Dom Helder Camara

Through The Gospel

With Fr. Dom Helder Camara

Herod was  furious on realizing he had been fooled by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all thee male children killed who were two years old and less, reckoning by the date he had been careful to asked the wise men (Mt.2:16)

The massacre of the Innocents, Dom Helder: Don’t you get the feeling that it is still going on?

Yes, I do. And this is the form, as I see it; the massacre of the Innocents takes today.

Through The Gospel

with Dom Helder Camara

So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judea, to David’s house and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with the child. Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger because there was no room for them in the living space.( LUKE 2:4-7)

One can’t help being moved by this story whenever one hears this. It’s Christmas time now, Dom Helder. Have there been any Christmases that have had a marked effect on your life?