#199: Clear Preaching For a Confused Church—Father James Altman


#199: Clear Preaching For a Confused Church—Father James Altman

May 12, 2020, was a Tuesday. That was the day Father Jim Altman of the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, took the gloves off, in a manner of speaking. The lockdown was “locked-in” and Father Altman had had enough. He began streaming his Masses from St. James the Less church, and the priests’ homilies reflected a man impelled by the Holy Spirit: preaching the lordship of Jesus, calling out Church corruption, naming names (including names of liberal activist priests like James Martin, SJ, and Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory.)

Truth starved Catholics quickly took notice, and Father Altman’s homilies became almost required viewing through the spring and summer of 2020.
Then he did it. On August 30, 2020, he delivered a stemwinder of a sermon on YouTube (not from his parish church), titled You Cannot Be Catholic & a Democrat. Period.” It went more viral than his already popular videos. And, not shockingly, his bishop, William Callaghan, issued a Statement rebuking the messenger, although he seemed also to agree with the truth of the message.

In this episode you will learn

  • Why Altman decided to wade into the “political sphere” with his preaching, and what US law really says about non-profit organizations talking about politics
  • What motivates the former attorney cum priest in his ministry of preaching and teaching
  • The slimy role James Martin, SJ, played in the backlash against Altman’s powerful homilies and talks
  • How the Democrat Party is explicitly against many of the non-negotiable teachings of the Faith
  • How the Catholic Church has slidden into such a state of confusion and lukewarmness 60 years after Vatican II ended
  • How buzz words like “tone” and  “divisive” are used against orthodox priests and seminarians
  • Why “silent majority” is usually a synonym for cowardice

Resources mentioned in this episode

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