Reports are swirling that Gerry Matatics, the well-known apologist for the Catholic Faith, has now rejected it.
Some nut-cracker monastery in New York has published an email
, said to be from Matatics, which formally endorses the sedevacantist position, not to mention calling the Holy Father a heretic.
Peter Vere has verified
, in a phone call to Matatics, that the email is authentic. Robert Sungenis has published
an immediate response and refutation of Matatics on his website.
For those unfamiliar with Matatics, he is a convert from PCA Presbyterianism who took up the apologetics cause. He has selflessly and forcefully defended the faith, and put forward biblical defenses of Catholic teachings, in the form of books, pamphlets, and most famously, public debates. In fact, several debates between Matatics and fundamentalists (including this
on-line one with James White), gave me a significant shove towards my own conversion. Matatics never failed to demolish any opponent he came up against. His occasional anti-Jewish tirades encouraged other apologists (such as Karl Keating) to distance themselves from him. His rigid position on extra ecclesiam
led him increasingly toward a suspicion of the present Magisterium, resulting, it seems, in his own eventual apostasy. Please pray for him as you read this post.