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May 20th, 2018

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"...the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. [...] Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists."


(Pope Saint Pius X, "Our Apostolic Mandate," 1910)


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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

Milpitas & San Luis Obispo talks canceled (Second update to Gerry's May 20-25 California lecture tour)


Dear Friends:

Here's the SECOND update to the itinerary for my lecture tour of California May 20-25:

As stated below, any location receiving fewer than 25 pre-registrations by 48 hours before the scheduled talk will regrettably be forced to cancel, so that the hotel doesn't charge me for the meeting space.

Such is already the case with the talk scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 3 pm at the Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley in Milpitas.

Tonight I am forced to cancel for the same reason the talk scheduled for Monday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo.

The two remaining talk locations are currently likewise in danger of being canceled due to insufficient numbers, but I’m giving each location until 48 hours before the event to see if there's any increase in pre-registrations:

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 7:30 pm

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

Café Sierra (Orchid Room)

555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City CA 91608

(818) 506-2500

Exit 12A or 12B off US-101 onto Lankershim Blvd

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 7:30 pm

Hampton Inn & Suites Mission Viejo

28682 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo CA 92692

(949) 429-5222

Exit 85/85-B (Avery Pkwy) off I-5


My topic at each location will be, “Clearing Up the Confusion and Controversy Concerning the Current Catholic Crisis” — with a possible postlude on “The Abomination of Alliteration.”

As always, the talk will be followed by an optional (leave when you like), no-holds-barred Q & A session in which you aren’t restricted to the topic of the talk: ask me any questions you like on any topic you choose, or argue with me on any of my positions. You have carte blanche!


Because space is extremely limited you MUST PRE-REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Any location that has received less than 25 pre-registrations by 48 hours before the scheduled time for the talk WILL BE CANCELED.

Pre-register by emailing me at In your email please provide your full name, physical mailing address (to help me plan future talks more conveniently located near where you live), cell phone number, which talk location you plan to attend, and number of persons in your party who will be attending.

Each attendee will be asked at the door to please make a $10 donation to help defray the cost of renting the meeting space. Cash, check, PayPal, or Visa, MasterCard, or Discover all accepted. NO ONE WILL EVER BE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS, HOWEVER.

Please IMMEDIATELY pass this on to any family or friends living in these areas of California who you think might be interested in attending. Thank you!

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Date Added: Wednesday, May 16 2018

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

Cities already visited in 2006-2012 megatour

Click here for a list of cities where Gerry has already spoken on his current (and final) tour

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"Hurray for Gerry Matatics! I am excited about his coming to the truth about the traditional Catholic Church. [Having studied his analysis of the root cause of the current apostasy,] I am convinced that that is what has happened. And Gerry is right on target. He is to be commended for his bold stance in the face of error. My husband and I recently moved to East Texas to be involved and closer to the traditional Church. We would gladly support Gerry because we need more Catholics like him. I too am a convert from Protestantism and want to be very strong in defending the true Church. I would love to hear Gerry speak down here."

D. V., East Texas

Pictures from Gerry's Recent Travels

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