FRIDAY
March 30, 2001
volume 12, no. 89

Congressman
Maurice Hinchey
New York, 26th 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."

    Fourth from New York and thirty-first in numerical order on the list of "Herod's Heroes" is Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Democratic Representative in the United States House from New York's 26th District. His jurisdiction covers South Central New York State including the areas from the Hudson Valley, through the Catskills, across the Southern Tier to the tip of the Finger Lakes region. 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 Hinchey, but rather a moral statement; one he and his bishops should take very, very seriously.

    Maurice Hinchey was elected to represent New York's 26th District in the House back in 1992 and has served five terms on Capitol Hill. Born on Manhattan's Lower West Side in 1938, his family moved up the Hudson River - from the city to the country - to Saugerties, midway between Albany and New York City. There he was raised, educated and then joined the Navy. After his military duty was complete he returned to the fertile Hudson Valley starting out as an employee for a cement plant before using his V.A. benefits to attend college at New York State University in New Paltz. A few years later he earned his Masters in Public Admin and Economics from State University of New York in Albany. In 1974 he was first elected to the State Assembly where he was one of the leaders in investigating the "Love Canal" pollution and made his mark as an environmentalist legislator. You would think someone so concerned about families and children would be Pro-Life as Jesus asks, but noooo! Because of his party affiliation he is more willing to turn his back on God than his fellow Democrats. What price politics?! His term in office also paralleled the moral decline in Washington D.C. and America for he moved inside the Beltway the same time Bill Clinton did.

    In the 5 terms he has served he could have done 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 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."

    Because he makes it known he is Catholic, he causes even greater scandal by his sin of condoning abortion. 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 Hinchey 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 Syracuse 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 Hinchey?

    You can e-mail Maurice Hinchey 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 mhinchey@mail.house.gov"

    We call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction governs Hinchey's area of jurisdiction in Binghamton, New York - Bishop James M. Moynihan, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, along with Hinchey's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C. to jointly issue a mandate to Congressman Hinchey 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 Hinchey 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 Maurice Hinchey 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 ask him to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. But if he refuses, or chooses not to cooperate with the Church, 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 Hinchey 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:

Please SIGN THE PETITION TO THE POPE as well!
Go to PETITION TO THE HOLY FATHER

    Congressman Maurice Hinchey
    2431 Rayburn HO Bldg.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Tel. 1-202-225-6335
    FAX: 1-202-226-0774
    mhinchey@mail.house.gov"

    and/or

    Congressman Maurice Hinchey
    100 A Fed Bldg.
    Binghamton, NY 13901
    Tel. 1-607-773-2768

Bishop James M. Moynihan
Bishop of Syracuse
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
295 E. Onondaga St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

and/or

Bishop James M. Moynihan
Diocese of Syracuse
240 E. Onondaga St.
Syracuse, NY 13201
Tel. 1-315-422-7203
FAX: 1-315-478-4619

and

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

Also, let Father Frank Pavone and Priests for Life know you're committed for the Sanctity of Life:

PRIESTS FOR LIFE
PO Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel: 888-PFL-3448,718-980-4400
Fax: 718-980-6515
mail@priestsforlife.org www.priestsforlife.org

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

and

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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