Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2018 / 13:13 pm
St. Joseph is a model of courage for those in political life today, Fr. Carter Griffin told attendees of Monday's second-annual Gold Mass for Congressional Staff.
The Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph's Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on the March 19 Solemnity of St. Joseph. Fr. William Gurnee, chaplain of the Congressional Catholic Staff Association, was the principal celebrant. Fr. Griffin was the homilist.
In his homily, Griffin focused upon St. Joseph's many virtues, but specifically noted his courage in choosing to stay with Mary and help raise Jesus.
"It took an enormous amount of courage to do what Joseph had to do," said Griffin.