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The Holy Innocents – Yesterday And Today…

Today, the Church remembers the innocent babies who were put to death by Herod, in his attempt to kill Jesus. Known as the “Holy Innocents”, these children were killed by a government official who felt threatened by the newborn King. Herod’s lack of success reminds us that it is impossible to destroy Christianity, a fact which many of the world’s evil regimes have failed to grasp.

In recalling these innocent victims, it is impossible to ignore today’s “Holy Innocents”, the dead boys and girls who are murdered each day by the evil act of abortion. As Catholics, we are a people of life and must continue to pray and speak out against this murderous act that masquerades as the “right to choose”.

I urge you to say the following prayer today and every day, trusting that one day there will be no such thing as abortion!


O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of us all, born and unborn, we turn to you today as the one who said ‘Yes’ to Life. Despite your surprise and uncertainty as to how this could be, you accepted God’s Will.

Mary, we pray today for all mothers and fathers who may feel apprehensive and overwhelmed by their pregnancy. Intercede for them that God may give them the grace to reject the lie of abortion. May they say with you, ‘Be it done unto me according to Your Word.’

Help also the Pro-Life movement, that all people will come to value human life as God’s precious gift to be accepted and loved rather than a burden to be destroyed. Through your intercession may your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, bring about His definitive triumph of life over death. Amen.

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