Today, the Fourth Day within the Octave of Christmas, is the Feast the Holy Innocents, the children who were put to death at the orders of the jealous titular King of Judea who had been installed by the Roman occupiers to pacify resistance to their unjust occupation of the Holy Land.
King Herod the Great, whose sons Herod and Philip were no less corrupt and violent than he was, wanted to kill the Baby King Whom he thought to be a threat to his own political suzerainty, such as it was as a puppet ruler under the Roman occupiers. It meant nothing to him to wipe out so many innocent children in his quest to kill the Baby King, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who was born in Bethlehem to save, his, Herod the Great's, own immortal soul by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
There have been imitators of Herod the Great throughout history who have sought to put to death the followers of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in an insane effort to wipe the Faith off of the face of this earth. The names of these imitators are legion. Their likes are to be found in our own midst today as politicians of both major organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America, the Democrat Party and the Republican Party, believe that a just social order can be established and maintained while innocent preborn human beings are slaughtered under cover of law and while the Sovereignty of Christ the King is denied in favor of the sovereignty of men and their false, naturalistic, semi-Pelagian and anti-Incarnational ideas.
That having been noted, however, it is important to point out that the Holy Innocents are honored as saints because they died in the place of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as a political potentate drunk with his own self-importance sought to kill the Newborn Baby King with a furious rage. The slaughter of the innocent preborn today, as horrible as it is and as deserving of our attention especially by means of praying Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary and by means of sidewalk counseling, is different in that the children being killed today are not being targeted specifically in the place of Our Lord.
Unlike the speculative conclusions offered by the "International Theological Commission" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism in 2007, the Catholic Church has never held out "hope" that the souls of unbaptized infants go to Heaven, which is why the crime of the killing of the preborn is so monstrous as it kills the souls of those involved in the execution and denies the slaughtered babies the glory of the Beatific Vision. The Holy Innocents are saints because they were targeted quite specifically because of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and thus shed their blood on His account.
We need to invoke the intercession of the Holy Innocents today and every day to stop the shedding of the blood of the innocent under cover of law, praying to them especially that Catholics blinded by the allure of various naturalistic "strategies" to end the social evils of the day will be reminded of this truth stated by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
For there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ must reign as King of men and nations, my friends. Accept no naturalistic substitutes from the "Herods" of this world and their enablers in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who reject the Social Reign of the Newborn King, Our Divine Redeemer Whom Herod the Great sought to kill.
Work on "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part nine," has commenced in earnest. However, it may not be posted until Thursday, December 31, 2020, the Feast of Pope Saint Sylvester and the Commemoration of the Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas.
Finally, although I am not going to write part six of "Naturally Absurd" as I have decided that enough is enough, I have included the following paragraphs at the beginning of part nine of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" and am publishing them now in an effort to focus the attention of readers on the joy of the Christmas season and not of the agitation of an election decided by cooked books and will be upheld by Congress no matter how many people protest in Washington, District of Columbia, on Wednesday, January 6, 2020, the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:
Although I was tempted to write “Naturally Absurd, part six,” after fixing a few remaining glitches in part five, I have decided that, upon reviewing part five, to end any further stand-alone commentary on a madness that is now consuming people, including Catholics, during these joyful days of the Christmas Octave without any sign of a let-up.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace Who was born to save us from our sins, and He really, really meant it when He said the following in his Last Discourse at the Last Supper as recorded in the Gospel according to Saint John the Evangelist, the Beloved Disciple on whose feast this commentary is being written:
I am the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman.  Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  Now you are clean by reason of the word, which I have spoken to you.  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me.  I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
 If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth.  If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.  In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples.  As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father's commandments, and do abide in his love. (John 15: 1-10.)
Nations that are founded on a welter of errors must founder on the shoals of those errors, which mutate over time and reduce men to such states of naturalism, hedonism and barbarism as to make it a foolhardy enterprise to think that those who do not rely upon Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and who defy His Holy Commandments can do anything but contribute to the furthering of chaos, violence and national suicide.
It is truly amazing, well, at least to me, that is, that even fully believing Catholics are permitting the joy of the Christmas season to be eclipsed by the agitation over President Donald John Trump’s ceaseless efforts to reverse the theft of the presidency by the cronies of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., that are going to extend to the very day of the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Am I the only one who sees the work of the adversary in all this to divert the attention of all people, but especially Catholics, from the sacred events we are celebrating during these holy days of Christmas?
The Feast of the Epiphany is the feast of the public manifestation of Christ the King to the kings of the Gentiles, who bowed down before the Infant King and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the King of men and their nations, not any prince of this world, and it is truly diabolical to permit our attention to be diverted away from the manifestation of Christ the King to the world as the president rallies his supporters for a raucous series of protests in Washington, District of Columbia, as the members of both houses of Congress gather in a joint session for the acceptance of the state-certified electors.
The United States of America has descended into this madness because it was founded by men who had such little regard for Christ the King and His liturgical year as to hold the first meeting of the Congress of the United States of America on December 25, 1789, and I do not believe that it is any accident at all the Electoral Count Law of 1887 established January 6 as the date for the counting of the certified electoral votes and thus formally announce the election of a president-elect. The outcome of what will happen on January 6, 2021, is not a matter of suspense. The outcome is clear. Why permit oneself to lose sight of Christmas joy now and to be so focused on a side show on the feast when Christ the King made Himself manifest to the Gentiles?
This is all truly tragic, and any further commentary would be redundant. No mas.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
The Holy Innocents, pray for us.