Death was not the end for the Holy Innocents. Through the Christ Child God made right this wrong.
The Herodian thirst for power led to countless children being baptized by blood, a baptism our Lord himself would escape only for a season (it was necessary first for him to be baptized in water to fulfill all righteousness).
Outwitted, outmanoeuvred, Herod unleashes terror.
Abortion is not a blessing. Let us in all humility never be afraid to say so. And may the prayers of the Holy Innocents ascend to the throne of grace to strengthen us in God’s saving work