Tagged: Year of Saint Joseph

Mary, Full of Grace

Today was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and Pope Francis made a surprise visit to Rome’s Spanish Steps to venerate an outdoor statue of the Blessed Mother. NCR’s Christopher White reports: For two years running, the Vatican has canceled...

Mary, Full of Grace

Pope Francis on St. Joseph and Authentic Masculinity

In December, in an apostolic letter entitled Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis proclaimed a year of devotion to St. Joseph. We don’t know much about Joseph. His wife and adopted son, rightfully so, get most of the...

Pope Francis on St. Joseph and Authentic Masculinity

With a Father’s Heart: The Year of St. Joseph

On December 8th, 1870—150 years ago today—Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph the Patron of the Universal Church. In honor of today’s anniversary, Pope Francis announced this morning a Year of St. Joseph, that begins today and will be celebrated...

With a Father’s Heart: The Year of St. Joseph