Today is the feast of the Holy Innocents. On this day we remember the children murdered by Herod in an attempt to hold on to power at any cost. Msgr. Charles Pope has written a thought provoking article on the meaning of the Holy Innocents for our time. He writes,
When God prepared a great liberation, the Devil, raging in fear, went after the babies. In our time, on a scale as never before, the Devil is going after our babies in murderous anger driven by fear. What is he afraid of? Is God planning something big in the near future? Is there a great liberation at hand? Is there a great advancement of evangelization and conversion in the offing? We can only speculate.
You can find his full article here.