Pope Francis: Pray for a ‘Very Ill’ Benedict XVI, by Hannah BrockhausDecember 28, 2022
Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Rachel Weeping for Her ChildrenDecember 28, 2022
By Deacon Michael Bickerstaff, Integrated Catholic, Dec 28, 2022
On the fourth day of our Christmas celebration, the Church reminds us that not everyone is joyful; that there exist those who are not of goodwill who do not wish to receive the season’s glad tidings.
Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents in which the Church recalls and honors those baby boys whose lives were taken in a murderous rage by Herod who was frightened by the coming of the Christ. The Holy Innocents are numbered by the Church among Christ’s martyrs. The Baby Jesus was saved from this slaughter when the angel of the Lord warned Joseph of the danger. …