John the Baptist and expectation management

Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist in the Catholic Church.  The Gospel from Scripture, from Luke, Chapter 1, verses 57-66 and 80, is all about how Elizabeth and Zechariah's family expect them to name the baby after his father, but mom insists that his name shall be John, which means, "God is … Continue reading John the Baptist and expectation management

St. Joseph the Worker

From May 1, 2018. Bears repeating on this May Day, the Feast of Joseph the Worker…

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Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. That’s Jesus’ foster father, as I was taught to refer to him. Mary’s earthly husband was an awesome human being. He had an amazing faith, a huge heart of compassion, and unlimited patience, it seems to me. He also worked hard to support his family. It was noble service, an honest living, providing a needed product for people.

I read somewhere that one of our Pope’s decided to make 1 May the Feast of St. Joseph to counter the socialist and communist celebration of the worker on that same day of the year. But that didn’t happen until 1955 and there were May Day celebrations by communists for a long time before that.

St. Joseph was a humble man, as well. All of the qualities I mentioned are good characteristics for anyone to possess. But they are not something that just…

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