This post by Michelle Arnold from Catholic Answers says everything I could want to say about the Holy Innocents. It's titled Blood on the Straw.

Our pastor referenced the Cross during his Christmas homily by mentioning that the Cross is the only thing that gives any meaning to the Crib, and so we should rejoice with the angels on Christmas, for the time of mourning can wait for another day.

It may strike some as a liturgical oddity, but it truly deepens our appreciation of what Christ accomplished for us just by being born.

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