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Latest stories: St. Joseph

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 19, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

"God is not afraid of our sins": Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

Jan 19, 2022

The pope made the comment at his general audience.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on May 1, 2020, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Vatican Media.

There is Urgent Need for "spiritual fatherhood" Today: Pope Francis

Jan 13, 2022

The pope discussed his devotion to St. Joseph in an interview with L’Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis Prays for Workers "crushed by an unbearable burden" in COVID-19 Recession

Jan 12, 2022

He led a moment’s silence at his general audience.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021. Vatican Media.

Society Loses When "dogs and cats take the place of children": Pope Francis

Jan 5, 2022

The general audience featured a circus performance.

Pope Francis gives his general audience address Dec. 29, 2021. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Ask for the Courage of St. Joseph to Trust in God’s Plan: Pope Francis

Dec 29, 2021

When threatened, we all have the possibility of becoming "little Herods," Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 15, 2021. Vatican Media.

Learn from St. Joseph to Cultivate Silence: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

Dec 15, 2021

The pope appealed for prayers for Haiti at his general audience.

Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke of South Africa’s Kimberley Catholic Diocese. Credit: Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference

Emulate St. Joseph in Responsible Parenting, South African Bishop to Christian Men

Dec 10, 2021

St. Joseph poses as a role model that every married Christian man should emulate when it comes to parenting, the Bishop of South Africa’s Kimberley Catholic Diocese has said.

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St. Joseph Shows Engaged Couples What Real Love Looks Like: Pope Francis

Dec 1, 2021

‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 24, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

St. Joseph Continues to Protect the Catholic Church Today: Pope Francis

Nov 24, 2021

The pope’s general audience address focused on the genealogy of Jesus.

Map showing Burkina Faso and her neighbours. Credit: Public Domain

Security Situation in Burkina Faso “getting worse every day”: Catholic Priest

Nov 17, 2021

The security situation in the West African country of Burkina Faso is “getting worse by every day,” a Catholic Priest ministering in Burkina Faso’s Fada N’Gourma Diocese has told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

St. Joseph Teaches Us to Notice the People the World Ignores: Pope Francis

Nov 17, 2021

The pope’s new catechetical cycle is devoted to Jesus’ foster father.

St. Joseph carrying the Child Jesus on the left arm by Pieter van Lint./ Public Domain.

Vatican Adds Seven Invocations to Litany of St. Joseph

May 1, 2021

The Vatican's divine worship office announced Saturday the addition of seven new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph.

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2021

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

A poster announcing the March 19 Webinar organized by the Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. / Daughters of St. Paul/ Facebook

“St. Joseph, model of men in marriage, fatherhood”: Kenyan Couple Involved in Counselling

Mar 21, 2021

A Kenyan couple dedicated to nurturing marriages through counselling has, at a webinar, described St. Joseph as a guide and a model for men who have committed themselves to the institution of marriage.

South Africa's Wilfrid Cardinal Napier of the Archdiocese of Durban during the Solemnity of St. Joseph Spouse of Mary Mother of God. / Parish of St. Joseph, Morningside

Our “Josephs” Not Playing Their Roles, South Africa’s Cardinal on Solemnity of St. Joseph

Mar 19, 2021

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has said that the abuse in society can partly be blamed on men he refers to as the “modern Josephs” who, he further says, are not playing the role for which they were created.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta May 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Prays St. Joseph Will Help Young Adults Find Their Vocations

Mar 19, 2021

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help young people discern the vocation God is calling them to.

A poster announcing the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese / Ekwulobia Diocese/Facebook

Learn Collaboration, Obedience from St. Joseph, Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria Encourages

Mar 9, 2021

On the occasion of the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese, the Apostolic Nuncio in the West African country has called on the people of God in the Diocese to emulate the collaborative spirit and obedience, which St. Joseph portrayed.

A procession marking the launch of the Year of St. Joseph in Kenya's Malindi Diocese. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi

Kenyan Diocese Seeking Intercession of St. Joseph to Tame Rampant Gender-Based Violence

Feb 24, 2021

The Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a year-long celebration of St. Joseph with a special focus on seeking the intercession of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addressing gender-based violence, which has been on the rise in various parts of the Diocese.

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International Catholic Charity Targets Institutions Dedicated to St. Joseph in Latest Aid

Feb 18, 2021

The Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced a number of projects in Catholic Dioceses around the world that have received a boost, including those in Africa, that are under the patronage of St. Joseph.

A statue of St. Joseph unveiled to mark the Year of St. Joseph in Kenya's Nakuru Diocese / Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Facebook

Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese to Enhance Men’s Participation in Church During Year of St. Joseph

Feb 13, 2021

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men in church activities improved, the Pastoral Director of the Diocese has told ACI Africa.