The great Doctor of the Church called the Holy Innocents “infant martyr flowers,” because they were the first martyrs for the faith.
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The report appeared on a day that is observed in Spain much like April Fools’ Day.
Today’s vestments are red because of the dead, not because the Holy Family fled
In a 2016 letter marking the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Pope Francis acknowledged that “Christmas is also accompanied, whether we like it or not, by tears.”
The Church’s vestments on Dec. 28 are red because blood was shed, not because the Holy Family fled.
In a letter signed on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the Pope reminds them of the great suffering being inflicted on children by “the Herods of our own time.”
To discount what Matthew says just because we don't have an independent record would be to ignore credible historical evidence.