March 31, 2001
volume 12, no. 90

Carolyn McCarthy
New York - 4th 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."

    Fifth on the list of congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from the State of New York and thirty-second overall is Democratic congresswoman from Long Island Carolyn McCarthy. 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 McCarthy, but rather a moral statement. One she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.

    Carolyn McCarthy is presently in her third term as representative for the 4th Congressional District of New York which covers the suburban area of the eastern end of Long Island just east of Queens and JFK International. She entered politics after her huband Dennis McCarthy was shot to death in December 1993 in a random shooting by a crazed gunman on the commuter train between Long Island and New York City. Her son Kevin was injured, but thankfully survived. She has ever since been a strong advocate against gun control and won election primarily on that issue. Born in Brooklyn in 1944 and raised in Mineola, she was a nurse for 30 years, taking care of others and valuing life greatly, especially in light of her own loss. Can't she then understand then that her loss is felt by God each and every second one of His little innocent ones are ripped from the womb through the dastardly deed of abortion? Why is shooting someone illegal, but killing someone in the womb legal? We applaud her efforts to preserve life through her crusade of gun control, but there is a double standard if she fails to realize and recognize the more lethal scalpel.

    Recently this life-long resident of Mineola, New York commented about the Granite Hills High shooting by Charles "Andy" Williams east of San Diego in Santee, California last month. She is intent on sponsoring America's Safe Schools Act into law and that's all fine and good, but she fails to see the root cause of all the shootings and breakdown of law and order. Mother Teresa warned that when we no longer value life in the womb, then homicide, fratricide and every other kind of killing will follow. How can one be concerned for children by ignoring the most helpless of them all - those still being formed in the womb?

    Surely she is not blind, surely she is a woman of common sense. We also ask her what happened to her Catholic ideals. Here is another politician who claims to be 'Catholic' but in truth cares more about banning bullets than banning abortion. Why would she perpetuate the culture of death? She wasn't taught that in her home or in her school. Could it be that political expediency is more important than the principles and truths of her Faith?

    By her 95% pro-abortion voting record she has clearly shown she is not as dedicated or Catholic as she may want others to think. Why has Congresswoman McCarthy 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."

    Through Congresswoman McCarthy'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 Bill 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 McCarthy truly aware of that? We call on all to help her see the grave error of her ways and we call on her superior in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Monsignor John Alesandro who is the locum tenens until His Holiness Pope John Paul II appoints a new bishop for the Diocese, vacant since the death of Bishop James T. McHugh, an ardent Pro-Life prelate who succumbed to cancer on December 10th last year. In the meantime, we also implore Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Washington, D.C. 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 McCarthy?

    You can e-mail Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy 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 those shepherds 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 McCarthy 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 McCarthy 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. We ask her to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. But if she refuses, or chooses not to cooperate with the Church, 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 Carolyn McCarthy 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 Carolyn McCarthy 1224 Longworth HO Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: 1-202-225-5516
FAX: 1-202-225-5758


Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy 4th District Office
1 Fulton Ave., Suite 30
Hempstead, NY 11550
Tel: 1-516-489-7066
FAX: 1-516-489-7283

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

Monsignor John A. Alesandro
Diocese of Rockville Centre
50 North Park Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Tel. 1-516-678-5800
FAX: 1-516-678-1786
Diocese of Rockville Centre

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


Cardinal Giovanni Battista 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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