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Pope Francis approved a change in the Catholic Mass to include prayers referencing St. Joseph, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

The additions, which in English amount to five words inserted after the Eucharistic prayer, were issued by the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The new words, "with blessed Joseph, her spouse," follow a mention of Mary and are included in three different versions of the prayer.

The change, in the works under former Pope Benedict XVI before his retirement, reflect the church's growing interest in "fatherly care," said the Rev. Dan Merz, associate director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

"It's emphasizing that St. Joseph was someone who protected the Blessed Virgin and who cared for Jesus. We call him the foster father of Jesus, but we have to think of that word in the sense that he fostered the humanity of Jesus," said Merz. "He nurtured and helped Christ grow into an adult."

How does this play into the married-bethrothed distinction, I wonder?

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Re: Pope Francis Adds St. Joseph to Post-Eucharisic Prayer in Mass
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 07:16:07 PM »
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Pope Francis approved a change in the Catholic Mass to include prayers referencing St. Joseph, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

The additions, which in English amount to five words inserted after the Eucharistic prayer, were issued by the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The new words, "with blessed Joseph, her spouse," follow a mention of Mary and are included in three different versions of the prayer.

The change, in the works under former Pope Benedict XVI before his retirement, reflect the church's growing interest in "fatherly care," said the Rev. Dan Merz, associate director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

"It's emphasizing that St. Joseph was someone who protected the Blessed Virgin and who cared for Jesus. We call him the foster father of Jesus, but we have to think of that word in the sense that he fostered the humanity of Jesus," said Merz. "He nurtured and helped Christ grow into an adult."

How does this play into the married-bethrothed distinction, I wonder?

It shouldn't. They were married. Joseph seems to become some Orthodox folks' version of the evo's Mary.

I would change spouse with husband as it is more precise and just sounds better.

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Re: Pope Francis Adds St. Joseph to Post-Eucharisic Prayer in Mass
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 07:38:48 PM »
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Re: Pope Francis Adds St. Joseph to Post-Eucharisic Prayer in Mass
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 07:52:02 PM »
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Re: Pope Francis Adds St. Joseph to Post-Eucharisic Prayer in Mass
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 07:53:49 PM »
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What the RCs do is their business. If they start imposing their theology and doctrine on the Orthodox, different story.
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