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The Hard Truth



Dear Friends:


My neck is still painfully injured from my wiping out on an icy sidewalk in Dunmore the day before my departure on the trip Monday last week, and consequently I slept very poorly last night, being awakened by the pain every couple of hours.


Dear Friends:


As I mentioned several times in my Facebook Live broadcasts last week, I am currently out of the country from Tuesday, February 6 through Monday, February 12.



Dear Friends: 


I already stated the following in last night’s Psalms broadcast, but am posting it here in written form for the benefit of any who don’t watch that Psalms series (or who do but may simply not have watched it last night), but only view the Saturday broadcasts on Dom Guéranger’s The Liturgical Year.

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Date Added: Saturday, January 13, 2018



Dear Friends:


I reserve the right to, from time to time, pre-empt my “regularly scheduled broadcasting” on my Facebook public figure page to bring you a special broadcast event, just to keep things interesting and exciting.



Dear Friends:


I had promised, on one of the final days of 2017, that starting in 2018 I’d post a weekly memo here each Sunday informing you of current projects. Today being the first Sunday of 2018, here is that memo.


Dear Friends:


Our very warmest wishes to everyone — but especially our deeply-appreciated donors (without whom this apostolate, Biblical Foundations International, couldn’t continue to proclaim, explain, and defend the classic Catholic Faith throughout the world), customers, friends, interested parties, and all people of good will (Luke 2:14) — for a... Read more

Date Added: Monday, December 25, 2017

My Free Advent/Christmas Gift to You -- and more!

Happy Feast Day … New CDs … New weekly bulletins from me … Facebook Live Videos resume on Sat, Dec 9 … Free Advent/Christmas gift for you: one free hour lesson (or TWO!) on any topic you like!


Dear Friends:


Dear Friends:


With mere minutes left before my intended 9 pm broadcast tonight on “The Kingship of Christ and the Problem of Protestantism,”  I am unfortunately still busy helping my oldest son an... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Feast Day of Christ the King!


Dear Friends,


This apostolate, Biblical Foundations International, has many patron saints: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas; St. Jerome, patron of Biblical studies; St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic philosophers and of Catholic education; St. Robert Bellarmine, patron of polemics a... Read more

Date Added: Monday, October 30, 2017

To honor Our Lady of Fatima: two free CDs!


Dear Friends:

In honor of Our Lady of Fatima, and today’s 100th anniversary of her final apparition to the three seers on October 13, 1917, I am offering a free... Read more

Date Added: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Free Bible courses: offer expires Sunday midnight!


Dear Friends:


This Saturday, September 30, is the feast of St. Jerome, patron of Biblical studies and chief patron saint of this lay apostolate, Biblical Foundations International.



Dear Friends:


Happy Feast Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary!


Dear Friends:


Happy Feast Day of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! (It’s also the birthday of one of my lovely daughters.)


Unfortunately my severe throat infection has now morphed into a phase where I can only speak in a scratchy, semi-laryngitis wheezy whisper, which would be as painful for you to listen to as it would be for me to engage in for an hour! The F... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Feast Day of the Assumption!

Happy Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary!


I had hoped (much against my better judgment; I’ll explain in my next post what I mean by this) to finally resume my free Facebook Live broadcasts this evening with a special broadcast discussing Our Lady’s Assumption and its practical value in our daily lives (much as I had done a broadcast on December 8 on the dogma of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception).


Dear Friends:

A blessed Trinity Sunday to you all! I know most Catholics would understandably pick Christmas, Easter, or perhaps some other feast as their favorite day on the liturgical calendar, but today is MY favorite feast day, for a very important reason I’ll share in my next post and my next Facebook Live broadcast. I&rsq... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Welcome, Philomena Rita Marie Matatics!

I'm delighted to announce that our first grandchild, Philomena Rita Marie Matatics, was born at 9:20 pm tonight (Thursday, June 8). She and her proud parents, our son and daughter-in-law, are all doing great, thanks be to God.

We appreciate very much your prayers. Thanks, and God bless!


Dear Friends:

On this Memorial Day Weekend, let’s also not forget the “veterans” of the spiritual warfare that constantly (though often invisibly) swirls around us, and has been doing so since the fall of Lucifer from heaven and his successful sabotage of the human race by infecting us with... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Guéranger on hold; Rosary broadcasts resume

I've been mulling over what to do about the Wednesday night (9 pm Eastern) Facebook Live broadcasts (with simultaneous Skype sessions) on Dom Guéranger’s “The Liturgical Year” while the person who originally asked me to do that series, and for whose benefit the series is primarily done, is in France for the new two Wednesdays.

As th... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the loving, self-sacrificing, hard-working mothers in our lives -- and throughout the world. None of us would be here if it weren't for you, and we appreciate you more than words can express.

Above all, may we honor the woman who in humility and obedience to God was willing to embrace the calling to be the Mother of God Incarnate Himself: Mary of Nazareth. To accept that calling was to accept a cross of unimaginable sacrifice and sorrow, and that in turn yielded a crown of unimaginable glory and joy.

Yours in Christ our Risen King and Mary our matchless Queen Mother,

Gerry Matatics 

Date Added: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Change in Facebook Live broadcast schedule

If you watched this past Wednesday’s Facebook Live broadcast on Dom Guéranger’s “Liturgical Year” you’ll know we planned to have an “overflow” broadcast tonight (Sat, Apr 22). Sadly, that broadcast must now be postponed, for reasons I will explain in a lengthier and extremely important post I’ll put up here later this weekend.


Our discussion of “The Liturg... Read more

Date Added: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Blessed Easter!

A Happy, Blessed, and Grace-infusing Easter to all! May the Risen Christ empower us to experience His victory in every area of our lives!

Because I'm still frantically working on my income taxes (due this Tuesday, the 18th), I am postponing tomorrow night's usual Monday night Facebook Live broadcast on Dom Guéranger's "The Liturgical Year" until our next regularly-scheduled broadcast evening, which is this Wednesday (April 19th) at 8:30 pm. See you then! 

Yours in Christ our Risen King,

Gerry Matatics 

Date Added: Sunday, April 16, 2017



What? No Facebook Live broadcast tonight (Fri, March 17)?


When Winter Storm Stella, which began Monday night (now I finally understand why Marlon Brando’s character, Stanley Kowalski — with hands painfully pressed against his temples — repeatedly screamed “Stella!” in “A Streetcar Named Desire”), was at its height on Tuesday, nobody (at least where I live) wa... Read more

Date Added: Friday, March 17, 2017

Snowmaggedon causes cancelation

As those who live in the northeast USA (or follow the news) already know, we're in the midst of a non-stop blizzard that started late Monday night, depositing more than an inch of snow every hour. The storm has already thus dumped several feet of snow here in Scranton, and it's still coming down.

The governor of PA has declared a state of emergency, and for two days so far we've had schools, banks, even post offices closed with no mail delivery, people told to stay off the roads (many of which aren't plowed anyway), etc.

I just spent over two hours shoveling the unwanted effects of global warming in the vain attempt to exhume my minivan from having been completely buried in snow, and it's already being covered up again. The wind chill factor is below zero and the temperatures won't get above freezing until Fri... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Apology for Friday's technical difficulties; Rosary series re-launches Sunday, Mar 12, 8:30 pm Eastern

Please accept my apologies for the technical difficulties we experienced last night (Fri, Mar 10) during the 8:30 pm broadcast of my first talk in the series on “The Biblical Foundations of the Rosary.”
Up until this week I had been doing my Facebook Live broadcasts from my bedroom, which is only one room away from the second floor hallway where our WiFi router is located.

Dear Friends:


As I mentioned in my post of this past Monday, March 6, my series of broadcasts on the first five mysteries of the rosary begins TONIGHT, March 10, at 8:30 pm Eastern, and continues on Saturday, March 11; Sunday, March 12; Wednesday, March 15; and Friday, March 17 — all at 8:30 pm. 


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Date Added: Friday, March 10, 2017

Gueranger TONIGHT, special broadcast WEDNESDAY

Dear Friends:


I frequently ask for feedback and suggestions from my Facebook Live broadcast viewers, and am always glad when I receive some.


Those who look forward to my Monday night broadcasts (8:30 pm Eastern, as are all my broadcasts on all other nights) on the readings in Dom Guéranger’s The Liturgical Year for the prec... Read more

Date Added: Monday, March 06, 2017

Changes to Broadcast Schedule & Content

1. The special Facebook Live broadcast I had previously announced would occur tonight (Sat, Mar 4) at 8:30 pm has been re-scheduled for Monday, March 6, 8:30 pm. This is an extremely vital, urgent, and time-sensitive topic — impacting many people’s personal lives, families, and the culture at large — that I’ve been asked to address, which will require an additional amount of preparation over the weekend.


2. There will therefore be NO Facebook Live broadcast tonight or tomorrow night (Sun, Mar 5)Read more

Date Added: Saturday, March 04, 2017

New series on the Rosary to start Monday, March 6

Tonight (Fri, Mar 3) at 8:30 pm Eastern on my public figure Facebook page we'll continue our broadcasts discussing atheism. The special series of Facebook Live broadcasts on the rosary (on a new but yet-to-be-created dedicated Facebook page) will not start until this coming Monday, March 6.
Date Added: Friday, March 03, 2017

Important Announcement



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.)

Dear Friends:

To keep my Gerry Matatics public figure Facebook page from being cluttered any further with a disorganized jumble of videos of several different lecture series (over 50 Facebook Live broadcasts so far!), I'm setting up some "sister" Facebook pages, each dedicated to a specific video series: one for the Monday night lecture series on "The Liturgical Year," one for the Wednesday night series on "Christian Social Principles," and one for the Friday night series on "Catholic Dogmatic Theology." The videos currently residing on my Gerry Matatics Facebook page ... Read more

Date Added: Saturday, February 04, 2017

Important update on three new FREE online courses: Old Testament, New Testament, and Dogmatic Theology


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Since posting the original version letter below eight days ago (Jan 13), I've had to make one slight and temporary but necessary modification to the January schedule. As I mentioned in my Facebook Live broadcast this past Wednesday, this evening's 8:30 pm Eastern time broadcast (Sat, Jan 21) will NOT be the debut of the Old Testament class, but instead will be part two of this week's broadcast on Dom Guéranger's The Liturgical Year, in an attempt to get caught up before next Monday's (Jan 24) regularly scheduled weekly Guéranger broadcast. The Old Testament class will debu... Read more

Date Added: Friday, January 13, 2017

URGENT: Tonight's broadcast re-scheduled

Dear Friends:

If you watched my Facebook Live broadcast yesterday evening of session 6 of our series on Dom Guéranger’s Liturgical Year, you know that I said at the end of it that we would have a follow-up broadcast tonight (Tues, Jan 3, 8:30 pm Eastern) to attempt to catch up by discussing the readings from Christmas Day to the Feast of the Circumcision (Jan 1).

Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, my wife — not knowing I was going to sponta... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Christmas Greetings & Upcoming Broadcast Reschedulings

Dear Friends:

A Blessed Christmastide to you all! May we never lose our sense of wonder and awe at the staggering self-humiliation of our God, that the Infinite would stoop to become an Infant ... the Omnipotent a helpless baby ... the Creator a creature ... in order to become our Kinsman-Redeemer, so that He could suffer and die to bring us the salvation that we could never achieve on our own (Hebrews 2:... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, December 25, 2016

Upcoming Broadcast Reschedulings

1. Due to many urgent tasks that must be completed today and this evening, I regretfully will NOT be able to broadcast on Facebook Live this evening (Tues, Dec 20) Part 2 of my presentation on "Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Fate of America." Instead, I am pushing that ahead one week to the following Tuesday, Dec 27, at 8:30 pm Eastern.

2. As for my ongoing series Wednesday and Saturday nights on "Christian Social Principles," I will be broadcasting, at its regularly scheduled date & time of tomorrow evening (Wed, Dec 21) at 8:30 pm Eastern, the next session (lecture 7). However, I will NOT broadcast the following session (lecture 8) on what would normally be its regularly scheduled date of Saturday, since ... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Our Lady of Guadalupe & America's Fate" & other upcoming video talks, plus 3 limited-time offers

Dear Friends:


I was humbled and gratified by the kind compliments I received on the last-minute live video broadcast I spontaneously decided to do two days ago on the Feast of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception (December 8) and delivered ad lib via Facebook Live on my public figure Facebook page.


From now on the schedule for the weekly Skype class on Dom Guéranger's The Liturgical Year and the semiweekly (i.e., twice a week) Facebook Live class on Sr. Mary Consilia O'Brien's book Christian Social Principles will be as follows:

1) Every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 8:30 pm Eastern Time, please go to my "public f... Read more

Date Added: Friday, December 02, 2016

FREE new CD offer extended until midnight THURSDAY

Dear Friends:

As you know, Monday was Cyber Monday -- the online equivalent of last Friday's "Black Friday" sale day at stores.

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Date Added: Monday, November 28, 2016

"Christian Social Principles" reading group tonight, now on Facebook Live!

Dear Friends:

After much deliberation, consultation, and prayer, I have decided to use a different technological medium to communicate the contents — and my commentary thereupon — of the Christian Social Principles book by Sister Mary Consilia O’Brien.
(By the way, a couple of my students have scanned the entire 640-page book into a free PDF that you can download here (just click on the link):

Dear Friends:

As readers of this website know, two Sundays ago I started a Sunday evening discussion group via Skype, the free videoconferencing software, to systematically read through and discuss the practical implications, for our critical moment in political history, of the wonderful book Christian Social Principles by Sister Mary Consilia O'Brien, OP, Ph.D.

I am currently making a major change to that group's structure and the media we're using, in order to accommodate the rapidly growing numbers of those who wish to benefit from this material, so that we can reach hundreds and perhaps thousands with the Church's classic teaching — much misunderstood   

Dear Friends:

Join us tonight (Sunday night, Nov 20) at 8:15 pm Eastern Time as we begin in earnest a FREE online discussion group that will be reading through the magnificently instructive 640-page book Christian Social Principles by Sister Mary Consili... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, November 13, 2016

What to Do on Election Day

Dear Friend:
I'm grateful to everyone who responded to my October 26 post and decided to help me produce the CD I produced last week entitled “Submitting to the Social Kingship of Christ: The Radical Surgery That Alone Can Save America.” Each of those kind supporters has hopefully received his or her copy of the CD by now. (A few actually paid for ten copies, to distribute to family and friends!)<... Read more

Date Added: Monday, November 07, 2016

Submitting to the Social Kingship of Christ: The Radical Surgery That Alone Can Save America

Dear Friends:

Greetings on this solemn feast day of All Souls. What follows is a revised, updated version of the letter that I originally posted here exactly a week ago, on October 26.


B... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get Smart! FREE Lessons!


UPDATE: Since none of the dozen or so students who've already signed up for one or more of the classes listed below elected to start in August (they each chose to begin only after Labor Day weekend), I’ve decided to extend the deadline until the end of this month (that’s midnight Eastern Time of this Wednesday, August 31) for people to receive as many FREE lessons as they wish. See the letter below for details.


Date Added: Sunday, March 27, 2016

Just A Reminder


Dear Friends:


Just a reminder that tonight (Friday, March 4, 7:30 pm) I speak in the Houston area on the topic "Three-Dimensional Catholicism: How to Biblically Build a Well-Rounded Faith During These End Times."


The talk is being given at the Courtyard by Marriott, 12655 Southwest Freeway, Stafford TX 77477. (Stafford is ... Read more

Date Added: Friday, March 04, 2016

Lent, Learning to Be Holy, and the Lone Star State


Dear Friends:


In two days, on Ash Wednesday, Lent 2016 will begin. With it comes an opportunity to renew our resolve to become saints (by God’s grace), worthy representatives — indeed, ambassadors of sorts — here on earth of our heavenly King, Our Lord Jesus Christ. I have a couple of suggestions.


As I mentio... Read more

Date Added: Monday, February 08, 2016

What's REALLY in Jeopardy (not on a game show but in reality)

25 Years of Biblical Foundations International:
What We’ve Accomplished, and Why We're Needed Now More Than Ever; plus, “Houston, We Have A Problem": Gerry Matatics is comin’ to town March 2-5.

Dear Friends:

Happy Candlemas Day (aka the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary) on this, the final day of Christmastide, with an early Lent only eight days away. (The 17-day “mini-Lent” Septuagesima season thus overlapped Christmastide this year for ten days.)
Speaking of the imminence of Lent, a TV star recently raved to me — only two days ago — about the t... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Watch Gerry Matatics compete on Jeopardy Jan 26

Dear Friends:

As always, things have been insanely busy here for several weeks now without letup or a chance for me to catch my breath.
Ever since I finally finished mailing out the last of my Christmas cards a couple of days ago I’ve been busy writing a lengthy article to post here on my website commemorating this month’s 25th anniversary of my apologetics/theology/Biblical studies apostolate, Biblical Foundations International (founded January 1981). The article surveys all that we’ve accomplished over the past quarter cent... Read more

Date Added: Thursday, January 21, 2016


(Updated January 11, 2016)


Please forgive me for not having yet posted here the "important announcement" I'd hoped would appear here a few days ago.


As my donors know, each year I send out a handwritten Christmas card and letter to anyone who sends me any donation, large or small, monthly or one-time. Because of my week-long fundraising ... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, December 27, 2015

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 YorkRead more

Date Added: Saturday, October 17, 2015

HOME (BUT NOT ALONE): why the forced cancellation of both my August 51-21 lecture tour & September debate on “unauthorized shepherds” leaves me undaunted


PLEASE read, at the end of my letter below (originally posted August 15), an important addendum added today (August 29), consisting of some clarifications sent me today by Jim Condit, Jr.


ALSO, though I just learned an hour ago (11 am, Saturday, Aug 29) of three more cancelations, I am going forward with tomorrow's talk in Syracuse (mentioned in the following addendum originally posted August 18), as I've already signed the hotel's contract for the meetin... Read more

Date Added: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Gerry speaks on "The End of America"


Dear Friends:

The last twelve months have truly been one of the most excruciatingly difficult periods of my life, for reasons I will more fully explain in subsequent posts. (I had originally intended to elaborate on them in this post, and entitle it "You Tell the Truth, You Pay the Price," but this post is already too lengthy as it is.)
For now, those reasons for my twelve-month tribulation can be briefly summarized as a record-breaki... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gerry speaks in New England, June 30-July 6


URGENT CANCELLATION NOTICE: As I warned in the June 16 post that appears below, any locale with insufficient numbers of pre-registrants to make giving the talk there financially viable will unfortunately have to be postponed (to be possibly rescheduled at a later date).


As of this writing, the four talks in Warwick, Rhode Island (Providence area), Norwood, Massachusetts (Boston area), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Auburn, Maine have regrettably been forced to be canceled for this ... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Biblical Teaching on End-Times Infiltration of the Church

Dear Friends:

Sensible people are rightly skeptical of extreme and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories. But Trojan Horse tactics, coups d’état, hostile takeovers, and revolutions are as old as human history. So what should an intelligent, informed person responsibly believe on this subject when it relates to current goings-on in Catholicism? 

Please forgive me, all you who have called, written, or perhaps donated since Christmas, if you have not yet received a reply from me.

I have been inundated with an unusually overwhelming amount of emails, letters, and phone calls, including many urgent requests for help during the past three months.


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Date Added: Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter

Christ is risen! Hallelujah!

Biblical Foundations International would like to wish all our donors, customers, friends and supporters a Happy and Blessed Easter.

Please look for a new, much lengthier post from me that will replace this one in the next day or two. In it I will bring you up to date about all that we've accomplished during the past three months, as well as about upcoming lecture tours and new talks (beginning next month in Virginia and Maryland, this summer in California and New England, this fall throughout the midwest, and more), new CD sets, our new Internet radio show and new website, etc.

May Almighty God bless you and all your loved ones, both living and deceased.

In Christ our risen King and Mary His rejoicing Mother,

Gerry Matatics 

Date Added: Sunday, April 05, 2015

Merry Christmas

Biblical Foundations International would like to wish all our donors, customers, friends, and supporters a glorious Christmastide and a grace-filled New Year.

May the triumph of His first coming make us work and pray for the even greater triumph of His Second Coming (Mt 6:10; Apoc 22:20). Nothing less than that is our blessed hope, Biblically speaking (Titus 2:13), which will bring the triumph of His Mother's Immaculate Heart.

May Almighty God grant you and all your loved ones all the graces necessary to know and do His will in these days of diabolical deception (1 Tim 4:1). God bless you, now and always!   

In Christ our Newborn King and Mary His Queen Mother,

Gerry Matatics 

Date Added: Friday, December 26, 2014

Last chance for FREE Christmas shipping!

Dear Friends:

Some people associate Christmas with giving and receiving such gifts as sweaters, scarves, and other articles of clothing; jewelry; gift cards to one's favorite restaurants or stores; big screen TVs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs, smartphones or tablets, computers, video games, or other electronic goodies; food baskets of exotic meats, cheeses, cookies, or chocolates; vacations to ski resorts, warm beaches, or big-name theme parks.

Not that there's anything wrong per se with any of these things. But is there anything more important to give to those we care about at this holy season of the Incarnation than the gift of Catholic truth?Read more

Date Added: Saturday, December 20, 2014

New CDs arrive in store; what the future holds


Dear Friends,

I thought I was insanely busy during July. But August is proving to be twice as jam-packed and challenging!

Dear Friends:

I envy those for whom summer represents a slight slackening of their workload, or perhaps even the chance to take a tiny vacation.
My summers are always the busiest time of my year (and that's saying a lot!). One measure of just how incredibly busy I've been is the fact that, until today, I haven't even had a spare minute to update my website since May 16 -- two months ago today!
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Date Added: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mary's Month & the Deep Mysteries of the Rosary

Dear Friends:

Catholics all over the world daily turn to God in prayer for various needs, large and small.

They may need help in overcoming some chronic and tenacious sin or addiction.

They may be struggling with doubts about their Faith, or feel angry with God about the current crisis.

They may be unemployed, or need to change their job, or relocate to another part of the country.

They may struggle with debt or other financial difficulties.

They may have serious health problems, or marital discord they wish to heal, family or friends they wish to see embrace the Faith or children who have drifted from the... Read more

Date Added: Friday, May 16, 2014

Deadline on free CDs offer extended one week to Saturday, May 10

The following letter is a revised version of the letter posted here last week (April 30), now updating and extending this special one-time offer's deadline to Saturday, May 10.  

Dear Friends:

Last month I returned from an 11-day lecture tour of California and Arizona. A CD recording of that talk, "As It Was in the Days of Noah: The Startling Parallels between the Cultural Collapse Preceding the Primeval Flood and Our Own Turbulent Times -- And What to Do About It," is forthcoming.

Other soon-to-be-released new CDs will include:

"Dark Day of Double Deception (The Lowest of Low Sundays)Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gerry speaks March 29 - April 5 in CA & AZ after 8-year absence

PLEASE NOTE REVISED ITINERARY: April 2 talk in Milpitas CA (San Jose area) regrettably CANCELLED due to only 4 pre-registrations!  


Dear Friends:


Yesterday (Friday, March 28), I left my home in Scranton, Pennsylvania and flew to Los Angeles to begin a one-last-time lecture tour of California and Arizona.


Dear Friends:

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 "... Read more

Date Added: Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas Greetings & Exciting News

Dear Friends:

Once again we find ourselves in this glorious sacred season when we who are by God’s unmerited grace Christians joyously celebrate the Incarnation of God made Man: the Infinite becoming infant, the Invisible visible, the Intangible tangible, the Immortal mortal and the Impassible passible so that He might suffer for our sins.

As the awesomeness of this Event enfolds... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Previously mentioned "MISSING INGREDIENT" featured in Gerry's NEW talk on "Francis, Agent of the New World Order" November 19-24

Dear Friends:

Earlier this year I mentioned my discovering, in my Lenten Bible reading, a fundamentally necessary but (up to now) inexplicably "missing ingredient" for the successful explanation and resolution of the current crisis in Catholicism -- an element which, to my knowledge, no traditional Catholic writer or speaker (myself included), of whatever "camp," seems to have incorporated before now in their analysis of the crisis.

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Date Added: Friday, November 08, 2013

Apology, announcement of Oct 26 Boston talk, plus new multimedia website launch

I wish to apologize profoundly, and most penitently, for the fact that this website has not been adequately updated over the past six months, let alone replaced by the new multimedia site (which will finally launch in a few days, thanks be to God).

These website doldrums have been due to an unremitting and unprecedented series of setbacks over the past several months, including difficulties and disasters of a personal, technical, and financial nature.
I'll give you one example of such a catastrophe: the complete collapse, like a row of dominos before my astonished eyes, of an entire room of dozens of board-and-brick bookshelves in my St. Jerome Study Center (which occupie... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Found: The Missing Ingredient in Explaining the Catholic Crisis

Christ is Risen! A Blessed Eastertide to you and yours. Due to circumstances beyond my control, the new essay I had hoped to post here on Easter Monday will be posted later this week (God willing). Thank you for your patience and understanding, and my apologies for the delay. 
Dear Friends:

This past Lent I've been consumed with conducting an intensive, meticulous study of Sacred Scripture's "meta-narrative" or spiritual "story arc" -- its "map," if you will, of where salvation history is heading.
In carefully re-reading and poring over the Biblical text as well as r... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Habemus papam? Guess again

(Note: although some of its content has been somewhat superseded by today's events, those of you who haven't already listened to it might still be interested to hear an 80-minute interview I did on March 2 entitled "The Next 'Pope': New Springtime for the Vatican II Church, or Nuclear Winter?" The audio recording of the interview can be heard at through the end of March; it will be replaced by a new recording in April discussing in detail the past and future career of the man elected today.)


Shortly before 8:30 pm (Rome time) this evening, a man dressed in white robes emerged onto the famous balcony of St.... Read more

Date Added: Thursday, March 14, 2013


Dear Friends:
Today Joseph Ratzinger (aka Benedict XVI) stunned the world by announcing to a consistory (convocation) of his College of Cardinals that he is resigning his "papacy" at the end of this month, rather than serving until his death as popes customarily do.
The End-Times Endgame Heats Up 
I believe this action -- and its aftermath, whichever way that goes (see below) -- will elevate the diabolical deception of these last days (2 Thessalonians 2) to the next level.
All that the clever counterfeit church spawned by the Second Vatican Council now needs to do, to convince even greater numbers of confuse... Read more

Date Added: Monday, February 11, 2013

Time for Me to Step Up to the Plate

Dear Friends:

While up to now a good and generous friend in California has been producing, duplicating, printing, and then shipping to us the CDs we offer here at Biblical Foundations International (BFI), recent events have led us to reluctantly conclude that the time has come for me to take over the recording and production of our CDs (both our existing titles as well as new titles), here "in house" (literally) in Scranton. (BFI's offices are located in the basement of my home.)

If I digitally record the talks myself, edit the recording, burn the master CD, and duplicate and print the CDs right here at home, this will take a load off my friend's shoulders while nevertheless maintaining a steady stream of new "Recusant Recordings for the 21st Century," which as you know are designed to... Read more

Date Added: Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Lady of Guadalupe & the Kingship of Christ (plus a FREE CD)

Dear Friend:


As you know, October 12 was the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas.


I urge you to learn all you can about the Virgin Mary's momentous apparitions and announcements that occurred, by the outworking in history of God's eternal plan, at that precise point in time (December 9-12, 1531, nearly half a millennium ago) and at that precise point in space (the exact epicenter of the Western Hemisphere's land masses).

 ... Read more

Date Added: Friday, December 14, 2012

Our Lady of Guadalupe & the Kingship of Christ (plus a FREE CD)

Date Added: Thursday, December 13, 2012

GOOD NEWS! "Victory through Virtue" 12-CD set now COMPLETELY recorded! Amazing offer limited to first 50 customers: Buy one (only $69.95), get a second one free!


Dear Friends:


Great news! As I had explained in a previous post to this website, my recent lecture tours through the Midwest (in October) and New England (in November) had forced me to temporarily set aside -- when I was halfway through it -- my work on our latest project, the 12-CD set entitled "Victory Through Virtue," based on the pre-Vatican II Redemptorist priest Fr. Donald F. Miller's classic, comprehensive (40 double-column pages!) Examination of Conscience for Adul... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Catholic reflection on the election results • Gerry speaks in Burlington VT November 11 • More SuperStorms for the SuperSins of "The World's Last Super Power" Headed Our Way?


One of the many ironies of American politics is that President Barak Obama's extremely narrow defeat of Mitt Romney's bid for the presidency last night might actually bring about the realization of the Mormon dream of taking over the United States government sooner rather than later.


I say that because those Americans who voted for Romney (giving him 49% of the popular vote, and only -- at this point in the counting -- about a million fewer votes than Obama received with his 50%) did so because they believed Romney's campaign promises that his and Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's economic policies could halt, or at least significantly slow down... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mitt, Mormonism, the Masonic New World Order, and the Myths That Move Americans to Vote for Their Own Destruction

Dear Friends:

Some of you reading this may be planning to vote -- or may have loved ones planning to vote -- on November 6 for Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States of America.

Whether or not that's so, if you live within an hour's drive of either South Bend, Indiana or Cincinnati, Ohio (the remaining two locations of my current lecture tour of the Midwest), please consider coming to hear me give a two-hour talk entitled "Mitt Romney, Masons, and Mormonism: Occult Origins, Oligarchic Objectives" this coming Sunday night (October 28) at 7 pm in South Bend or Monday night (Oct 29) in Cincinnati.

I was originally scheduled to give this talk as well on Wednesday night (Oct 24) in Youngstown OH, Thursday night (Oct 25) in Madison WI,... Read more

Date Added: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall 2012: Our latest, most generous offer: the upcoming "Plot Against the Church, Part Five" -- FREE for the first 100 customers!

Dear Friends:


As each new installment of our ongoing best-selling CD series, "The Plot Against the Church," has been released, I've made generous, limited-time offers to make it even easier for people to acquire these talks.


For example, at the beginning of this year I offered a free copy of the (at that time still unreleased) "Plot Against the Church, Part Four" and a free copy of "The Plot Against the Church, Part Five" to ... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Act quickly! Part Four of "The Plot Against the Church" -- which sold out in a record SINGLE DAY -- now available again!

Dear Friends:


Our first "press run" (50 sets) of Part Four of our best-selling series, "The Plot Against the Church," which began shipping out to customers on Friday (July 13), completely sold out that same day! However, my west coast CD producer has rushed a second shipment of 25 additional sets out to me. They may go equally fast, so if you want a copy, act now!


UPDATE (June 26): Our latest CD offering (described in the letter below, originally posted on June 15) has ignited a firestorm of controversy, for which I've been taking an excessive amount of heat.


No doubt the conflagration currently raging through the ranks of the SSPX about their supposedly imminent surrender to Rome -- together with my comments (in the letter below) on the lose-lose nature of that "crisis" -- has thrown some extra fuel on the flam... Read more

Date Added: Friday, June 15, 2012

St. Joan of Arc vs. the New World Order

Dear Friends:
I am delighted to announce that today I've added to our online store ( a CD entitled "St. Joan of Arc: Servant of Christ the King & Saint for Our Troubled Times."
This recording originated when my good friend Judith Sharpe, curator of the "In the Spirit of Chartres" Committee website ( asked me to do a program on St. Joan's life, her amazing achievements, and her significance for us in our own 21st century struggle against the New World Order.
Some Facts for the "Sacraments-At-Any-Cost" Crowd to Consider
[Note: I have held off publishing my previously announced "Open Letter & Challenge to the SSPX" because my announcement that it was forthcoming has generated so much angry mail that I felt myself obliged to incorporate into said "Open Letter" my responses to these hostile criticisms, lest I seem to be evading the force of folks' objections. I've also been waiting to see what the official SSPX response to the Vatican's recent ultimatum would be. I will post my open letter to the SSPX, whether they've "cut a deal" with Rome by then or not, early next month. In the meantime, wha... Read more

Date Added: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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) ... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mission? Impossible!

Just What the Doctor Ordered (or, Why The Catholic Controversy by St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church, Can Cure What Ails the Traditionalist Movement -- and Many Other Spiritual Ills As Well)

Dear Friend:

In conjunction with St. Francis de Sales's feast day on January 2... Read more

Date Added: Monday, February 27, 2012

Deadline Extended: Parts 4 & 5 of "Plot Against the Church" FREE through Feb 11! (A $110 value!)

Dear Friends:

We've made many generous special offers to our customers from time to time. But this letter extends to you -- for an extremely limited time -- an offer of unprecedented value.

You can get sixteen different hard-hitting, conspiracy-exposing, highly controversial CDs, which would normally sell for $100 plus shipping and handling, for FREE -- and I will even pay all the postage and handling costs -- provided you act by midnight Saturday, February 11!

Two things prompt me to make this offer now. First, a week ago someone sent me a very complimentary e-mail about our ongoing CD series entitled "The Plot Against the Church: A Unique Historical Survey of Spiritual Subversion." Nearly a year earlier he had sent an email ... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, January 29, 2012

Important News from Gerry Matatics

Dear Friends,

I have two new, exciting projects I am eager to launch during these final weeks of 2011, and several more planned for 2012. Some of these projects (e.g., some small books I've written on a few crucial topics, a 25-CD set constituting a complete college-level course on apologetics, etc.) are ones I've mentioned before, while some of them are new.

One of these projects is SCRIPTORIUM, an online Scripture school in which you can study through the entire Bible -- from Genesis 1 right through to Apocalypse chapter 22 -- one chapter at a time, at your own pace.

The new website will provide, for each chapter of the Bible, a video lecture by me, extensive commentary by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church as well as classic Catholic commentators of the past (such as Corn... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE 6-CD set offer extended to Sept 15

Dear Friend:

I want to give you a FREE gift worth $40 as a way of publicly thanking God for an unprecedented speaking engagement I recently had on Sunday evening, July 17.

What I'd like to send you a FREE copy of our best-selling item, the 6-CD set entitled "Consistent vs. Counterfeit Catholicism: Why Vatican II, The New Mass and Sacraments, and Benedict XVI Are Not What They Claim to Be (second, revised and expanded edition)."

This set is the recording of the all-day seminar on this topic (containing over 7 hours of eye-opening, life-changing information) that I gave in Orange County, California not too long ago, of which my recent July 17 talk was a highly abridged version.

On July 17, I ha... Read more

Date Added: Thursday, August 04, 2011

Seven new CDs

Dear Friends (and especially our faithful supporters):

Christ is Risen! A happy and joyous Easter to you! I'll make this posting extremely (and uncharacteristically) brief. I have been incredibly busy during the entirety ... Read more

Date Added: Monday, April 25, 2011

FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: "Plot Against the Church, Part 3" FREE through Feb 28

Ever since we released, a week before Christmas, Part 3 of our best-selling CD set "The Plot Against the Church," there has been such an enthusiastic demand for it that I have once again decided to extend the deadline for the special deals we are offering on this set. I am now extending through the end of this month the following two offers, but this will be the very last extension of these offers. 
Like Parts 1 and 2, Part 3 consists of 8 CDs, each jam-packed with up to 75 minutes of high-octane information, in a handsome, high quality, compact 2-ring binder, for only $50. To help you get your hands on a copy, if you order it NOW before midnight February 28, the shipping is absolutely FREE!<... Read more

Date Added: Friday, December 10, 2010

Report on Sept 27 - Oct 27 lecture tour

From September 27 to October 27 I was on what was not only my longest lecture tour of the US, but also my final such lecture tour ever. I want to share with you, not only a few highlights from this nearly coast-to-coast tour (which took me through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri), but also an opportunity you have to help a friend of mine who made a great and generous sacrifice to help make this trip a reality.

After I'd spent two entire months planning this trip, making countless phone calls to literally hundreds of hotels in over 30 cities in order to find and secure meeting space and sleeping rooms, making the thousand other preparations necessary to spend a month on the road, and packing my min... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Come hear me on my FINAL road trip (Sept. 27 - Oct 26, 2010)

Dear Friend:

By the time you read this, I will have left (on Monday, September 27) on a grueling 30-day, 30-city, 20-state, 9500-mile road trip -- my longest, most ambitious, most arduous lecture tour ever, and the penultimate chapter in my self-sponsored five-year "megatour" of the 200 most important cities in all 50 states of the US, during which I'll have returned one last time to every place I've ever spoken in our country over the past 20 years. ("Penultimate," the word I used in the previous sentence, means "next to last." The final chapter will take place this coming spring, God willing, when I fly to Alaska and Hawaii to speak in both states. That trip... Read more

Date Added: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gerry Matatics Still Alive! (Says he'll prove it by embarking on August 5-15, 2010 lecture tour of New England & New York)

I want to begin by thanking the thousands of people who've been sending flowers, condolence cards, and links to online traditional Catholic dating services to my wife all this year.

Because I had not updated my website since December 28, apparently these good foik had concluded that the only possible explanation for this was my untimely (?) death. But as Mark Twain once famously quipped in a cable he sent to a newspaper that had mistakenly published his obituary, the reports of my death, too, have been greatly exaggerated (no doubt fueled by wishful thinking on the part of some).

By the way, I was totally kidding about the flowers, etc. (including, hopefully, about the dating services): no one really sent any condolences (or even congratulations) to my wife. To be fair, the lack of c... Read more

Date Added: Sunday, August 01, 2010

Christmastide Greetings / New website debuts Jan 1 (God willing)

Dear Friends and Supporters:


My apologies for being late in posting these greetings and best wishes for this blessed season celebrating the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My two December trips ended up being far more complicated than I had originally anticipated, and wreaked havoc with my schedule as a result.

Please keep in mind that Christmas is not a single day, but rather a liturgical season -- in fact an entire "matching set" of mini-seasons of increasing scope, like a series of nested boxes, or a matching set of luggage with smaller suitcases fitting inside progressively larger ... Read more

Date Added: Monday, December 28, 2009

Deadline 2012: Triumph of the New World Order?

From Saturday, November 28, through Wednesday, December 16, my 300-city “megatour” will continue, bringing a dramatically modified version of my trademark talk on the counterfeit Catholicism and connected crises of our day to several cities in New Mexico, west Texas, Oklahoma, as well as an unexpected return to Virginia and Maryland – two states I had already previously swept on my megatour and to which I had therefore not planned (until now) to return.

In our disheartening age of spiritual apathy and blindness, there is widespread indifference to such key theological issues as the true nature of the Second Vatica... Read more

Date Added: Monday, November 23, 2009

Apology, and deadline extended on new 25-CD set

NOTE (added Sept 21): My deepest apologies for not having update... Read more

Date Added: Monday, July 27, 2009

"Water, Water Everywhere" on the Feast of St. John the Baptist

“My brothers, count it all joy when you shall undergo various trials…” (James 1:2) “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:21)

Once again I must crave my readers’ indulgence and ask their forgiveness for having allowed a lapse of a little over a month since the last time I updated my website, just as I was leaving on the May 14-28 segment of my ongoing “megatour.”

This latest segment cons... Read more

Date Added: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Exposing Lawlessness in Church and State: The Megatour Continues (May 14-27)

Once again I must apologize for not having updated my website for a few weeks. Unfortunately, the planning and preparation for this next upcoming segment of my multi-year, 300-city, cross-country megatour has been unusually difficult, and has consumed nearly all my free time for these past few weeks.

From May 14 to May 27 I will be driving to and speaking at thirteen events in eleven cities in seven states: Pittsburgh PA, Grand Rapids MI, South Bend IN, Chicago IL, ... Read more

Date Added: Friday, May 15, 2009

A Useful Tool for Exposing Counterfeit Catholicism

[Note: We've made several new additions to our online store in the past few days: 5 books, audiotape versions of all our single CD titles, and now a 50% discount on the second edition of our "Counterfeit Catholicism" 6-CD (or 6-tape) set for those who previously purchased the first edition. Check it all out at

This coming Easter — less than three weeks away now — will mark a spiritual 23rd anniversary for me. Although previously an adamantly anti-Catholic Protestant for 14 years, I eventually discovered, by God’s undeserved grace, the truth of the Catholic Faith. On Easter of 1986 I ... Read more

Date Added: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

St. Joseph: Savior of God's Elect, Then and Now

[Note: Five new items have been added to our online store. Please go to to check them out!]

On March 3 I posted on this site an article entitled “St. Joseph, the Social Kingship of Christ, and the Solution to Our Nation’s Ills.” I did so because March is the month dedicated to St. Joseph, spouse of Our Lady and foster-father of Our Lord. (You can still read that article here: www.gerrymatat... Read more

Date Added: Thursday, March 19, 2009

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