March 19, 2001
volume 12, no. 78

Xavier Becerra
California, 30th District

    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."

    Seventh on the list of congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from the State of California and twentieth overall on the list of "Herod's Heroes" is Congressman Xavier Becerra, Democratic Representative in the House from California's 30th District which covers the city of Los Angeles and Hollywood. 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 Becerra, but rather a moral statement; one he and his bishops should take very, very seriously.

    Becerra has represented Southern California's 34th District since 1992, paralleling his time in the House with the corrupt Clinton administration. A Stanford grad, he served in the State House as the Representative from the 59th Assembly District in LA. After two terms in the House in Washington D.C. he has aspirations of returning to LA as mayor for he is making a major push to run for the mayoral seat this year.

    Becerra's wife Dr. Carolina Ryes-Becerra is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Senior Scholar with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. You would think she and her husband would see the value of life, the value of a living organism in the womb from conception on. But noooo! Becerra refuses to see this, believing the lies and she has perpetuating the lie that a woman should have the right to have her own baby killed, if she so chooses. It is this kind of satanist and sadistic thinking that has plunged our once Godly country to the abyss of hell.

    Becerra has more than a few skeletons in his closet; not only his 100% pro-abort voting record, but also his involvement with urging Bill Clinton to pardon convicted drug trafficker Carlos Vignali. So do you think his bishop will chastise him? Unfortunately, no, because his "shepherd" is more like a wolf in sheep's clothing - in consecrated clothing. In fact, his own bishop Cardinal Roger Mahony is possibly in deeper than Becerra with the corruption. We will be running a few documented articles in the future that will bear this out.

    Should we be surprised at Xavier Becerra's pro-abort stance and his misguided mores and values? Yes and no. Yes, because he's supposed to be Catholic; and no because he has been influenced by the liberal regime of Mahony, whose main goal, it would seem, is to protestantize LA and Southern California. How else do you explain the de-emphasis of the priesthood and the elevation of the laity by this prelate who has walked the politically correct line and been closely associated with the Clinton administration, even the scandals, in order to build his billion dollar legacy - the sterile monstrosity he calls a cathedral? Some of the documents he has released are a disgrace to the Church, not to mention an embarassment, for there is much hidden that has not yet been revealed. Yes, he made a statement against abortion at the National Democratic Convention last year in LA, but it was just hollow talk and delivered to a near empty hall. Had it not been televised it would have received no attention whatsoever. It was like Joe Lieberman berating Hollywood with one hand and gladly taking dirty money with the other. It's time the cardinal realized his calling and leave the "rewards" of the world behind. We dare him to censure Xavier Becerra for his pro-abort stance. He knows who Becerra is. The same with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. who we covered this past Friday. But he's not about to rock the boat and that is what is so sad with so many of the bishops who talk a good game, but when push comes to shove, they won't act. What are they truly afraid of? That's a good question that more people need to ask.

    Note, we have no crusade to injure the good name of a man of the cloth or disparage the Church, but when men like Mahony betray the Church and her true mission and cause scandal with Catholics and non-Catholics alike, then we have a duty before God and His Holy Church to reveal the truth in hopes that those above him will realize the grave dangers he poses by his position of authority. "But of everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and of him to whom they have entrusted much, they will demand the more" (Luke 12: 48) and "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it were better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depts of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals! For it must needs be that scandals come, but woe to the man through whom scandal does come!" (Matthew 18: 6-7).

    Becerra 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. By his pro-abort stance he has 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. 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 Congressman Becerra 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 LA 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, Congressman Becerra?

    We'd like to say you can e-mail Xavier Becerra 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? We'd like to, but he doesn't have an e-mail. How's that for hiding something? But you can reach him by snail-mail which is provided below.

    We call on the Cardinal Mahony along with Becerra's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C. to jointly issue a mandate to Congressman Becerra that if he persists after Pentecost Sunday he will be EXCOMMUNICATED.

    These bishops have a duty before God, 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 Congressman Becerra refuses to heed even 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 Xavier Becerra really want his legacy in eternity to be that he was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that he has sought to accomplish, 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, Congressman Becerra refuses to repent, 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).

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


    Congressman Xavier Becerra
    1119 Longworth HO Bldg.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Tel. 1-202-225-6235
    FAX: 1-202-225-2202


    Congressman Xavier Becerra
    1910 Sunset Blvd., Suite 560
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Tel. 1-213-483-1425
    FAX: 1-202-483-1429

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

Cardinal Roger Mahony
114 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Cardinal Roger Mahony
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1194
Tel. 1-213-637-7261
FAX: 1-213-637-6510

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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