The Roman Catholic Church has traditionally set aside Dec. 28 as the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

That day, we remember the countless innocent babies who were slaughtered at King Herod’s command as an attempt to kill the baby Jesus so that his rule would not be threatened.

Obviously, King Herod and his society did not place any value on human life.

At that time in history people could be easily murdered if they were deemed to be undesirable or in the way of another’s personal agenda.

The baby Jesus, who was spared from this carnage, reaffirmed the Genesis message that human life is a sacred and priceless gift given by the Creator. Therefore, it wrong for one person to kill another.

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