He was a righteous man That’s how we often think of St. Joseph, isn’t it?   The righteous man who did not want to expose Mary—his pregnant spouse—to the shame of public scandal and punishment.   According to Jewish betrothal customs, he and Mary were considered to be married already, but he had not yet brought her to live with him in his home.   That made her pregnancy problematic, to say the least. So he took the righteous demand of the Law...