What Makes Mary and Joseph’s Marriage Different?

As we know, an essential part of the Sacrament of Marriage is entering into the sexual embrace. And yet, our Catholic faith teaches that Mary and Joseph remained lifelong virgins even after they were married. So, how does this make their marriage different?

Today, Fr. Mike unpacks this common question and helps us further understand the beauty and grace of the Sacrament of Marriage.


Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.

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  1. Fr. Mike Schmitz: What Makes Mary and Joseph’s Marriage Different?

    So, along the cookie analogy in the podcast, what if one of us ran out of chocolate chips years ago (mentally/emotionally) and not able to find chocolate chips to make cookies in the future? Could that be reasonable grounds for annulment of marriage?

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