Overlooked in nativity drama, Joseph is the quiet hero

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Painting of Joseph and Jesus by unknown artist from Cusco in the 18th century.

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Painting of Joseph and Jesus by unknown artist from Cusco in the 18th century.

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(RNS) Joseph’s quiet heroism often goes overlooked in the Christmas story. Yet there is something profound and compelling in Joseph, a patron saint to Roman Catholic stepfathers and a role model for all Christian dads.