March 10, 2001
volume 12, no. 69

Ellen Tauscher

    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 continue with our list of pro-abort members of the United States House of Representatives who claim they are 'Catholic.' Second on the list of congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from the State of California and eleventh overall is the Democratic congresswoman from Northern California Ellen Tauscher. As an ally of satan through her uncompromising pro-abortion stance, she is enabling lucifer to "destroy both soul and body in hell." Through her actions she has become an enemy of God and the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a political statement on Tauscher, but rather a moral statement. One she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.

    Tauscher in in her third term of office as the representative for the 10th Congressional District which covers Contra Costa and Alameda Counties in San Francisco's East Bay vicinity, known as the Oakland area. Like yesterday's "Herod's Hero" Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, CongresswomanTauscher is a member of the "Blue Dog Democrats", the Hispanic caucus. Like Sanchez, she is a "New Democrat" devoted to the pro-abortion platform of the Party and acceptance of the immoral regime of the Clinton administration. Unlike Sanchez, Ellen Tauscher is not a native Californian, but rather a transplant.

    She migrated to the west coast in 1989 after working in the New York Stock Exchange. She originally hails from the Catholic hotbed of Newark, New Jersey where she was brought up in the parochial school system and advanced to the Catholic University in South Orange - Seton Hall University in the Archdiocese of Newark. There she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Now here's a woman who not only specializes in children, but founded the ChildCare Registry and published The ChildCare Sourcebook. Wouldn't you think someone so concerned with young children and parents would be a staunch advocate for the culture of life? You would think so, but sadly, Congresswoman Tauscher is not. Rather her voting record is appalling, having a 100% pro-abort record throughout her political career in the 10th District of California.

    No wonder there are problems in Northern California! It's time to peel away the pretense. Either she's Catholic or she's not! There's no 'half-way Catholic'! God won't stand for it and neither should we! By her record she has clearly shown she is not Catholic.

    As we mentioned earlier, she is a member of the "Blue Dog Caucus" which caters to Hispanics. Alarmingly more and more Hispanics are embracing the culture of death and, we believe, doing so out of ignorance to what they are really doing. They are being led down the primrose path of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Their bishops and their pastors especially need to remind them of the glorious traditions Hispanics have carried on for so many centuries and their deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary - especially Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared in 1531 to stop human sacrifice and continues today with the same purpose: to stop the human sacrifice in the womb. Evidently Congresswoman Tauscher has forgotten her roots, forgotten the virtues she was taught and the person she should have been encouraged to most emulate by her parents - the Mother of God. Through Tauscher's action she has sold out to the political correctness of the feminist left, forgetting that true feminism is exemplified in Our Lady through humility and obedience to God's Holy Will as she instructed in John 2: 5, "Do whatever He tells you."

    Through her actions and record over the past decade she has illustrated a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and Rome's mandate of upholding life in all stages by her promotion, votes and legislation of pro-abortion measures that empower the culture of death. Congresswoman Tauscher will have to answer to God for these 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 her to repent of her ways, 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 she has defended without merit or credibility. She is not an innocent victim. But she is a member of the "Blue Dog Democrats" the Hispanic Caucus that can make a difference in enlightening all Latinos of the morals they must follow as Catholics. We ask her to help them realize this and help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today it 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 Congresswoman Tauscher truly aware of that? We call on all to help her see the grave error of her ways and we call on her bishop in the Diocese of Oakland Bishop John S. Cummins and in Washington D.C. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to take firm, responsible action to assure that if she continues to persist in the sin, she will be banished from the Church for remaining a Catholic while carrying on the sin with no sign of repentance is a slap in God's and His Church's face. As we wrote in our Ash Wednesday OPEN LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF AMERICA and again Monday in It's up to you. Left or Right? we respectfully, but strongly recommend this time of Lent and Easter as a time for the bishops to extend the warning - a time of Mercy - for these wayward 'Catholics' who promote abortion to repent of their ways. If they stubbornly refuse, then after Pentecost Sunday it's time to take action and dismiss them as apostates. Do you really want that, Congresswoman Tauscher?

    You can e-mail Congresswoman Tauscher and, in love, ask her yourself. Beg her to repent of her ways. Remind her 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 her political career more important than the welfare of her soul? Ask her. Her e-mail is

    We implore Bishop Cummins and especially Cardinal McCarrick, who must be doubly embarrassed that Tauscher grew up in the see where he was Archbishop of Newark and now she is under his jurisdiction again with her office in the House and the cardinal's new assignment as the shepherd of Washington, D.C. Both her bishop in Oakland and Cardinal McCarrick have a duty before God, a duty to their flocks, a duty to their office, to extend mercy through the grace-period of Lent and Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If she does not take action and Congresswoman Tauscher refuses to heed the Church, then let her be an anathema.

    Like the prodigal son, we will gladly welcome her back and be proud to number her as a loyal Catholic - as a Paul who once was Saul. Does Congresswoman Tauscher really want her legacy in eternity to be that she was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that she strives to do, why have it blotted out by the evil that she has done? We pray her heart will be touched and she will return to the fold. But if she refuses, if she ignores God's commands, then so be it. It will be evident then that she has sold her soul to the devil and Christ has made it very clear in Matthew 19: 15-18 of how to treat one who turns one's back on His teachings.

    Our bishops MUST follow Our Lord's teachings, they MUST stand up for Christ and His Church. They MUST not only speak out without reservation, but they MUST issue the ultimatum to these pro-abort politicians who bring so much scandal to the Church by continuing to call themselves 'Catholic.' If, by Pentecost Sunday, Congresswoman Tauscher refuses to repent, then she must be notified that she has interdicted herself by her actions, incurred automatic suspension (latae sententiae), and thus has been EXCOMMUNICATED! (cf. Canon Law 1329, 2; 1397 and 1398).

If you agree with us that action needs to be taken, write or call the persons below and:


Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher 1122 Longworth House Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: 1-202-225-1880
FAX: 1-202-225-5914


Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher 10th District Office
1801 N. California Blvd. Suite 103
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4133
Tel: 1-925-932-8899
FAX: 1-925-932-8159

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
Archdiocese of Washington D.C.
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
5001 Eastern Ave.,
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, D.C. 20017
Tel. 301-853-4540
FAX: 301-853-5359

Bishop John S. Cummins
Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland
634 21st St.
Oakland, CA 94612


Bishop John S. Cummins
Diocese of Oakland
2900 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
Tel. 1-510-893-4711
FAX: 1-510-893-0945
Oakland Diocese

Also, let Father Frank Pavone and Priests for Life know you're committed for the Sanctity of Life:
PO Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel: 888-PFL-3448,718-980-4400
Fax: 718-980-6515

If you really want to see if the bishops will take action, write:

Most Reverend Gabriel Montalvo Apostolic Pro Nuncio
3339 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687
Tel. 1-202-333-7121
FAX: 1-202-338-4036

or if you really want to make waves:

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
00120 Vatican City State, Europe


Giovanni Battista Cardinal Re
Prefect, Congregation for Bishops
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City State, Europe

For the list of 'Catholic' pro-abort politicians revealed thus far, see Archive of Herod's Heroes

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