Holy Innocents Day

Today, December 28, is Holy Innocents Day, the commemoration of the death of those children under two years old slaughtered by King Herod in his vain attempt to slay the Christ child.

Child sacrifice, as when parents would kill their infants as a sacrifice to Moloch, is a sign in the Bible of the most demonic kind of idolatry. So it is today in its new manifestations of abortion, the harvest of embryos, and the casualties of reproductive engineering. No ideology can be correct if it condones such evil. I propose that the Church use Holy Innocents Day as a time to pray against such practices, to work to make them illegal, and to persuade people not to slay little children as Herod did.