Contextualization of Saint Joseph’s Fatherhood in the Light of Pope Francis’ Patris Corde (67050)

Session Information: Religion and Education
Session Chair: Joselito Gutierrez

Monday, 3 April 2023 14:05
Session: Session 3
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

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This research study analyzes, discusses, and offers an interpretation of fatherhood in the light of the teachings of the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart) of Pope Francis. The document promulgated on February 24, 2021, enumerated the ideal qualities of Saint Joseph: a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father, a creatively courageous father, a working father, and a father in the shadows. In general, this research study aims to provide contextual hermeneutics of the traits of the foster father of Jesus and appropriate these traits to the context of Filipino families. The researcher employs Cardinal Cardin's pastoral spiral known as the "see-judge-act" as its research framework. In interpreting the texts, the researcher uses the contextual method of analysis. Other available references were considered in an attempt to further comprehend fatherhood according to the teachings of our faith. The discussions include reflections on Saint Joseph's fatherhood as revealed in the Scripture, Church Catechism, and previous papal documents. The research concludes with a proposal to the Filipino fathers to adopt Joseph as their model of fatherhood – a father totally involved in the affairs of his family, specifically in the nurturance, providing, and protecting of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Joselito Gutierrez, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Joselito Gutierrez is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of Santo Tomas in Philippines

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