New CD: "What Do Recusant Catholics Do on Sunday?"
Last week I had a doctrinally disappointing debate against an SSPX priest. (I'll tell you all about it in a lengthy "Open Letter and Challenge to the Society of St. Pius X" I'll post here on my website next week.)
At the debate I offered for sale, for the first time anywhere, a brand-new CD entitled "What Do Recusant Catholics Do on Sunday?" It's the very first in a new line of CDs we're beginning to release entitled Recusant Recordings™.
Recusant Catholics of the late 20th and 21st century, like their forefathers in the Faith during the 16th century English "Reformation," refuse to attend the unCatholic (and of doubtful validity, to boot) "New Mass" offered at their local parish. (Yes, even though the invalidating words of consecration -- "for all" -- have finally been "corrected" after over 40 years of stonewalling. Many problems still remain, as my "Counterfeit Catholicism" 6-CD set points out.)
But an increasing number of us have also come to see that the teaching of Holy Mother Church equally prevents us from patronizing the unauthorized chapels served by the illicitly (and in many cases invalidly) ordained "traditionalist" clergy of the SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, et al. (More on why that is in next week's article.)
But if both of these not-what-they-seem avenues are closed off to our Catholic consciences, what can we do to fulfill our obligation to offer Almighty God acceptable worship on Sundays and holy days of obligation (if not every day, as good Catholics should)?
Fortunately, Holy Mother Church -- long before the current crisis -- made provision for our situation. This new CD draws upon the resources of the Church's past and provides practical, step-by-step guidance for how Catholic families can "spiritually attend Mass" at home when there is no valid and licit Mass to attend --- as faithful Catholics have had to do during such previous periods as the Arian crisis of the 4th century, the Protestant Reformation, the banishment of Catholic clergy from Japan from the 17th to the mid-19th century, the utter absence of priests from frontier lands, etc.
This new, 75-minute CD, in a sturdy vinyl "DVD case" with full-color artwork (the famous painting of the English martyrs), is only $9.95, and can be purchased from our fully-secure online store (www.gerrymatatics.org/shop) using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or PayPal.
If any of you still prefer not to purchase things online, you can send a $12.95 check or money order ($9.95 for the CD plus $3 for First Class shipping), payable to "Biblical Foundations International," to: BFI, PO Box 569, Dunmore PA 18512.
Would you like the CD for free? Just order (either from our online store, or by mail) a copy of The Church's Year, the classic pre-Vatican II liturgical manual & catechism that I discuss on the CD and that I recommend every Catholic family use for family worship (as we have for years at the Matatics household), and I'll include a FREE copy of the new CD.
This important, 800-page hardcover book (one of a half-dozen essential reference works EVERY Catholic family should own) sells for only $37.95. If you order the book from our online store, there's no need to select the CD; I'll include a free copy automatically with each copy of Fr. Goffine's book that you order. (If you order the book by mail, please include $5 for Priority Mail or $3 for Media Mail shipping.)
Make sure you get your copy of this new CD, "What Do Recusant Catholics Do on Sunday?" (and Fr. Goffine's book, if you don't already have it) right away, before Holy Week begins!
(NOTE: If you are one of those who donated $100 last year specifically to help fund development of my next 7 CDs in order to receive those CDs as they are produced, you need do nothing to obtain this new CD; it will be shipped to you automatically during the next few days.)
I pray that the triune God has been granting you and your loved ones a spiritually enlightening and fruitful Lent, and that you all experience a deeply contemplative and life-changing Holy Week and a glorious Easter.
Yours in Christ our Suffering Savior and Mary our Sorrowful Mother,