As Catholics we are taught that prior to Joseph marraige to Mary, he had a previous marriage to a woman that past away. In that first marriage Joseph had many sons and daughters and a few are mentioned in the Bible as Jesus brothers and I belive sisters. As a Catholic we are taught that these sibblings of Jesus were his half brothers and half sisters and Jospeh was Jesus’s step Father, which we all can agree.
Is there any proof written down anywhere in the Catholic archives of the specific first wife of Joseph? I can understand why it is not in the gospel, but surely this is just not an oral teaching that has been passed down since the beggining and never tested as fact vs myth.
Many of our fellow Christian brothers and sisters that are not united in our Church, that just use the bible as the true source of God, have preached that Mary and Joseph had other children after Jesus.
I have found where we get a lot of our Mary beliefs that are taught to us that were written in other gospels outside of the Bible, I would also like to read more about Joseph.