March 14, 2001
volume 12, no. 73

Senator Patrick Leahy

    This series, appropriately titled "Herod's Heroes," is intended to separate the wheat from the chaff by revealing those men and women, for whom we 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."

    Twelfth on the list of "Herod's Heroes" is the Democratic senator from Vermont Patrick Leahy. As an ally of satan through his uncompromising pro-abortion stance, he is enabling lucifer to "destroy both soul and body in hell." Through his actions he has become an enemy of God and the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a political statement on Leahy, but rather a moral statement; one he and his bishops should take very, very seriously.

    We apologize for jump-starting into the House with the California pro-abort 'Catholic' congress persons before finishing up the Senate. There were a few reasons we did, chiefly because our research was delayed. We still have one more senator after this to reveal before returning to members of the House.

    Senator Leahy, born in Montpelier, Vermont in 1940, has a long history of Catholic education from his early years to St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont and then receiving his law degree from the Jesuit Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Evidently his classmate Bill Clinton's ideology influenced him more than the Catholic Doctrine he should be upholding.

    He is now in his fifth term as Vermont's Senator and we call on him to come to his senses. Here is a man, who has worked passionately to fight breast cancer and introduce The Innocence Protection Act of 2001. With that kind of agenda, you would think he would be solidly on the side of Pro Life. But, noooo, he would rather subscribe to his party's culture of death. Don't you see a paradox in his causes? We would hope he will see the obvious link to increased breast cancer and abortion. We would hope he cares just as much for the innocent child in the womb as he does about the hardened criminal.

    As one of the senior members of the Senate and his party, Leahy could do so much good, yet there have been no fruits because, through his action and record, he has steadily shown a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and her mandate of upholding life in all stages. Though he voted to ban partial-birth abortion, he has still shown an alarming consistency in voting for and legislating pro-abortion measures that empower the culture of death. He will have to answer to God for these transgressions against Christ's innocent ones as Jesus says in today's Gospel 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 repent of his ways, help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it has come under the evil leadership of the Clinton administration. We ask him to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Senator Leahy is in a strong position to bring the Party back to morality. Is he up to the challenge? Today the Party he is so proud of 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 Senator Leahy truly aware of that? We call on all to help him see the grave error of his ways and we call on his bishops in Burlington, Vermont and in Washington D.C. to take firm, responsible action to assure that if he continues to persist in the sin, he will be banished from the Church for remaining a Catholic while carrying on the sin with no sign of repentance. It is truly 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 a week later 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, Senator Leahy?

    You can e-mail Senator Leahy and, in love, ask him yourself. Beg him to repent of his ways. 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 his political career more important than the welfare of his soul? Ask him. His e-mail is

    We call on the bishops, whose jurisdiction governs Leahy's area of residence and his constituents, Bishop Kenneth Angell, Bishop of Burlington, Vermont along with Leahy's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C. to jointly issue a mandate to Senator Leahy that if he persists after Pentecost Sunday, then he must be notified that he has interdicted himself by his actions, incurred automatic suspension (latae sententiae), and thus has been EXCOMMUNICATED! (cf. Canon Law 1329, 2; 1397 and 1398).

    There have been few bishops as active for the Pro Life movement and upholding Catholic doctrine as Bishop Angell who is not afraid of being on the front line, of walking the walk. We are prayerful that he will take action, set the example for the other bishops to get off the snide and enforce their duty before God. It is also a duty to their flocks to extend mercy through the grace-period of Lent and Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If no action is taken or if there is and Senator Leahy refuses to heed the Church, then let him be an anathema.

    Like the prodigal son, we will gladly welcome him back and be proud to number him as a loyal Catholic - as a Paul who once was Saul. Does Senator Leahy really want his legacy in eternity to be that he was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that he has accomplished, why have it blotted out by the evil that he has done? We pray his heart will be touched and he will return to the fold. But if he refuses, if he ignores God's commands, then so be it. He has sold his soul to the devil and Christ has made it very clear in Matthew 19: 15-18 of how to treat one who turns his 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, Senator Leahy refuses to repent, then he must be EXCOMMUNICATED!

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


    Senator Patrick Leahy
    433 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
    United States Senate
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Tel. 1-202-224-4242
    FAX: 1-202-224-3479


    Senator Patrick Leahy
    190 Main Street, 4th Floor
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Tel. 1-802-863-2525
    Toll Free: 1-800-642-3193

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 Kenneth A. Angell
Diocese of Burlington
351 North Ave.
P.O. Box 526
Burlington, VT 05402-0526
Tel. 1-802-658-6110
FAX: 1-802-658-0436

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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