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Pope: May St Joseph help us dream great things
Pope: May St Joseph help us dream great things

Saint Joseph gives young people "the ability to dream, to risk, and to undertake the difficult tasks that they have seen in dreams." That was the message of Pope Francis during the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta today (Monday). The day's liturgy commemorated the Solemnity of St Joseph, which is normally celebrated on 19 March, but which is transferred when that date falls on a Sunday in Lent. In

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1  May - Saint Joseph the Worker
1 May - Saint Joseph the Worker

Foster father of Jesus and husband of Our Lady. Patron saint of families, homes, hospices, manual workers, especially carpenters, and those who desire a happy death. All that is known of St Joseph for certain is in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. He came from the house of David but his trade as a carpenter shows that he was not rich. He was betrothed to Mary and worried when he learnt that she was pregnant, until an angel came to him in a dream. After the birth of Jesus,

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Reflection on St Joseph the Worker and Bob Crow
Reflection on St Joseph the Worker and Bob Crow
1 May is the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, a day on which the Church encourages us to celebrate the value of work, and the dignity and rights of workers.  These issues are already in sharp focus this week for Londoners, due to strike action by London Underground workers. Writing in Thinking Faith, John Battle asks to what extent the understanding of trade unions in Catholic Social Teaching matches that of the late union leader, Bob Crow.  Any London-based readers are likely to be heading
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On Feast of St Joseph,  Pope tells fathers: 'Be close to your children. They need you'
On Feast of St Joseph, Pope tells fathers: 'Be close to your children. They need you'
Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St Joseph today, pointing out that he is a model for all fathers and educators.... Speaking off the cuff, the Pope sent special greetings to all the fathers of the world, thanking them for what they do with their children. "Be close to your children" - the Pope said - "they need you. Just as St Joseph was close to Jesus in his physical, psychological and spiritual growth, you too must be guardians in age, wisdom and grace. Just as St Joseph was close to Jesus in his physical, psychological and spiritual growth, you too
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St Joseph added to Eucharistic Prayers
St Joseph added to Eucharistic Prayers
Today, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a decree, dated 1 May and signed by the prefect of that dicastery, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, which provides that, after the Blessed Virgin Mary, the name of her husband St Joseph also be read in the Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV. The decree reads: “The faithful in the Catholic Church have shown continuous devotion to Saint Joseph and have solemnly and constantly honoured his memory as the most chaste spouse of the Mother of God and as the heavenly Patron
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Pope marks Feast of St Joseph the Worker with appeal against slave labour & 'work that enslaves'
Pope marks Feast of St Joseph the Worker with appeal against slave labour & 'work that enslaves'
Pope Francis launched an urgent appeal to Christians and all people of goodwill worldwide to take decisive steps to end slave labour, during his general audience today, the feast of St Joseph the Worker and World Labour Day. Pope Francis told the crowd of over 70,000: “I would like to add a word about another particular work situation that concerns me: I am referring to what we could define as 'slave labour', the work that enslaves. How many people worldwide are victims of this type of slavery, in which the person is at the service of his or her work, while work should offer
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