March 24, 2001
volume 12, no. 83

Lucille Roybal-Allard
California - 33rd 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 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."

    Before we cross the Pennsylvania state line into New York to out the 'Catholic' pro-aborts in the House from the Empire state, we must return to the Golden Bear state for we have uncovered three more pro-abort representatives in the House from California who claim they are Catholic. They tried to fly under the radar, so to speak, but we were able to track them down. Thus our numbering system is a bit askewed, so we'll revamp the numbers to keep the groups together as to state. Therefore, we're going to list the next three as 21st, 22nd and 23rd on the list, bumping up the last four we've covered by three. This means the Pennsylvania politician from Pittsburgh William J. Coyne, covered yesterday, is now 27th on the list. Hey, Pope Gregory VII changed the calendar, we can adjust these numbers.

    Therefore, eighth on the list of congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from the State of California and now 21st overall is another Democratic congresswoman from Southern California Lucille Roybal-Allard. 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 Roybal-Allard, but rather a moral statement. One she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.

    Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is a neighbor of fellow pro-abort 'Catholics' Grace Napolitano and Xavier Becerra whom we have previously covered. Her district covers downtown Los Angeles, East LA and various communities southeast of LA including Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, etc. Chinatown, Little Tokyo and other ethnic Asian communities are also under her jurisdiction as well as her own Boyle Heights where she was raised. She was elected to the House the same year Bill Clinton came to power - 1992 and her pro-abort record parallels his. Prior to setting up shop on Capitol Hill she was a member of the California Assembly for the 56th District from 1987 until her election to the House. A 1965 graduate of Cal State LA, she was weaned on politics for she is the oldest daughter of Edward R. Roybal who served in Congress for thirty years.

    She became the first female to chair the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and is very active in the Blue Dog caucus. Latina in U.S. to gain an appointment on the House Appropriations Committee. In representing a large Catholic population of Hispanics, you would think she would go against the grain of her party and seek to do what is right. But the pro-abort record of this 58 year-old grandmother cries out for 'why?'

    No wonder there are problems in Southern 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. Why has Congresswoman Roybal-Allard sold out to the political correctness of the feminist left. Has she forgotten the values she learned as a child? 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."

    One reason she could possibly have gone down the wrong path is that she has relaxed her mores and values because of the liberal regime of Cardinal Roger 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 Lucille Roybal-Allard for her pro-abort stance. He knows who she is. The same with fellow members Becerra and Napolitano. 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.

    Through Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's actions and record 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. She 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 Clinton whose immoral standards she has defended without merit or credibility. We ask her 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 Congresswoman Roybal-Allard 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 Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Mahony 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 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, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard?

    You can e-mail Congresswoman Roybal-Allard 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 Cardinals McCarrick and Mahony, who 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 Roybal-Allard 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 Roybal-Allard 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 Roybal-Allard 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 Lucille Roybal-Allard 2435 Rayburn HO Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: 1-202-225-1766
FAX: 1-202-226-0350


Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard 33rd District Office
255 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3334
Tel: 1-213-628-9230
FAX: 1-213-628-8578

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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