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October 14th, 2019

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"The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and preaches that all  those who are outside the Catholic Church -- not only pagans but also Jews or  heretics and schismatics -- cannot share in eternal luife, and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives; [the Holy Roman Church  firmly believes, professes, and preaches] that the unity of this ecclesiastical  body is of such importance that only those who abide in it do the Church's  sacraments contribute to salvation and do fasts, almsgivings and other works of  piety and practices of the Christian militia productive of eternal rewards; and  [the Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and preaches] that  nobody can be saved, no matter how much he has given away in alms and even if he  has shed blood in the name of Christ, unless he has persevered in the bosom and  unity of the Catholic Church."
(Ex cathedra solemn definition of Pope Eugene IV, Council of  Florence (17th Ecumenical Council), Bull "Cantate Domino," 1441; Denzinger 714)

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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

New broadcast series on Jonah starts Monday, Oct 7, 9 pm ET

Dear Friends:

As promised in last week's Facebook Live broadcast (Monday, Sept 30, Feast of St. Jerome, patron saint of Biblical studies), I will be launching a new series of weekly Facebook Live broadcasts on the short (four chapters) Old Testament book of Jonah starting Monday, October 7, at 9 pm ET, and continuing each Monday evening at that same time (God willing).

The two weekly series I had started long ago -- the Old Testament one on Genesis, and the New Testament one on the Gospel of St. Mark -- which had to be interrupted due to my wife's illness with Stage 4 cancer, culminating in her death earlier this year (March 24, Feast of St. Gabriel the Archangel) -- will resume next month (November), after the 4-part series on Jonah concludes. Each one will be on a different weeknight, one of them probably on Fridays and one on Sunday evenings.

Other weekly series that I've been hard at work crafting for about a year now -- on apologetics ("Riding the Train of Truth All the Way to the End of the Line"), church history, philosophy, and theology -- will debut in a staggered fashion on different evenings of the week over the fall months.

Please allow me to remind you that you do NOT need to have a Facebook account to watch any of these broadcast series. If you are reading these words, you obviously have either a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer (desktop or laptop) and Internet access (even if you're only using a family member's or friend's, or one at the local library). Simply aim your device's web browser at, and you'll be taken to the page (Biblical Foundations Institute) where many of my Bible study broadcasts appear.

Allow me also to remind you that while these broadcasts are absolutely free to you, the viewer, they do take me many, many hours each week to research and prepare, and this is not possible without your generous support.

As always, you can send donations by either a) PayPal (using the "Make a Donation" button on this website), or b) calling me at (570) 969-1724 and using MasterCard or Visa, or c) mailing a check or money order to me at: Gerry Matatics, 900 Sunset St, Scranton PA 18509.

Many thanks for your thoughtful and indispensable support, without which I cannot continue the vital work of this full-time apostolate. May Almighty God richly reward you!

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Date Added: Sunday, October 6 2019

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

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"I congratulate you on the stand you took against the post Vatican II changes (especially the Mass) and applaud your willingness to accept the inevitable negative consequences of such a stand. God will surely reward your sacrifice abundantly ... Our [men's group] would love for you to come and give another talk at our church if your schedule permits. We are well aware of the financial cross you and your family suffer as a result of yor siding with Truth and are willing to cover whatever fee you deem necessary. Thank you and God bless you."

G.S., Denver CO

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