From ocassional NRO contributor Fr. Raymond DeSouza:
Herod was not the first aspiring totalitarian tyrant, and his ilk are with us still. And beside the brutal tyrants who oppress religion outright, there are those in the West who speak the language of tolerance but whose worship of the secular state necessarily turns against religion.
Into the world of Herod was Jesus Christ born. And in our world today, the cry of the baby of Bethlehem is still heard.