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December 11th, 2017

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OLRosary

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

My Free Advent/Christmas Gift to You -- and more!

Happy Feast Day … New CDs … New weekly bulletins from me … Facebook Live Videos resume on Sat, Dec 9 … Free Advent/Christmas gift for you: one free hour lesson (or TWO!) on any topic you like!

 

Dear Friends:

 

I hope you and yours enjoyed a blessed Feast of the Immaculate Conception today. May Our Lady’s loving maternal intercession bring many graces from God to you and your loved ones this day, and in all the days to come!

 

Please know that I and my family pray for you and yours every day as well, in our daily rosaries, novenas (such as the St. Andrew Novena we currently pray, which we began on his feast day on November 30 and pray each night until Christmas), and many other daily prayers.

 

One of the discs in a new multi-CD set I’m finishing up entitled “The Problem with Protestantism” is dedicated to showing you how you can lovingly, patiently prove to any Protestant willing to open his or her Bible with you that absolutely everything the Catholic Church teaches about Mary — including her immaculate conception — is supported by Scripture. The problem is, Protestants just don’t see it.

 

(Other discs in the set deal with all the classic obstacles Protestants have to seeing the Biblical basis of Catholic teaching on other controverted points, such as salvation, the sacraments, the saints, the papacy, purgatory, etc. I’ll be providing more details about this new set in the first of my new, now-weekly bulletins I’ll be posting from now on each Sunday on this website — www.gerrymatatics.org — and on my public figure Facebook page — www.facebook.com/catholicapologist — as well as distributing to my e-mailing list.

 

Don’t you love it when God continually gives us fresh opportunities to begin anew? Every day is just such an opportunity, of course, but I further appreciate other such occasions: every Sunday (the first day of the week — not the last day of the weekend!); every first day of the month; New Year’s Day; and the real CATHOLIC New Year’s Day, the first Sunday of the new Church year (i.e., the first Sunday of Advent, which we celebrated at the beginning of this week).

 

Many of us resolve anew to enter more deeply into the mysteries of the Church year at this time of Advent, and our family is no exception. We not only use Fr. Goffine’s one-volume The Church’s Year (available from our online store, www.gerrymatatics.org/shop, for still only $39.95 for this magnificent nearly-800-page book), some of us read Dom Guéranger’s 15-volume masterpiece The Liturgical Year (also available from our online store).

 

You will recall that a year ago I launched a series of free broadcasts on Facebook Live (which you don't need a Facebook account to be able to see) to discuss each week the readings for that previous week in Guéranger’s work. The series went on for many weeks but eventually fizzled out some time around Easter due to insufficient interest in it and support for it.

 

But I’m not a quitter! So we’ll try it again — with all-new talks this year, and hopefully with more desire to keep up with it among the listeners/viewers this time through. The first broadcast will be tomorrow night, Saturday, December 9, at 9 pm Eastern Time. In tomorrow’s broadcast we’ll discuss the readings for this past week, the week on which the broadcast ends, i.e., from the First Sunday of Advent to the First Saturday of Advent.

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Date Added: Saturday, December 9 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"

List of over 300 cities & towns where Gerry is speaking in 2006-2012

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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