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"The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters."

(St. Nicholas of Flue, 15th century, cited in Catholic Prophecy, edited by Yves Dupont, p. 30)


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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

Special 6-hour Q & A with Gerry Matatics: Buffalo NY area, Oct 24


Dear Friends:


I'm writing in haste to invite you to a special, one-time event that is taking place in the greater Buffalo NY area next Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 12 noon to 6 pm. I’m sorry that I could not give you more notice but the event was only finally put together late last night.


Friends who live in Lockport, New York (30 minutes north of Buffalo) have asked me to drive the 9 hours round-trip from my home in Scranton PA to their home next Saturday to make myself available to answer questions from a gathering of their family, friends, and any other interested persons, from 12 noon to 6 pm.


The question and answer session will be wide-open, dealing with any and all questions people might have for me as a professional Catholic apologist, theologian, and Scripture scholar.


They can be questions on apologetics, such as:


1. How can we know, and prove, that there is a God?

2. How can we prove that Christianity — as opposed to, say, Talmudic Judaism or Islam — is the one true theistic religion?

3. How can we prove that Catholicism is the one true, authentic form of the Christian religion?


They can be questions on Catholic doctrine, such as what we should believe about baptism of blood and desire, or about the End Times.


They can be questions on Scripture, discussing any book or passage in the Bible.


They can be questions on Church history, discussing any significant event or person about which you might be curious.


They can be questions on the current crisis in Catholicism, such as, “What should we think of the Second Vatican Council and its reforms, such as the New Mass? What should we think of the pontificates of John XXIII through Francis? What should we think of traditionalist resistance groups such as the SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, etc? With whom should a faithful Catholic be aligned in our day?”


They can be questions on canon law and other fields of Catholic thought.

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Date Added: Saturday, October 17 2015

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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"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

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