Slate has a great article on St.Joseph in their fath based section. Joseph still brings up a few issues that traditionally made Catholics a little uncomfortable: namely the Virgin Mary and her husband,Joseph. A lot of us growing up Catholic wondered if Mary was a perpetutal Virgin, how could she have had sex with Joseph, or did she? This is an important question if you are Catholic and wondering about virginity and Mary. Is that why the medieval paintings of Joseph most always had him portrayed with white hair and looking old and fatherly?