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Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
« on: November 22, 2021, 03:27:51 PM »
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  • I just found out that a Traditional Catholic apologist named Gerry Matatics resides in my local area (Northeast Pennsylvania). Before I contact him for the purposes of getting to know more Traditional Catholics, can anyone comment on whether or not he is reputable in terms of his theology? If anyone has met him or correspnded withhim in the past, can they tell me if he is helpful and courteous? I've listened to several lectures and was impressed but before I go out of my way to contact him, can anyone tell me if it is worth it?  

    Much appreciated. 

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 03:29:25 PM »
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  • He is a home aloner


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 03:40:17 PM »
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  • Is he a Hebrew too ?  :popcorn:

    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 03:46:08 PM »
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  • I just found out that a Traditional Catholic apologist named Gerry Matatics resides in my local area (Northeast Pennsylvania). Before I contact him for the purposes of getting to know more Traditional Catholics, can anyone comment on whether or not he is reputable in terms of his theology? If anyone has met him or correspnded withhim in the past, can they tell me if he is helpful and courteous? I've listened to several lectures and was impressed but before I go out of my way to contact him, can anyone tell me if it is worth it? 

    Much appreciated.
    Based on what I know of Gerry Matatics, he is, indeed, incredibly helpful and courteous, a true gentleman.

    However... he is, as is noted here, a "home-aloner".  He knows his Scripture, Church history, and theology backwards and forwards, but he goes entirely too far.  "Home-alone-ism" goes beyond even sedevacantism.

    I could recommend his earlier works without reservation, but once he went "home-aloner", I would approach more recent works of his with extreme caution.

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 03:47:22 PM »
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  • Is he a Hebrew too ?  :popcorn:


    He is of Hungarian ancestry.   No known tribesman heritage.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #5 on: November 22, 2021, 04:16:05 PM »
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  • Gerry Matatics never answered epikeia used by Bishop Carmona.  He never answered my questions about Chapter 12 of Daniel.  The Sacrifice of the Mass will end fore and a half years. Question, when did it begin? and end?

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #6 on: November 22, 2021, 04:16:10 PM »
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  • Home aloner and Feeneyite. Avoid him.

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #7 on: November 22, 2021, 04:16:37 PM »
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  • Will end for 3 and a half years.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #8 on: November 22, 2021, 04:50:08 PM »
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  • Home aloner and Feeneyite. Avoid him.
    He is the greatest living Catholic apologist.
    R.I.P.
    Please pray for the repose of my soul.

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #9 on: November 22, 2021, 05:13:29 PM »
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  • He is of Hungarian ancestry.  No known tribesman heritage.

    Hungarian... why that's what they thought Audrey Hepburn was at the fictional Grand Ball.



    But, in real life, she wasn't Hungarian:facepalm:
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #10 on: November 22, 2021, 05:44:15 PM »
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  • Hungarian... why that's what they thought Audrey Hepburn was at the fictional Grand Ball.

    Next you'll accuse me, since I'm "Hungarian" also.  :laugh1:


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 05:48:22 PM »
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  • Gerry Matatics never answered epikeia used by Bishop Carmona.  He never answered my questions about Chapter 12 of Daniel.  The Sacrifice of the Mass will end fore and a half years. Question, when did it begin? and end?

    I would doubt that Matatics said it was a literal 3 1/2 years - did he? The figure is figurative, as is "the week" in which the holy sacrifice is abolished in the "midst." 

    The beginning would likely be the institution of the NO - Advent of what, 1970, 71 perhaps? We're still here, so it hasn't ended. 
    Non enim omnes qui ex Israel sunt, ii sunt Israelitae (Roman 9:6)

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #12 on: November 22, 2021, 05:49:16 PM »
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  • Home aloner and Feeneyite. 

    Two strikes for some, two tape measure shots for some others. 
    Non enim omnes qui ex Israel sunt, ii sunt Israelitae (Roman 9:6)

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #13 on: November 22, 2021, 05:53:55 PM »
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  • I just found out that a Traditional Catholic apologist named Gerry Matatics resides in my local area (Northeast Pennsylvania). Before I contact him for the purposes of getting to know more Traditional Catholics, can anyone comment on whether or not he is reputable in terms of his theology? If anyone has met him or correspnded withhim in the past, can they tell me if he is helpful and courteous? I've listened to several lectures and was impressed but before I go out of my way to contact him, can anyone tell me if it is worth it? 

    Much appreciated.


    Seems like a good guy. He's worth listening too; much can be learned from him. 

    He has a Facebook page, and I think he does daily, evening talks, takes questions. You'd get a very good sense of him tuning into those. 
    Non enim omnes qui ex Israel sunt, ii sunt Israelitae (Roman 9:6)

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Gerry Matatics?
    « Reply #14 on: November 22, 2021, 06:43:08 PM »
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  • Two strikes for some, two tape measure shots for some others.

    Or one of each for some of us.