There is a grim aspect to the Gospel reading today. Innocent baby boys, slaughtered to satisfy Herod’s need to protect his ego, recall for us the reality that cruelty, hatred, evil and sin are part of our human condition. May this terrifying event inspire us to respect all life as a precious and sacred gift from God.
A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at studyprayserve.com and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store.
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December 29th, 2019 at 8:44 pm
Father Mullen spoke a wonderful homily today about abuse, children, family and responsibilities. He spoke so meaningful you could have heard a pin drop. At the end of Mass he spoke of importance of adoption and being “Catholic “ and taking care of children. What a wonderful message. Thank you for priests like you. Beth Esser
December 29th, 2019 at 8:45 pm
Thanks for sharing, Beth. God bless you!