Fr. Belli, in his homily yesterday, noted Matthew 2:7-8,
Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the
star’s appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search diligently
for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do
Yup. Herod campaigned for the Magi’s approval by presenting himself as pro-life, and pro-Christ.