The Rev. James Altman, a Wisconsin priest who was removed from the ministry after telling Catholics to reject the pro-abortion Democratic Party, just donated $100,000 to help other “canceled” priests.
Life News reports:
The Tampa Free Press reports Altman donated the matching funds to the new Coalition for Canceled Priests, which supports faithful priests who want to return to the ministry.
Altman was removed from his church in early July after serving in the Diocese of LaCross, Wisconsin. In May, Altman told his parishioners that Bishop William Callahan accused him of being “divisive and ineffective” and asked him to resign.
At the time, Altman said he obtained a canon lawyer to challenge the bishop’s actions. His supporters raised about $700,000 to help him.
“I said from the beginning that I would share this with other entities, other groups that could help support priests who were similarly persecuted to me,” Altman said this month in a video about the donation, according to the Free Press. “They’re going to help other priests who have been canceled as well. People just need to understand how many priests have been canceled by these little tyrants in miters.”
Here’s more from the report:
“In recent decades, an aberrant, non-Catholic element has manifested within the priesthood and hierarchy. This element is easy to identify thanks to its most striking characteristic — an unwillingness to resist and even a desire to celebrate, secular corruptions that have been condemned by the Church since its founding,” the group says on its website.
As one example, it notes that 61 bishops opposed the idea of discussing whether holy communion should be given to politicians who support abortion …