Fr. James Altman

Fr. James Altmann, a priest of La Crosse, gained attention after an August 30, 2020, video was published on YouTube, in which the priest said that “You can not be Catholic and be a Democrat. Period.”

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Fr. James Altman

La Crosse bishop removes Father Altman from ministry

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. James Altman has been removed from ministry after Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse sought privately to correct the... Read more

Fr. James Altman

Controversial La Crosse priest says he will challenge bishop's request to resign

May 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Fr. James Altman, a controversial priest of the Diocese of La Crosse who published a viral video statement last year... Read more

Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison.

Politics divides, but Christ unites: Madison bishop confronts Catholic 'acrimony'

Jan 29, 2021

The polarization of American politics means that Catholics must be a force for unity rather than “divisively tribal,” and clergy... Read more

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Fr. James Martin connects Catholic leaders to Capitol riots; Bishop Stika unimpressed

Jan 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Richard Stika of Nashville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect... Read more

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ANALYSIS: Pro-life Democrats are gone from Congress, now what?

Nov 12, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The consolidation of pro-life votes within one political party raises questions about the movement’s long-term political interests. If only one party... Read more

Fr. James Altman. YouTube screenshot.

La Crosse bishop to correct ‘Catholics can’t be Democrats’ priest

Sep 9, 2020

After a Wisconsin priest said in a viral video that no Catholic can be a Democrat, the priest’s bishop said... Read more