Fighting Priest Challenges Liberal Bishop

Fighting Priest Challenges Liberal Bishop

A faithful Catholic priest  who has been threatened by his bishop for stating that  “You can’t be a Catholic and a Democrat” has said that he will not resign.

 Fr. James Altman, the Wisconsin priest has braved months of criticism, attacks, and threats from both secular media and La Crosse Bishop William P. Callahan for his viral video message last autumn. He also angered the authorities with his fearless criticism of U.S. bishops for needlessly shutting churches and denying the faithful sacraments during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I’m still the pastor. I’ll just keep showing up for work,”    says Fr. Altman (right, on our picture), who still awaiting a response from diocesan authorities. 

Defiant Fr. Altman has said that no matter what happens he’s not going away and he will not be silenced. “I’m not going to any re-education (camp) as so many have been forced to do in the past because they had no (other) option.”  

The battling cleric says the outpouring of support through financial donations “is a testament to me of the witness of touching people around the world with the depth of our faith, with the truths of our faith.”  

Fr. Altman “is the heart and soul of the parish,” said parishioner Andrew Dixon. “He’s the man who gave everything for us, especially when the rest of the world was shut down.”