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Who are the Holy Innocents of today?

Vatican Radio: Why bother remembering the Holy Innocents every year on the 28th of December? Why spoil the Christmas season by bringing to mind such a horrendous episode? As Monsignor Peter Fleetwood explains : “…these young boys lost their lives because somebody realised how powerful Jesus Christ really was: He didn’t understand why Jesus was powerful […]


The feast of the Holy Innocents

Free from moral wrong; without sin; pure: innocent children. As an historical event the killing of the innocent children by Herod in order to find and destroy the Christ Child was of minor importance. All through history the innocent have been killed, enslaved, and abused without any recourse to justice. In fact, in this world, […]


Mass and Prayer Service for Unborn

As many of you are aware January is National Right to Life month. Abbot Placid celebrated a Mass and Prayer Service for the Holy Innocents at the Abbey Basilica¬† on January 18. The Catholic News and Herald covered the story and was kind enough to provide photos of the event for this web site. Click […]