May 4, 2001
volume 12, no. 124

Karen McCarthy
Missouri, 5th 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."

    Today, we complete Missouri as we take I-80 from St. Louis to Kansas City where we'll find the fifty-seventh "Herod's Hero" to date. She is Karen McCarthy , the Democratic Representative for the 5th District of Missouri which covers the city of Kansas south of the Missouri River which also includes Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown and Sugar Creek. 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.

    She was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on March 18, 1947 and graduated from the University of Kansas with a business degree and a masters from the University of Missouri. Before venturing into politics she was a teacher as well as a financial analyst and governmental affairs executive. In 1977 she was elected to the Missouri House where she served for 18 years until 1994 when she sought a higher office, running for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is now in her 4th term on Capitol Hill.


    She proclaims that she is Catholic but she is also divorced so who knows what her status is. However we do know her voting record tells volumes about her mindset and it is not in sync with Catholic doctrine. She has an impeccable pro-abort record. Fellow Democrats who aren't Catholic have a much better record than she does such as Ike Shelton who has a 95% Pro-Life record. You would hope and pray that being Catholic, she would have gone against the grain of her party and seek to do what is right. But noooo! Because of her party affiliation and contamination by fellow Missouri Democrats William Clay, who we covered yesterday, and party big-wig Richard Gephart, she has been even more willing to turn her back on God than her fellow Democrats. What price politics?!

    As a congresswoman she could do so much good, 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. She unabashedly voted against the partial-birth abortion ban, illustrating how deep with the devil she is in heartlessly sentencing 1.9 million babies a year to have their skulls crushed. Her 100% pro-abort voting record proves a horrendous 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 McCarthy 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 Kansas City 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 McCarthy?

    You can e-mail Karen 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 call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction govern's McCarthy's area of residence in Kansas City and her constituents, Bishop Raymond J. Boland of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, along with McCarthy's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to jointly issue a mandate to Congresswoman McCarthy that if she persists after Pentecost Sunday she will be EXCOMMUNICATED.

    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 McCarthy 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 Karen McCarthy 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 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 Karen McCarthy
1330 Longworth HO Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel. 1-202-225-4535
FAX: 1-202-225-4403


Congresswoman Karen McCarthy
5th District
400 East 9th St.
Suite 9350
Kansas City, MO 64106
Tel. 1-816-842-4545

Bishop Raymond J. Boland
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
300 East 36th St.
P.O. Box 419037
Kansas City, MO 64141
Tel. 1-816-756-1850
FAX: 1-816-756-0878
Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph


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:

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

See how the Catholic vote broke down for the first Pro-Life Bill of 2001 at Roll Call for the Unprotected Victims of Violence Act

May 4, 2001
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