March 9, 2001
volume 12, no. 68

Loretta Sanchez

    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."

    With the Senate list of "Herod's Heroes" now complete, comprising eight pro-abort Democrats and one Republican who claim they are 'Catholic,' we turn to those pro-abort 'Catholics' in the United States House of Representatives. First up and tenth on the list is the Democratic congresswoman from Southern California Loretta Sanchez-Brixey. 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 Sanchez, but rather a moral statement. One she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.

    What is so sad is that the only way she was able to wrest control of the 46th Congressional District, which covers the sprawling area of Orange County in Southern California, was to launch an all-out pro-abortion campaign against staunch Pro Life Congressman Bob Dornan who had held that post for many years. In a hotly contested vote in 1996 and a revote in 1998, she eked out a narrow and bitter victory for the culture of death. What is even sadder is that this 'Catholic' Hispanic pandered to the Latin community, which was heavily Catholic and, despite her unadulterated pro-abortion platform, they still voted for her just as many Catholics voted for pro-abort Al Gore in the recent presidential election. She contributed to the confusion, going into the parishes with no opposition from the pastors. Many even accused her of not only working hard to get the Catholic vote, but illegal votes from Mexicans in this country illegally. Though that has not been proven, what has been proven is her 100% record in the House against Pro Life measures.

    What is also sad is the fact that this district was once the bastion of conservative values. Orange County residents were considered strongly Pro Life, but the devil has seeped in and, because the Bishop has not spoken out stronger, because the Bishop has not taken action to stop satan in his tracks by reaffirming Catholic doctrine and assuring that his pastors inform their flocks in no uncertain terms. Dr. Frank Joseph called several pastors in this area and had at least five priests hang up on him, others who dismissed the 'Pro Life issue' as not that important. No wonder there are problems in Southern California! It's time to peel away the pretense. Either you're Catholic or you're not! There's no 'half-way Catholic'! God won't stand for it and neither should we!

    Alarmingly more and more Hispanics are embracing the culture of death and, we believe, doing so out of ignorance to what they are really doing. They are being led down the primrose path of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Their bishops and their pastors especially need to remind them of the glorious traditions Hispanics have carried on for so many centuries and their deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary - especially Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared in 1531 to stop human sacrifice and continues today with the same purpose: to stop the human sacrifice in the womb. Evidently Congresswoman Sanchez has forgotten her roots, forgotten the virtues she was taught and the person she should have been encouraged to most emulate by her parents - the Mother of God. Through Sanchez' action she has sold out to the political correctness of the feminist left, forgetting 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 her actions and record over the past five years 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. Congresswoman Sanchez 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. Since her election she has been pretty cozy with the Clintonites politicos, even smoozing her way to Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She is not an innocent victim. But she is a member of the "Blue Dog Democrats" an Hispanic Caucus that can make a difference in enlightening all Latinos of the morals they must follow as Catholics. We ask her to help them realize this and 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 Congresswoman Sanchez 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 Diocese of Orange County Bishop Tod D. Brown 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 again Monday 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 Sanchez?

    You can e-mail Congresswoman Sanchez 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 Bishop Brown and Cardinal McCarrick, 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 Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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 Loretta Sanchez 1230 Longworth House Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: 1-202-225-2965
FAX: 1-202-225-5859


Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez 46th District Office
12397 Lewis Street, Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840-4695
Tel: 1-714-621-0102
FAX: 1-714-621-0401

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

Bishop Tod D. Brown
Bishop of the Diocese of Orange
200 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92866

and/or Bishop Tod D. Brown
Diocese of Orange
Marywood Center
2811 E. Villa Real Drive
Orange, CA 92867
Tel. 1-714-282-3000
FAX: 1-207-282-3029
Orange Diocese

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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