Pennsylvania, 1st District
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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."
First on the list of congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from the State of Pennsylvania and twenty-third overall on the list of "Herod's Heroes" is Congressman Robert A. Brady, Democratic Representative in the House from Pennsylvania's 1st District which covers one-third of the Catholic city of Philadelphia plus parts of Delaware County. 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 Brady, but rather a moral statement; one he and his bishops should take very, very seriously.
Born in 1945, Brady comes from a staunch Catholic family, his mother Italian and father Irish. He came up through the parochial school system, graduating from St. Thomas More High School in Philly. He has been involved with the unions since his days as a young carpenter. Unlike the master carpenter Saint Joseph he has been fashioning a different structure throughout his years as the leader of the Carpenters' Union and then as Deupty Mayor of Philly. He worked his way up the Democratic ranks to his election in 1986 as Chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, which gave him entrance to the state Democratic Committee and the Democratic National Committee. With his roots and strong concern for the ethnic and largely Catholic community he represents, you would think he would be a strong Pro Life advocate, but nooooo! Because of his party affiliation he is more willing to turn his back on God than his fellow Democrats. What price politics?!
Brady 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 100% pro-abort record 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 Brady truly aware of that? We call on all to help him see the grave error of his ways and we call on his bishop in Philadelphia 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 Brady?
You can e-mail Robert Brady 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 Robert.A.Brady@mail.house.gov
We call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction governs Brady's area of residence and his constituents, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, along with Brady's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C. to jointly issue a mandate to Congressman Brady that if he persists after Pentecost Sunday he will be EXCOMMUNICATED.
Cardinal Bevilacqua has been a crusader for the Pro Life cause. If he backs away from warning Brady then what good does all the talk do? Please, your Eminence, do something to protect God's innocent ones by letting these pro-abort 'Catholic' politicians realize without a shadow of a doubt that the Church means business. We trust in this leading senior luminary of the Church in the United States to lead by example and join his fellow colleague in the Conclave Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera in following through on the statement, "Anyone who promotes or practices abortion, including legislators and governors, will be excommunicated by the Church."
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 Brady 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 Robert Brady 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. We encourage him to talk with the House Chaplain Father Daniel Coughlin. But if Congressman Brady refuses to acknowledge a higher law, 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 Brady 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).
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