I have just added two new CDs to my online store. The descriptions that follow can also be found on the online store itself:
Unauthorized Shepherds: Why the SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, and similar post-Vatican II traditionalist clergy are not priests of Christ's one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church (single CD, $10.95)
During the crisis and confusion of these prophesied last days true Catholics must avoid, not only the counterfeit Catholicism of the "left" (the new religion of Vatican II) but also the equally counterfeit Catholicism of the "right," represented by those who believe the current situation in the Church gives them carte blanche to become, by hook or by crook, priests and bishops -- in defiance, not only of Church law, but even immutable divine law, which neither "epikeia," a "state of emergency," or "supplied jurisdiction" can successfully dispense the would-be priest or bishop from.
Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the Doctors of the Church, and the Magisterium all consistently teach that the Church's clergy must always and necessarily possess a divine mission and authorization in order to legitimate, validate, and make salvifically efficacious their priestly activities.
Since the clergy of such unauthorized groups as the SSPX, SSPV, CMRI et al, lack such a mission, these men are therefore NOT priests of the Christ's one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church, but merely the priests of various man-made traditionalist sects. As such, they are off-limits to true Catholics, upon peril of our eternal salvation. Our most controversial CD ever!
Why Catholics Must Pray FOR, But May Not Pray WITH, Non-Catholics (single CD, $10.95)
Explains a vital distinction that is all too often ignored in the confused climate caused by contemporary ecumenism. There are two distinct teachings of classic Catholicism:
1) First, Catholics must demonstrate courtesy, kindness, and supernatural charity toward all non-Catholics, especially our non-Catholic loved ones, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc. This includes praying for them to discover the joys of the Catholic Faith and to embrace that Faith, since it is a defined dogma of that Faith (though politically incorrect in today's indifferentist atmosphere) that outside the Catholic Faith and outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation. This dogma ("extra ecclesiam nulla salus") is explained and defended in the first half of this CD.
2) Secondly, for this very reason, Catholics MAY not and MUST not pray with non-Catholics, lest they give them the false impression that they are already in the same Church. According to the teaching of Sacred Scripture and the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, only those in the same spiritual family, the same supernatural society, can participate in the spiritual communion of prayer. To abstain from such intercommunion until we are both aboard the same Ark is therefore an expression of profoundest love for non-Catholics, and to mislead non-Catholics by praying with them is in fact not a loving but a most unloving act which undermines our efforts for their eventual salvation.
Several examples of obedience to this doctrine are given from the early Church and also from the lives of the Catholic recusants and martyrs during the English "Reformation." Hear how Pope Clement VIII confirmed to Cardinal Allen that such joint prayer between Catholics and non-Catholics is a mortal sin against the virtue of Faith and against the First Commandment and is absolutely forbidden by immutable divine law, which even a pope cannot modify.
As a bonus, the CD also explains how this provides yet another incontestable proof that the Vatican II "church," which encourages such interfaith prayer, cannot possibly be the true Catholic Church, since Christ's true Spouse can never officially promote a mortally sinful action. This CD is powerful and controversial!
If you donated $100 or more to Biblical Foundations International during 2013, then I already mailed you free copies of these two CDs along with the handwritten Christmas card I mailed out to each of my donors. (That's one of the "perks" our donors enjoy: they get copies of our newly produced CDs before they become available to the general public.) If you're one of those donors, however, you may wish to purchase an additional copy or copies to circulate among your loved ones or friends.
If you did NOT donate $100 or more last year, you can now order these CDs from our online store.
If you're already on my website, just click the link in the upper right hand area of this webpage to go to our online store. If you're reading this offline, then just go to www.gerrymatatics.org/shop and place your order.
Best wishes for a glorious continuing Christmastide (this 40-day liturgical season only began on December 25 and doesn't end until February 2, the Feast of the Purification) and a grace-filled New Year.