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May 29th, 2017

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"In the Third Secret [of Fatima ] it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top."

(Mario L. Ciappi, "Cardinal" and household theologian to John Paul II, quoted in The Devil's Final Battle, Rev. Paul L. Kramer, editor, p. 33)


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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.

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Dear Friends:

On this Memorial Day Weekend, let’s also not forget the “veterans” of the spiritual warfare that constantly (though often invisibly) swirls around us, and has been doing so since the fall of Lucifer from heaven and his successful sabotage of the human race by infecting us with that same spirit of rebellion, of waging war against Almighty God.

By veterans of that spiritual conflict I refer, of course, to the saints, and especially the martyrs, who have shown themselves to be valiant soldiers of the Church Militant, even to the shedding of their blood.

But every one of us is called to be such a soldier. And “the weapons we use in our fight are not the world’s weapons but God’s powerful weapons, which we use to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We pull down every  presumption that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

When people — not only other people but also ourselves — aren’t armed with the necessary knowledge, they (and we) are going to make bad decisions, and bring disappointment, disaster, and defeat to our lives, to the lives of our loved ones, and to our nation. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge,” says the Lord (Hosea 4:6). Elsewhere God says, "Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge” (Isaiah 5:13). 

We can do our part in this fight — we can be Catholic commandos — by bringing to bear upon the controversial issues of our day the relevant data from Sacred Scripture, from sound philosophy (including logic), from Church history, from Catholic theology and apologetics, from canon law and other important intellectual disciplines, and thus save people (including ourselves) and save our nation from making disastrous decisions. “The lips of the right-minded feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding.” (Proverbs 10:21)

Later this summer I’m launching a lecture tour on the topic “How to Prove That God Exists.” It starts in New England and will eventually sweep across the entire country — including my finally making it to speak in Alaska (God willing), the only one of our 50 states I’ve not yet spoken in (though I lived there for two years when I was 11 and 12 years old).

To raise funds now for this lecture tour and Biblical Foundations International’s many other educational projects, I’m currently making the following extremely generous offer.

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Date Added: Sunday, May 28 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

guest writers

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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GERRY'S 2006-2012 "MEGA-TOUR"

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"I have read many of your articles, and as far as I am concerned, you are top shelf. You would be surprised at the hundreds of thousands that think the same as you. Please hold your head up high and stick to what you believe. Our Lord will not leave you an orphan, as He stated. You have many friends: just ask them."

An old lady that loves the True Faith,

J.M., Hastings NY

Pictures from Gerry's Recent Travels
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