The Feast of the Holy Innocents: Remembering Newtown, Connecticut

“The peace of Bethlehem was shattered by the cries of the slaughtered children and the weeping of their mothers.  The peace of the world was shattered by the single cry from the cross.  Yet through that death and mourning, peace was reborn, indestructible now, in the Resurrection of the slain Christ.” – from today’s Magnificat magazine

That’s exactly what happened in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.  The Holy Innocents were slaughtered just as they were by Herod all those years ago.  Those families will never be the same.  Christmas for them will never be the same.  Nothing for them will ever be the same.

Herod committed his act of violence because he felt deceived by the magi.  We will probably never really know why Adam Lanza committed his heinous crime.  And I don’t think the “why” would matter anyway to those families of loved ones who were killed.

The Feast of the Holy Innocents will now forever be linked to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  That’s how it should be.

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