A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 28 December

The Holy Innocents (F)

1 John 1:5-2:2; Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8; Matthew 2:13-18

Out of Egypt

Pharoah decreed that all male babies born to the Israelites be slain. Moses escaped the subsequent slaughter. He grew up and led the Israelites out of Egypt to freedom. These events are the mirror image of the flight into Egypt and Herod’s massacre of the Innocents. When Herod died the Holy Family returned to Bethlehem. Let us pray for all children, especially for those subject to the culture of death, the starving, and those who are exploited. Resolve to support those agencies that help children in their needs.

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