I am confused. I have heard that the Catholic view on Joseph being a virgin from a few different perspectives. Can anyone tell me what the Church teaches?
Was Joseph always a virgin?
Was he a widower who had children when he married Mary?
We just don’t know?
Is it super important either way? Obviously it is important that he and Mary remained virgin during their marriage.
Are there any other teachings that really hinge on this?
Thanks a bunch!
P.S. I have tried the search function, but it won’t turn up anything. Am I the only one it is not working for?