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March 27th, 2017

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We at Biblical Foundations International believe that we cannot possibly possess the spiritual discernment to adequately assess the crisis of our times unless we are obedient to the requests of Our Lady of Fatima, and of so many popes and doctors of the Church, to devoutly pray the Rosary -- at the very least, five mysteries of the Rosary daily, and all fifteen mysteries, if you can.

In addition to whatever other intentions you mention, please pray specifically that God will show you the truth regarding the full extent of the current apostasy, and that He will give you the grace to conform to that truth, whatever sacrifice is entailed.

Gerry's "Whenever" Word Updated sporadically

SNOWMAGGEDON AFTERMATH UPDATE: A Shoveling Diary

 

What? No Facebook Live broadcast tonight (Fri, March 17)?

 

When Winter Storm Stella, which began Monday night (now I finally understand why Marlon Brando’s character, Stanley Kowalski — with hands painfully pressed against his temples — repeatedly screamed “Stella!” in “A Streetcar Named Desire”), was at its height on Tuesday, nobody (at least where I live) was out shoveling. But that was the last day this week that didn’t find me wearily wielding a snow shovel for hours. (I can’t afford a snowblower, so I must do my snow-removing duties “old school.”)

 

On Wednesday, though it was still furiously snowing after two feet had already piled up (four feet or more where the high winds created drifts), I labored for hours shoveling out to my driveway and then excavating my minivan from a huge snowdrift, though the still-unplowed roads were impassable. (Fortunately I didn’t end up needing to go anywhere.) Of course more snow got dumped on my minivan as the day progressed.

 

On Thursday (yesterday), after re-excavating my minivan, I was obliged by law (city ordinance) to shovel the nearly 200-foot sidewalk (yes, two-thirds of a football field; we’re cursed with a corner lot) from our driveway to our neighbors’ house (where reside several IHM Novus Ordo nuns — no kidding — connected with nearby Marywood University).

 

Just as I was finishing performing this particular penance, with perfect timing one of the nuns emerged from their home with a snow shovel and began gazing thoughtfully down the street at her car, which was hopelessly buried in a snowdrift. I proceeded to help her dig it out so she could be on her way.

 

Later that day I spent two more hours shoveling an 8 ft. wide x 15 ft. long x 2 ft. deep parking space in the street in front of my house (still inadequately plowed) so one of my daughters (who’d been away during the days of the storm but had thoughtfully returned just in time to give me more shoveling to do) had a place to park her car.

 

Today I spent still more hours a) finally excavating my wife’s up-until-now neglected car so she could at last run some urgent errands which had not been done since Monday, and 2) shoveling out a second 8 ft. wide x 15 ft. long x 2 ft. deep parking space in the street in front of my house so my minivan would not be blocking my wife’s car in the driveway. 

 

These many hours of shoveling made necessary by this unprecedented snowstorm have not only taken their toll on my mediocre muscles, but as well on my always overloaded schedule, leaving me virtually no time to continue my research preparations for my rosary talks. Tonight’s broadcast is therefore sadly postponed.

 

Just when I was missing shoveling, the weather forecast now happily calls for another 12 hours of snowfall tomorrow. Figuring on a fun weekend featuring another two full days of shoveling, I realistically see no chance of resuming my Facebook broadcasts until Monday, when we’ll have our regularly scheduled (8:30 pm Eastern) session discussing the previous week’s readings from Dom Guéranger’s “The Liturgical Year.” 

 

The series on “The Biblical Foundations of the Rosary” will therefore resume next Wednesday, March 22. 

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Date Added: Friday, March 17 2017


Gerry Replies

Is Gerry Matatics a ''sedevacantist''?

Gerry Replies (slightly revised November 21, 2007):

I'm a Catholic, pure and simple (though hopefuly not too simple) -- and have been, ever since my conversion from Protestantism 21 years ago, by a miracle of God's grace. I love the Catholic Faith and wish only to profess it in all its purity and fullness. I love the Catholic Church and wish only and always to be a faithful member of Her, since She has repeatedly and solemnly defined as a dogma that there is no salvation outside of her.

Every Catholic -- however he or she might prefer to be positive in his presentation of the Faith -- must necessarily oppose and reject all those persons and things that are incompatible with Catholicism.

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Date Added: Tuesday, December 12 2006

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A Commentary on Rome's Lifting of the SSPX "Excommunications" of 1988

[Note from Gerry Matatics: I do not necessarily agree with every opinion of this guest writer (a friend of mine) -- I do not share, for example, his certitude on the validity of the SSPX bishops' consecration (expressed in his closing sentence), nor do I agree with him on other matters not touched upon in his essay -- but his essay essentially says what I've been saying when asked what I think of the recent  developments between Rome and the SSPX, and he has kindly granted permission for his essay to be reproduced here "as is." I shall have my own essay on the SSPX posted on my website later this month.]

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Date Added: Tuesday, February 17 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe (feast day December 12)

The Story

"And the land was polluted with blood," by idolaters who sacrificed their sons and daughters to devils (Psalm 105:38). Such was Mexico when Hernando Cortes arrived there in 1519. Some ten million native Nahuatl Indians formed a vast confederation of tribes at this time. These tribes were dominated by the powerful Aztecs who, for all their intelligence, industry, and valor, were equally barbaric, enslaved by an extravagant system of idolatry which placated its numerous gods with gruesome orgies of human sacrifice and cannibalism. For centuries torrents of blood literally flowed from the temple pyramids, with as many as 20,000 humans being sacrificed in one day.

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Date Added: Tuesday, December 12 2006

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LaSalette

Statue of Our Lady of La Salette, at the site of her (Church- approved) apparition on September 19, 1846, in the French Alps. On that occasion the Blessed Virgin announced, weeping, that "in the last days, Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist... the Church will be in eclipse." Our apostolate is dedicated to Our Lady of La Salette and to spreading her much-opposed message.

Photo taken by Christina Matatics on the occasion of a pilgrimage of Gerry and daughter Christina to the La Salette shrine on 9/11/05




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