Feast of the Holy Innocents

Today, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, we remember the first martyrs for Christ – all the little boys under 2 years of age who were slaughtered by Herod in his attempt to eliminate the Christ Child (Matthew 2:16-18).  We pray also for all those babies whose lives have been taken by abortion.  Here in our diocese, parents, family members and friends gather in Lincoln to remember their own lost innocents – infants who died before or shortly after birth.  Today especially our family remembers our own Annelise Maria and Robert Joseph, who were called home with Jesus before we had the privilege of meeting them.