This series, appropriately titled "Herod's Heroes," is intended to separate the wheat from the chaff by revealing those men and women, for whom the citizens have voted, and who are not upholding the ideals God expects of His children. We cannot condone sin, and they are promoting the most vile of sin by being accomplices to the slaughter of millions of innocents in the womb. That is why, like the Judean king of Christ's time, who, out of political expediency and jealousy, tried to eliminate the Messiah by killing the first-born of every family, so also they are helping satan in killing God's precious ones sacrificed at the altar of the convenience of modern life. These "Herod's Heroes" are under the totally false misconception that a woman has the right to do with her body as she wants. Wrong! It is not hers, but rather God's. The body we have is merely a shell to hold our soul. The soul is forever; the body, as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, will return to dust. Christ has said in Matthew 10: 28, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
We have completed those congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from New York, but before we feature the governor tomorrow, we want to alert you to three who, because their voting record is above the mendoza line, might slip under the radar of being pro-aborts. However, because they are Catholic, because they are not fully committed, they hurt the cause for the Sanctity of Life. Therefore they could be correctly called "Herod's Helpers" because they empower the culture of death by their lukewarmness. It is this which Our Lord has said can be so devastating, "I know thy works; thou art neither cold nor hot. I would that thou wert cold or hot. But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit thee out of My mouth; because thou sayest, 'I am rich and have grown wealthy and have need of nothing,' and dost not know that thou art the wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked one" (Apocalypse 3: 15-17).
Do they really want to be considered in such a manner by God Almighty Himself? Below we list three who, by their record, show such a tendancy. We urge you to write them and share your concern and love that they would commit themselves with their entire heart, mind and soul for the culture of life.
Representative Joseph Crowley
Born in the Big Apple in 1962, Joseph Crowley is the Democratic Representative in the U.S. House for the 7th District which covers the area of Queens as well as parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Long Island. In effect he comes under the jurisdiction of several bishops, most notably His Eminence Cardinal Edward M. Egan. Crowley's immediate shepherd is Bishop Thomas V. Daily. Both bishops are staunch Pro Life advocates.
Crowley's pro-abort voting record is 45%. Though he voted for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, his record is an excellent example of being a fence-sitter and that can be alarming, feeding into the political correctness of leaning toward the culture of death. Remind him that as a true Roman Catholic he must uphold all the teachings of the Catholic Church and Rome's mandate of upholding life in all stages. Does he really want to empower the culture of death? He will have to answer to God for any transgressions against Christ's innocent ones as Jesus says in Matthew 25: 45, "'Amen I say to you, as long as you did not do it for one of these least ones, you did not do it for Me.' And these will go into everlasting punishment, but the just into everlasting life."
We ask him to help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it has become under the evil leadership of Bill Clinton whose immoral standards he has defended without merit or credibility. We ask him to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Democratic Party is so far Left that its members, who continue to promote abortion - murder in the womb - could very well be left out at the Heavenly gates when their time comes.
Is Congressman Crowley truly aware of that?
You can e-mail Congressman Joseph Crowley and, in love, ask him yourself. Remind him what Jesus asserts in Matthew 16: 26-27, "For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will render to everyone according to his conduct." Is Crowley's political career more important than the welfare of his soul? Ask him. His e-mail is
Congressman John E. Sweeney
A native of Troy, New York Congressman John E. Sweeney is the Republican Representative for New York's 22nd District in the U.S. House. This area covers the area north of Albany and he is under the jurisdiction of Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, shepherd for the Diocese of Albany.
Sweeney's pro-abort voting record, as provided by Human Life Resources, is 40% which, for a Republican, is not laudable. Like Crowley, he too voted for the Partial Birth Abortion ban, but because he is not fully committed to the Pro-Life cause he cannot be considered a friend to God's little innocent ones. We would hope and pray that he would re-examine his record and, in complying not only with the Church, but his Party's platform as well, dedicate his duties as a public servant to uphold the Sanctity of Life
Does he really want to be considered a "lukewarm soul?" E-mail him and in love, ask him to be fully committed.
With all the good that he strives to do in his second term, we ask him to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. You can write him and share your concern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congressman Michael R. McNulty
It is really sad that this Democratic Representative from Albany should ever be on this list of Herod's Helpers. Though his pro-abort voting record is 25%, it should be 0%. He should have a 100% Pro-Life record regardless of the fact he is a member of the pro-abort Party. You see this 54 year-old Catholic, also from Troy, New York and now in his 7th term, knows better. His education cries out for a better record. Here is an Eagle Scout who graduated from St. Joseph's Institute in Barrytown, then enrolled at Loyola University in Rome and completed his studies at Holy Cross College in Worchester, Massachusetts where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He received a Doctroate in Humane Letters from the College of Saint Rose in Albany and a Doctorate in Law from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. With that kind of Catholic education there is no excuse why he does not have a 100% Pro-Life voting record.
Like Sweeney, McNulty's shepherd is also Bishop Hubbard. The bishop could have two excellent advocates for the culture of life and ideals for Catholics to follow if these two men from his diocese took their responsibility totally to heart. McNulty is not anti-family. He and his wife Nancy have four daughters. We ask you to help reaffirm in his mind, heart and soul the need to be totally committed to the Sanctity of Life, to uphold the tenets of the Church he knows so well. You can write him at email@example.com
We are not calling for these three men to be censured by their bishops, only reminded of their duty before God and His Church. Therefore, there is no need to write their shepherds, but we do encourage you to e-mail these three and, in total love, beg them to do all in their power to stop the egregious sin of abortion.
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