Commissioner Mark Dobson says he turned down the ban because the restaurant community wasn't involved enough in the process. “I could support a well-crafted ordinance but I am very upset that the mom and pop restaurant community tavern community in this area was not engaged on this ordinance,” said Dobson....
  • St. Joseph's Spirit of Silence

    03/19/2005 6:09:41 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies · 451+ views
    The Glories of St. Joseph - published by Traditions Monastiques, 1998 | unknown | Dom Bernard Marechaux
    St. Joseph's Spirit of Silence The prudence of St. Joseph had soared to the highest point possible, to the extent of seeing nothing but divine things, sola divina intueatur. It towered over the fleeting course of transitory thigns. We see him as a contemplative absorbed in God, as the man of silence and mystery who is on the earth without being of the earth and from whom nothing may, even for a moment, take away the thought of eternity. Let us also admire him as a man of silence; to know how to refrain from speaking is an outstanding part...
  • March 19 - Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary - Intercessor of civil leaders

    03/19/2005 2:04:28 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies · 3,215+ views
    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 the skeptical Nazarenes ask about Jesus, "Is this not the carpenter's son?" (Matthew 13:55). He wasn't rich for when he took Jesus to the Temple to be circumcised and Mary to be purified he offered the sacrifice of two turtledoves or a pair of pigeons, allowed only for those who could not afford a lamb (Luke 2:24). Despite...
  • St. Joseph's Humility (By St. Francis de Sales)

    03/19/2005 11:39:45 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies · 758+ views
    The Glories of St Joseph - published by Traditions Monastiques, 1998 | between 1567 and 1622 | St. Francis de Sales
    Humility and Virginity Just as St. Joseph took care to guard his virtues under cover of very holy humility, he was also diligent in hiding the precious pearl of his virginity. If he agreed to be married, it was so that, without anyone knowing it, he could hide his virtue under the veil of a holy marriage. On this subject, virgins and those who wish to live in chastity, are taught that it is not sufficient to be celibate. If they are not humble and do not guard their purity in the precious vase of humility, they will be like...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-05, Solemnity, St. Joseph, husband - Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/19/2005 7:29:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies · 853+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-19-05 | New American Bible
    March 19, 2005Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Saturday 14 Reading I2 Sam 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • St Joseph’s Paternal Love

    03/12/2005 1:33:40 PM PST · by Grey Ghost II · 29 replies · 405+ views
    Fr. Urban Snyder
    St Joseph’s Paternal Love by Fr. Urban Snyder (RIP) St. Joseph, virginal husband of the Mother of God and head of the Holy Family, lived the last three decades of his life in the intimate company of Jesus and Mary. If you should happen to visit Nazareth in Galilee, you can still see the cave which, according to tradition, was part of his home and workshop. Now, we know that Jesus died at Jerusalem, and His tomb we know. We know that Mary lived her last years in solitude and contemplation on a mountain near Ephesus, in modern Turkey. (The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-25-04, Opt, St. Louis/France, St. Joseph Calasanz

    08/25/2004 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 305+ views
    EWTN ^ | 08-25-04 | New American Bible
    August 25, 2004 First Reading:2 Thessalonian 3: 6 - 10, 16 - 18 6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is living in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, 8 we did not eat any one's bread without paying, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you. 9 It...
  • MORE THAN PATRON OF HOMES, IT'S TIME FOR ST. JOSEPH TO GAIN HIGHEST OF RECOGNITION [Fatherhood}

    06/15/2004 10:24:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies · 813+ views
    SpiritDaily ^ | 06-15-04 | Michael H. Brown
    ================================================== MORE THAN PATRON OF HOMES, IT'S TIME FOR ST. JOSEPH TO GAIN HIGHEST OF RECOGNITION By Michael H. Brown Much of the time, it is baffling. While St. Joseph is widely recognized by Catholics (many churches and religious orders are named for him, as are many people), he has remained in the background when it comes to intercession. Oh, his prayers are sought. He is on the list. But he has not been granted recognition in proportion to who he was -- the father of Jesus while He was on earth. Perhaps St. Joseph is kept in the background...
  • The Importance of Devotion to St. Joseph

    03/19/2004 8:57:10 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 10 replies · 563+ views
    RELIGIOUS: Some Favorite Prayers The Importance of Devotion to St. Joseph March, month dedicated to St. Joseph St. Teresa of Avila's Plea “Would that I could persuade all men to be devoted to this glorious Saint [St. Joseph], for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God. I have never known anyone who was truly devoted to him and honored him by particular services who did not advance greatly in virtue: for he helps in a special way those souls who commend themselves to him. It is now very many years since I...
  • Suburban police chase sparks riots in Benton Harbor (The latest)

    06/18/2003 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 24 replies · 473+ views
    AP ^ | 6-18 | James Pritchard
    Suburban police chase sparks riots in Benton Harbor By JAMES PRICHARD The Associated Press 6/18/2003, 4:24 p.m. ET BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A fatal chase by suburban police ignited two nights of rioting in this city that for years has struggled with poverty, high unemployment and racial tensions. The rioters shot one person in the shoulder and beat and stabbed others Tuesday night, police said. At least five buildings and five cars were set on fire. In all, 10 to 15 people were hurt, none critically. "It is so unnecessary. It is unbelievable to see this in our community,"...
  • St. Joseph: REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS (Guardian Of The Redeemer)

    05/01/2003 11:31:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 482+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | August 15, 1989 | Pope John Paul II
    REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS (Guardian Of The Redeemer) Pope John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation of the Supreme Pontiff On 15 August 1989.To Bishops, To Priests and Deacons, To Men and Women Religious, and to all the Lay Faithful1. "Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife" (cf. Mt 1:24).Inspired by the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church from the earliest centuries stressed that just as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ's upbringing,[1] he likewise watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, that is, the Church, of which...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 5-01-03, Memorial - St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2003 7:45:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 116+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 5-01-03 | New American Bible
    May 1, 2003Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker Psalm: Thursday Week 20 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IActs 5:27-33 When the court officers had brought the Apostles inand made them stand before the Sanhedrin,the high priest questioned them,"We gave you strict orders did we not,to stop teaching in that name.Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teachingand want to bring this man's blood upon us."But Peter and the Apostles said in reply,"We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.God exalted him at his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 3-19-03, Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the BVM

    03/19/2003 5:43:00 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 198+ views
    USCCB.com/New American Bible ^ | 3-19-03 | New American Bible
    March 19, 2003Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Wednesday Week 14 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading I 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The Lord spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and...
  • 8 days to victory (Talent rallys)

    10/29/2002 8:37:04 PM PST · by Optimist · 5 replies · 178+ views
    email notice | 10/29/02
    8 Days to Victory The following are the events scheduled the last weekend of the campaign in our area. I hope all of you that can come will come, and cheer Jim on to victory. ST. JOE RALLY this Saturday, Nov. 2nd Start time: 4 p.m. Buchanan County HQ 2335 N. Belt Highway, St. Joe, Mo. For more information contact Warren Noll at 816-387-9707 or warrennoll@msn.com KANSAS CITY RALLY(s) this Saturday, Nov. 2nd Start time: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Victory Office (Blue Ridge Mall, I-70 & Blue Ridge Cutoff Exit 11)
  • Lots of Graphics: Post your favorite image of the St. Mary and Child, the Holy Family...

    06/19/2002 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 25 replies · 1,705+ views
    J+M+J 19 June A.D. 2002 | Siobhan
    Lots of Graphics: Post your favorite image of the St. Mary and Child, the Holy Family, or St. Joseph with the Child Jesus A thread to bless our eyes, hearts, souls, and minds: Kissing the Face of God Morgan Weistling