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February 24th, 2017

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"With the exception of formal hatred against God, which constitutes the  deadliest of all sins and of which the creature is rarely culpable -- unless he  be in Hell -- the gravest of all sins are those against faith. The reason is evident. Faith is the foundation of the supernatural order, and sin is sin insofar as it attacks this supernatural order at one or another point; hence that is the greatest sin which attacks this order at its very foundations...  Hence, heretical doctrines -- and works inspired by them -- constitute the greatest of all sins, with the exception of formal hatred of God, of which only the demons in Hell and the damned are capable. Liberalism, then, which is heresy, and all the works of Liberalisn, which are heretical works, are the  gravest sins known in the code of the Christian law."
 
(Fr. Felix Sarda y Salvany, Liberalism is a Sin, Rockford IL: TAN,  p. 19; emphasis in the original. This work, at the time of its  publication in 1899, was given the highest praise and endorsement by the Holy  Office.)
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OLRosary

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

Important Announcement

SUNDAY ADDENDUM:

 

So much work piled up during my trip to Ohio, I'm still frantically catching up on study, (much-needed) sleep, and spending important time with my family, who (astonishingly) actually seemed to miss me during the three days I was gone this week. (Tuesdays and Thursdays are the only nights I don't broadcast, and my family didn't have me either night last week: Tuesday because I was doing laundry and gathering stuff to pack for the trip -- all night, in fact -- and Thursday because I was in Ohio Wednesday through Friday.)

 

I will therefore NOT be broadcasting the next installment of our study of St. Mark's Gospel tonight. Thanks for your understanding and support. I'll "see" you all tomorrow evening (8:30 pm Eastern) for our regularly scheduled Monday evening discussion of the past week's readings in Dom Guéranger's The Liturgical Year.

 

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Dear Friends:

 

As viewers of my Facebook Live broadcasts know, I had to drive to southwest Ohio this week to speak and lead the prayers, over two days, both at my friend's memorial service as well as the next day at his burial, and then of course drive back home.

 

As a result, my three day absence has put me seriously and unavoidably behind in both sleep and study. (In fact my 5 am departure Wednesday for the eight-hour drive was preceded by my having to stay up the entire previous night catching up on necessary work and completing preparations for the trip, and I arrived at my destination that Wednesday afternoon not having slept since Monday.)

 

In short, I have been running on empty for an entire week now, and the possibility that I already previously mentioned in Monday's broadcast and again in yesterday's (Friday's) broadcast has become a reality: I regretfully will not be able to do my regularly scheduled Saturday night broadcast on Genesis tonight (February 11) and will sadly have to postpone it (hopefully not an entire week).

 

I'm currently cramming for tomorrow night's (Sunday, February 12) broadcast continuing our discussion on the Gospel of St. Mark, chapter 1, praying that it will not need to be postponed as well. Thanks for your understanding, and I appreciate your prayers and patience.

 

And, in your charity, please continue to keep my deceased friend Duane and his surviving loved ones in your daily prayers as well. Many thanks!

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Date Added: Saturday, February 11 2017


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

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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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"I have read many of your articles, and as far as I am concerned, you are top shelf. You would be surprised at the hundreds of thousands that think the same as you. Please hold your head up high and stick to what you believe. Our Lord will not leave you an orphan, as He stated. You have many friends: just ask them."

An old lady that loves the True Faith,

J.M., Hastings NY

Pictures from Gerry's Recent Travels
LaSalette

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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