TUESDAY
March 6, 2001
volume 12, no. 65

Senator Patty Murray
Washington




    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 "Herod's Heroes" is the Democratic senator from Washington State Senator Patty Murray. 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 Murray, but rather a moral statement. One she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.

    Though Murray was educated in the public school system, she was one of seven children brought up Catholic by her parents. But evidently she, like those men we have covered so far, has also sold out to the political correctness of the feminist left, forgetting that true feminism is exemplified in the Blessed Mother of God through humility and obedience to God's Holy Will as she instructed in John 2: 5, "Do whatever He tells you."

    Yet, through Senator Murray's action and record she has consistently shown 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. Mrs. Murray will have to answer to God for these transgressions against Christ's innocent ones as Jesus says in yesterday'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 her to repent of her ways, help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it has come under the evil leadership of Bill Clinton. Her ascendency in the Democratic Party parallels with Clinton's administration for, like him, was first elected in 1992 and reelected. Her current term runs until 2002. We ask her to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today it 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 Senator Murray 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 Seattle and 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 again yesterday 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, Senator Murray?

    You can e-mail Senator Murray 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 senator_murray@murray.senate.gov

    We call on the archbishop whose jurisdiction governs Murray's area of Bothell where she was born and raised, and Olympia, state capitol of Washington, Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett, Shepherd of the See of Seattle to forget the salmon for a while and consider the souls of the unborn. What, your Excellency, is more important: the salmon in the Colombia River or the countless souls of aborted fetuses? You have gained great publicity with your joint pastoral letter challenging people to conserve and protect the Columbia River as part of an 18-page document. While this is good and right, it is about environment, not about souls. If only you would speak and act in the same manner for the Sanctity of Life as you have for the soulless salmon! We beg of you along with Murray's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C. to jointly issue a mandate to Senator Murray that if she persists after Pentecost Sunday she will be EXCOMMUNICATED.

    You must realize, dear Archbishop Brunett, that you and your fellow bishops have a duty before God, a duty to your 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 Senator Murray 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 Senator Murray 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, Senator Murray 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:

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

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

Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett
Connolly House
1104 Spring St.
Seattle, WA 98104 Tel. 1-206-623-2625
FAX: 1-206-682-9661


or
Archdiocese of Seattle
910 Marion St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel. 1-206-382-4560
FAX: 1-206-382-4840

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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