Hundreds Pray for Holy Innocents at Mass, Abortion Clinic


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At the Manhattan Holy Innocents Catholic Church during the Catholic feast of the Holy Innocents (held December 29), Catholics remembered the slaying of other innocents by abortion. “Empower us to be witnesses to the sacredness of human life.” The Catholic feast of the Holy Innocents recalls the brutal killing of all male children under two in Bethlehem by King Herod, who wanted to kill the Messiah (Mat 2:16-18).
cny.org/stories/Hundreds-Pray-for-Holy-Innocents-at-Mass-Abortion-Clinic,14927

A portrayal of the slaying of the holy innocents by Herod from a notable painter is provided at shrineodreams.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/bruegel_massacre.jpg
This painting is from Bruegel, a painter of the 1500s.


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