Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

If you ever find yourself bored at an anti-abortion rally you can look quite pious by burying yourself in a copy of Butler’s Lives of the Saints. Today, you’d be able to read about all the Christians Nero blamed for the great Rome fire, who were thrown to dogs, or crucified, or made into human torches to light his garden party.

Just try not to stand under one of those Choose Life signs.

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