Enter one Gerry Matatics. A former Protestant minister, he converted to the Vatican II sect when his friend Scott Hahn (also a Protestant minister) converted. Hahn makes money off the Vatican II sect members by peddling books about his conversion and going on speaking tours. Matatics has not done nearly as well. He became a very conservative member of the Counterfeit Church, teaching Bible Studies to the Fraternal Society of St Peter's (FSSP) seminarians. Then he shifted towards the SSPX. He then announced he had become a sedevacantist (True Catholic), but unfortunately, his ideological roller coster ride doesn't stop. Next, he declares himself a Feeneyite (he denies Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood), and now he is a "Home-Aloner" (a term coined by Fr. Cekada for those misguided souls who think that after Vatican II, you can't go to Traditionalist clergy but must stay "Home Alone.").
Like the 1990 movie, Home Aloners worship in their houses like a perpetual spiritual rerun of the film, minus the joyful conclusion. Now Gerry wants to go on speaking "mega-tours" and he wants you to pay for his trips so he can tell other people to stay home alone ("recusant Catholics" is the bogus term he uses). His website www.gerrymatatics.org, tells you:
"In the process, God in His mercy and undeserved kindness has shown me something that constitutes a quantum leap forward in my understanding of the current crisis in Catholicism, and in my ability to effectively explain the nature, duration, and severity of that crisis. I wish to fully explain this new aspect to my analysis in a lengthy essay I will begin to serialize here on my website beginning the week of Easter.
No! Here are the guiding principles:
The goal of all law is to promote the common good.
Thank you Fr. Cekada for your always erudite writings! As to Mr. Matatics, let him stay home and ponder this one: Where do you get the jurisdiction to publish your works without an Imprimatur?
Further, any attempt to interpret the Canons of Trent without ecclesiastical approbation results in laetae sententiae (i.e. automatic) excommunication (See Pope Pius IV’s Bull Benedictus Deus (26 January 1564)). On one hand, logic dictates that he consider himself excommunicated; on the other, he denies that anyone still has the authority to lift an excommunication. It will be interesting to see the explanations Mr. Matatics will offer to deal with these inconveniences besides "buy my CD and find out." Yeah. Find out you've been duped out of your money by a man who wants to travel on your dime and keep everyone else under a spiritual house arrest. Caveat Emptor.