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It was reported on Monday by Life News that Fr. James Altman of St. James the Less parish on La Crosse, Wisconsin’s North Side has been asked to resign by Bishop William Callahan over his recent statements criticizing pro-abortion Democrats and their views.

Life News reports:

The Wisconsin priest told his parishioners Sunday that Bishop William Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse accused him of being “divisive and ineffective,” the La Crosse Tribune reports.

“As the bishop has stated to me: I am ineffective. So for the record, dear family, Bishop Callahan has asked me to resign as pastor as of this past Friday, two days ago, because I am divisive and ineffective,” Altman said.

Ahead of the presidential election last year, Altman made some strong, controversial statements about Catholics’ role in politics in America.

In a video that drew national attention, the priest insisted that Catholics cannot vote Democrat because of the party’s radical pro-abortion stance. He faulted “gutless cowards in the clergy” for failing to teach Catholics the truth about God and the value of every human life.

“You can not be Catholic and be a Democrat. Period!” Altman said in the video. “Their party platform absolutely is against everything the Catholic Church teaches. So just quit pretending that you’re Catholic [if you] vote Democrat.”

“There will be 60 million and counting aborted babies standing at the gates of heaven barring your Democrat entrance, and nothing you can say will ever excuse you for your direct or indirect support of that diabolical agenda here in the end,” he continued.

Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler in Texas defended Altman in a post on Twitter, writing, “Fr James Altman is in trouble for speaking the truth. I originally supported him when he spoke bold truth during the election. I continue to support him for speaking the truth in Jesus Christ. He inspires many to keep the faith during these dark days. Let us pray for him.”

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Susan Dudak
Susan Dudak
6 months ago

The priest was 100% right and did the right thing. He is trying to save his flock from committing a huge sin that will be judged by God. The Catholic church which used to be reliable as to standing for biblical truths is slowly sliding backwards and becoming more worldly. Shame. The church and its leaders will be judged more harshly per Jesus than the average person as they are leading people into h#ll.

Catherine
Catherine
6 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dudak

The Pope is a socialist.

Marlene
6 months ago
Reply to  Catherine

Actually this pope is a communist. His family was rabidly communist and raised him to be a communist.

Patricia Moreman
Patricia Moreman
5 months ago
Reply to  Marlene

That would not surprise me considering his stances voiced on many important Issues of the Church.

Brown
Brown
4 months ago
Reply to  Marlene

How was he given priesthood? I’m a CHRISTIAN, & I don’t know much about the Catholic Background but I’m sure they believe that SIN IS SIN . And Murdering Unborn babies is sinful; as well as sickening. I BELIEVE LIFE BEGINS WITH CONCEPTION. Most of us know that within a week or so, DNA, Hair color, The Color of its eyes are created @ that time. So how can people think Life begins much later than six weeks or longer?

Patricia Moreman
Patricia Moreman
5 months ago
Reply to  Catherine

He is extremely liberal, unlike his predecessor, who was a devout man of God.

PDE
PDE
6 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dudak

One reason…Anti-Christ “Pope” Francis. He is a very dangerous individual.

Patricia Moreman
Patricia Moreman
5 months ago
Reply to  PDE

I too believe His beliefs are detrimental and perhaps even dangerous to the Catholic Church, but not sure I would go so far as to call him “Anti-Christ?”

Yedfar
Yedfar
5 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dudak

More worldy akin to more worthless these days.. These baby killers will get theres

Brown
Brown
4 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dudak

AMEN AMEN AND AMEN

Scotty
Scotty
6 months ago

The higher-ups in the synagogue tried to silence Jesus too! You are doing Gods work, Father Altman, stand strong.

Catherine
Catherine
6 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

Stay strong! We are to be IN the world but not OF the world!

Patricia Moreman
Patricia Moreman
5 months ago
Reply to  Catherine

You are so right, Catherine!

Patricia Moreman
Patricia Moreman
5 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

Yes, the Pharisees and Sadducees who considered Jesus’s teaching a threat to their authority. But at 12 years old he was found in the temple discussing with the elders their religious beliefs, however he did not begin his ministry until He was 33.

Jan605
Jan605
6 months ago

So sad choosing a party over God’s WORD. Knowing the truth, the Word of God sets people free.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
6 months ago

A real Catholic is expected to live his faith in EVERYTHING he does. Using a label of politics to endorse that which a person finds to be convenient, like supporting abortion, isn’t an excuse for not consistently living that faith. The priest is right and it is the Bishop who is ineffective for not leading his flock to observe the teachings of the Church, even when not convenient to one’s political leanings.

Lillian Reheusser
Lillian Reheusser
6 months ago

In the 1980’s I had a priest who would say in his sermons that he could not understand how someone could call themselves a Catholic and a Republican at the same time. After Mass I would seek him out and ask how someone could call themselves a Catholic and a Democrat at the same time. This merely makes us delve more deeply into what we actually believe and the positions we support rather than blindly following the Pied Piper just as the rats being led to drown in the river.

CDG
CDG
6 months ago

And what does the Bishop of Rome have to say? Answer: “Who am I to judge?”. That’s why we are where we are: because a failure of leadership has occurred hat the HIGHEST levels of the hierarchy of our Church. I don’t think we even can ask that they be forgiven on the basis that “they know not what they are doing”; nay, they know full well…

Pearl
Pearl
6 months ago

This man speaks truth about the slaughter of the unborn and the weak wimpy fake Catholics ask him to resign. There is no such thing as a Catholic who supports abortion. You can pretend to be one like Nancy Pelosi and Biden, but you are nothing but a liar. You are NOT Catholic. You will stand before Almighty God one day and account for your murdering pro abortion stance. Jesus will say…”Depart from Me…I never knew you.”

carefugee
carefugee
6 months ago

The Cardinal, above the Bishop, should tell the Bishop to resign; he’s the one with the problem!!!

Ann
Ann
6 months ago

What is wrong with the Catholic church? Why wouldn’t they defend all that. Father Altman stays for. The Vacitan doesn’t care that all those devout so called Catholics Biden Pelosi and all those other creeps that it’s ok to abort a baby.Father Altman I know for a fact God had your back.

Greta
Greta
6 months ago

How about that bishop going away? That priest is absolutely correct and should be applauded.

Marina
Marina
6 months ago

Callahan should be resign himself the priest should tell that to the bishop.

Last edited 6 months ago by Marina
John David Ashley
John David Ashley
6 months ago

Callahan is the one who is being “divisive.” He should able forced to resign and defrocked , as he is a disgrace to true Catholicism.

jesumner
jesumner
6 months ago

Bishop William Callahan should be the one resigning.

Patriot
Patriot
6 months ago

Go Father Altman, continue to teach the word of God!

Catherine
Catherine
6 months ago

Too bad the Pope is a South American socialist communist. 😢🙏🏻

Last edited 6 months ago by Catherine
Patricia Moreman
Patricia Moreman
5 months ago

I wholeheartedly support and applaud Priests who condemn abortion as wrong, and that there have already been over 60,000,000 babies murdered since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 in the United States. It appears that the Pope and the upper echelons of the Catholic Church seem to be pandering to it’s high ranking American Politicians, including our Catholic President. It is unconscionable, regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats, to support and not only support, but promote the wholesale slaughter of the unborn. One of the highest tenents of the Catholic faith has always been it’s stance on the right to life of the unborn and it’s stance against abortion. They now seem to be saying it is devisive to condemn those who support abortion, and those who condone it. And that these high ranking politicians who support, and even promote abortions, may still receive the sacraments regardless of their stance on abortion. Has the Catholic Church now decided that the right to life of the unborn is no longer important. Can you imagine seeing this hugh cloud of witnesses in the form of the right-now over 60,000,000 babies who will be waiting to welcome us to heaven someday. I lament with all godly Catholics who are continually seeing their church seemingly face one crisis after another—the pedophilia within many of it’s parishes in America and now the debacle of not sanctioning those who condone abortion.

Charles Cole
Charles Cole
4 months ago

This priest needs to change christian church
Christ only

Brown
Brown
4 months ago

How can these people be called Priest, when they allow Pro-Life politicians to partake of Catholic Sacrifice? If the Priest believe in the Holy Word, how can they believe those who believe in the Murdering of Unborn Babies should participate? MURDER IS MURDER!!