the Church celebrates the memory of the slaughter of the Holy
Innocents, those children killed in a torrent of rage unleashed by the
jealousy and insecurity of a proud king. Comedians and sit-coms poke
fun at the fact that most adults, even the most macho or emotionally
cool, take on a different persona in the presence of a baby. Wide eyes,
funny faces, and even funnier noises and exaggerated words - few can resist acting differently when confronted by the innocence of a baby.
Who would want to harm a baby? Modern-day Herods exist. A regulatory
mandate from the nation's capitol led to the slaughter of the Innocents
two millennia ago. Do we live in more enlightened, more tolerant,
times? Look at the regulatory mandates coming from our nation's capitol
and judge for yourself. Tying foreign aid to mandatory abortion
services and mandatory contraception? Universal health care with no
protection of conscience for employers or health care providers who
object to mandated abortion services or abortifacient birth control?
The pre-born Innocents suffer by decree of the ruler.
mercy on the nation that kills its own pre-born children, and pays other
nations to do so as condition for humanitarian aid.