UPDATE: I received a note from Martin Kochanski today explaining matters. I’ve written back asking his permission to post it. I’ll let folks know. It does seem that immediate action was taken, as the site carries a very different introduction today.
Universalis.com is a very good and worthwhile project. It makes available the entire Liturgy of the Hours and Mass readings each day on the internet and even downloadable to mobile phones. This site has linked extensively to Universalis, and will continue to do so in the future.
It was with no small amount of shock that I read the introduction to today’s feast, The Holy Innocents.
Read it here at Universalis for yourself.
A ghastly introduction.
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
“There is nothing to be said about the Holy Innocents. They were no-one because they never had the chance to become anyone: they just died.
“They may stand for the unimportant and unnecessary pawns that permeate the whole of human history, the ones who can be sacrificed for some greater cause because they don’t really matter; the eggs that were broken to make an omelette… or to make nothing at all…”
REALLY?!?! Your third paragraph creating a link to abortion is a non sequitur.
They were no one?! So when God says He knew us before He knit us in our mother’s womb, we should tell Him to consult Universalis first.
If anyone is as outraged over this introduction to the Holy Innocents as I am, please contact Universalis.