Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph. It’s a special feast this year because Pope Francis has named this the Year of Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph, as the earthly father of Jesus, prepared Jesus for the events of Holy Week.
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Katie Linendoll and I discuss the Feast of Saint Joseph, my upcoming trip to my home state of Missouri, and last week’s devastating attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Remember Joseph from the Old Testament? Pharaoh said, “Go to Joseph; Joseph will take care of you.” In the New Testament, Joseph, the son of Jacob, is the foster father of Jesus. Since the beginning of the Church, we have followed that wisdom of Pharaoh.