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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."
Today, we cross over from Indiana to the buckeye state where we find the sixty-fourth "Herod's Hero" to date. She is Marcy Kaptur , the Democratic Representative for the 9th District of Ohio which covers the city of Toledo and surrounding suburbs from Sylvania on the north to Maumee on the south and Oregon on the east, all bordered on the north by the Michigan state border and Lake Erie. As an ally of satan through her lukewarm 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 Kaptur, but rather a moral statement; one she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.
She was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 17, 1946 who graduated from St. Ursula Acadameny in 1964, well before any of the Vatican II mandates went into effect. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1968 and followed that up with a Masters from the University of Michigan in urban planning. She returned home to Toledo where dabbled in the political arena, being appointed an urban advisor during the Jimmy Carter years in the White House. When Carter left office she ran for Indiana's 9th District Seat and was elected, remaining on Capitol Hill since 1982.
She proudly proclaims that she belongs to Little Flower Roman Catholic church in Toledo but do you think the Little Flower Saint Therese of Lisieux would be proud of Marcy Kaptur for her pro-abort stance? You know this most chaste, incorrupt saint wouldn't. She is praying very hard, interceding to the Father to touch Kaptur's heart. Yet the Ursuline Sisters who educated her are proud of Miss Kaptur for they awarded her Alumna of the Year in 1995. Did they not check her voting record before offering her as an example to other young women who should strive to uphold the Catholic ideal of womanhood? If they did, then what does that say for Catholic education today? It speaks volumes and none of it good! Again, more fruits of Vatican II.
As a congresswoman she could have done so much good during her ten terms in Congres, yet there have been no fruits because, through her action and record, she has steadily shown a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christ's mandate of upholding life in all stages. Her fence-sitting 56% pro-abort voting record proves a lukewarm consistency in voting for and legislating 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 became under the evil leadership of the Clinton administration. We ask her to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Party she 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 Congresswoman Kaptur truly aware of that? We call on all to help her see the grave error of her ways and we call on her bishops in Toledo 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. 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? and a few weeks ago in our Open Letter to the Bishops III: "Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends" we respectfully, but strongly remind you time is of the essence. We are now in the second half, if you will, Eastertide - not a lot of time for the bishops to extend the warning - a time of Mercy - for these wayward 'Catholics' who promote abortion to repent of their ways. We have set this date because after this special day of enlightenment there can be NO MORE EXCUSES either from the polticians or the bishops! If the politicians stubbornly refuse, then after Pentecost Sunday it's time to take action and dismiss them as apostates. Do you really want that, Congresswoman Kaptur?
You can e-mail Marcy Kaptur 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction governs Kaptur's area of residence in Toledo and her constituents, Bishop James R. Hoffman of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, along with Kaptur's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to jointly issue a mandate to Congresswoman Kaptur that if she persists after Pentecost Sunday she will be notified that she has incurred EXCOMMUNICATION.
These bishops must realize that they have a duty before God, a duty to their flocks to extend mercy through the grace-period of this past Lent and now the Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If no action is taken or if there is and Congresswoman Kaptur refuses to heed even 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 Marcy Kaptur really want her legacy in eternity to be that she was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that she has sought to accomplish, 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. 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 Kaptur 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).
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