After not having updated his web site since the end of June, Gerry now has added a new “Gerry’s Word” letter and has updated his biographical sketch. The sketch includes these telling words:
“[H]e is the only one of the band of Protestant-minister converts of the last twenty years to have fully embraced the traditional Catholic Faith, rejecting as constituting a counterfeit Catholicism all the doctrinal, liturgical, and moral novelties of the last forty years – and those who have sought to impose them (John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I & II, and Benedict XVI) – and attending exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass offered by validly-ordained Catholic priests.”
Read this carefully. Gerry rejects “all the doctrinal, liturgical, and moral novelties of the last forty years,” meaning he rejects Vatican II and the vernacular Mass (which, in talks, he has said is invalid).
He also rejects “those who have sought to impose them,” naming the last five popes. He doesn’t just say that he rejects the popes’ actions–he rejects them, apparently as popes.
He rejects the “novelties” because they “constitut[e] a counterfeit Catholicism,” and apparently he rejects the five popes because they too have been “counterfeit.”
Gerry certainly seems to be saying that he has adopted the full-throated sedevacantist position. In the current “Gerry’s Word” he promises to explain “a stunning discovery I made earlier this year — one that has brought about a major ‘paradigm shift’ in my understanding of the current crisis in Catholicism, and as a result has radically altered the entire approach of my apostolate.”
He says this announcement will have to wait “a few more days” until the next “Gerry’s Word.” It’s hard to say how long “a few more days” is.
The last time he said something like this (on June 30), he said the next “Gerry’s Word” would be posted in a week, and it took 15 weeks to get it online. This may mean that in exegeting Gerry we should not presume, as he presumes for Genesis, that a day is a period of 24 hours.
Will he finally come out of the sedevacantist closet? We’ll have to wait “a few more days” to see.