No, by R.I.P. I don’t mean that apologist Gerry Matatics is dead, but his brain seems to be. He now has admitted that he is both a sedevacantist and the most extreme version of a Feeeyite.
Matatics wrote an e-mail to the fake Benedictine “brothers” who run Most Holy Family Monastery. These are guys who say that even most traditionalists aren’t really Catholics. In the e-mail Matatics says that John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI have all been “manifest heretics,” and not a single one of them has been a real pope!
Matatics also says that unless you are water baptized and a member of the Catholic Church, you have no chance AT ALL to be saved. Sorry, Eastern Orthodox and Protestants and everybody else! He says there is no such thing as baptism of desire and that the Catechism is wrong about that.
The e-mail is at mostholyfamilymonastery.com/Gerry_Matatics.html
This is crazy! The guy has read himself right out of the Church and into a church of his own making.
I wonder if the traditionalists who used to promote him, such as The Remnant and Catholic Family News newspapers and writer Christopher Ferrara, will have the courage to come out now and condemn the positions Matatics has taken and to say that he is no longer a Catholic.