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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Open Letter to Bishop William Callahan about his Treatment of Fr. James Altman

CATHOLIC MEDIA COALITION

1216 MILL ROAD

WOODSTOCK, VA 22664

http://www.catholicmediacoalition.org/

 

OPEN LETTER TO BISHOP WILLIAM PATRICK CALLAHAN, 

BISHOP OF LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN

 

 

September 15, 2020

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

 

Your Excellency:

 

I am an orthodox Catholic who has spent my entire adult life fighting for babies waiting to be born: sidewalk counseling outside abortion facilities, offering a shelter home for moms in crisis, even going to jail several times for rescue attempts. As President of the Catholic Media Coalition, I speak for many likeminded Catholics who deplore the attacks on Holy Mother Church and those who defend her. Many of our members have watched and listened to the edifying sermons by Fr. James Altman and remarked on what a blessing he must be to his bishop for speaking the truth with clarity and charity about the moral obligation of Catholics, particularly our shepherds, to defend intrinsic moral issues. 

 

So I was mystified by your public statement rebuking and threatening Fr. Altman for his impassioned defense of the faith as he warned Catholics not to endanger their souls by embracing the Democrat Party of death and perversion. Your actions brought to mind Dietrich von Hildebrand's statement in The Devastated Vineyard:

 

...it is most especially infuriating when certain bishops, who themselves show this lethargy toward heretics, assume a rigorously authoritarian attitude toward those believers who are fighting for orthodoxy, and who are thus doing what the bishops ought to be doing themselves....The drivel of the heretics, both priests and laymen, is tolerated....But they want to silence the faithful believers who take up the cause of orthodoxy, the very people who should, by all rights, be the joy of the bishops' hearts, their consolation, a source of strength for overcoming their own lethargy. Instead, these people are regarded as disturbers of the peace. And should it happen that they get carried away in their zeal and express themselves in a tactless or exaggerated manner, they are even suspended. This clearly shows the cowardice which is hidden behind the bishops' failure to use their authority.

 

Sadly, Your Excellency, your statement could have been the source spurring von Hildebrand's lament. I reread your statement several times and, frankly, was appalled:

  • First, by your releasing a public statement while claiming to follow the biblical admonition to go to your brother privately. Your actions contradicted your words.  
  • Second, by your acknowledging the "undeniable truth" of Fr. Altman's message while ultimately dismissing it. He defended fundamental, non-negotiable Church doctrines while you, on the other hand, focused on his tone!
  • Third, by your threatening canonical penalties for his "delivery and tone," threats based, not on canon law, but your personal opinion. I can only imagine what you think of the tone of Jesus Himself calling the entire group of pharisees and sadducees   "blind guides...whited sepulchers filled with dead men's bones...filled with evil and iniquity!" (Matthew 25) Was Jesus “divisive, uncharitable, and lacking in virtue?”
  • Fourth, by calling his "generalization and condemnation of entire groups of people...completely inappropriate and not in keeping with our values of the life of virtue." That is simply nonsense! The Church has always banned Catholics from joining the Masons since their beliefs are incompatible with Church doctrine. At one time it brought a penalty of excommunication. Does it still? And then there are those "entire groups of people" who commit aborticide or secure or aid in the procurement of abortion who are automatically excommunicated. I wonder -- would you have any problem with the “generalization and condemnation” of those who join the KKK, ISIS, or the Satanic Temple? The Democrats officially embrace diabolical evil in their party platform. Catholics can't do that without endangering their souls! It is charitable and a spiritual work of mercy to warn them and exhort them to repentance.

Your Excellency, I wonder how much the pressure from "progressives" has influenced your actions, which brings me once again to von Hildebrand's description of the "lethargy of the guardians:"

 

For they [the bishops] have nothing to fear from the orthodox: the orthodox do not control the mass media or the press; they are not the representatives of public opinion. And because of their submission to ecclesiastical authority, the fighters for orthodoxy will never be as aggressive as the so-called progressives. If they are reprimanded or disciplined, their bishops run no risk of being attacked by the liberal press and being defamed as reactionary.

 

Fr. Altman deserves your praise, not threats to see "the error of his ways and...take steps to correct his behavior and heal the wound he has inflicted on the Body of Christ." Your Excellency, it is not Fr. Altman who has inflicted a "wound" on the Body of Christ, but you. We have had half a century of dialogue with Catholics, especially Catholic politicians, who scandalize the faithful by promoting child killing, sexual immorality, perversion, and other intrinsic evils. To allow, and even promote confusion, is a grievous wound indeed; and that is what you have done!

 

Tens of thousands of Catholics are anxiously and prayerfully watching this situation. We beg you to withdraw all threats from Fr. Altman. Restore permission for him to live-stream Masses including his excellent CATHOLIC sermons. He blows the trumpet to warn those hastening to destruction. If you silence his voice, you take your seat with the cowardly bench of English bishops who chose the apostasy of Henry VIII over the truths of the faith. They remained silent as their one faithful brother, Bishop John Fisher, was condemned and beheaded. Please spare the flock the painful scandal of watching you imitate them. 

 

I would appreciate the courtesy of a response to this letter letting the faithful know the penalties, if any, you plan to levy on Fr. Altman. He has canonical rights as a pastor and many of us will gladly support those rights with both our prayers and our pocketbooks! I'm sure many of the tens of thousands of faithful Catholics signing the LifeSiteNews petition in support of Fr. Altman will happily contribute to his defense.

 

We will also be praying for you, Your Excellency that you do not inflict a further wound on the Church. It would be a scandal of massive proportions to persecute a faithful son for speaking the truth in his zeal to save souls. I hope saving souls is your goal as well. Sometimes that requires boldly speaking the hard truth!

 

Sincerely in Christ,

 

Mary Ann Kreitzer

President, Catholic Media Coalition

 

Co-Signers (More signatories will be added as they are received.):

 

James Fritz, Defenders of the Faith, Inc., Berkeley Springs, WV http://www.thedefender.org/contact.shtml

 

Mary Boud, Catholic Allies in Truth, http://www.alliesintruth.org/  

 

Janet Baker, Restore D.C. Catholicism, http://restore-dc-catholicism.blogspot.com/

 

Georgene M Sorenson, Romans in the Desert


 

David Lee, Romans in the Desert


 

Linda Lee, Romans in the Desert


 

Susan Matthiesen, The Orlando Truth, Orlando, FL


 

Catherine Van Lone Taylor, Catholic Media Coalition, Tucson, AZ


 

Alysson Smith, Catholic Media Coalition, Los Angeles, CA


 

Alice Grayson, Veil of Innocence, https://veilofinnocence.org/


 

Darden Brock, Les Femmes, the Women of Truth, Front Royal, VA


 

Daniel Graham, author Lex Orandi, Fairfax, VA


 

Judith Graham, Fairfax, VA



John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews



Jack Ames, Defend Life, Baltimore, MD



Michael Arata



Greg Strobel



David J. Sabo



Robert J. Muise,  American Freedom Law Center



Sharon Poulette, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Biloxi, MS.

Ben and Debbie Farias, Nacogdoches, TX

Carol J. Cimarossa

Mrs. Dr. Nancy Allen

Shirley and Glenn Godfrey Whispering Pines, NC

Ken Reeb, MD, St. Thomas More Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Lillie Acosta Augusta, GA

Bonnie Borel-Donohue

Darlene Francis

Robert Ference, Wilmington, NC 28451

Julie Michalski, Erie, PA

Mrs. Meredith Burl

Bill and Lucy Raley Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

Stephen Matthew Schneider, Holly Springs, NC

Joey & Alexandrina Lozano Henderson, NV

Chriss Rainey, Reston, VA

Sidonie Reynolds, Dallas, TX

Susan Schurdak

Joseph & Margaret Porto Kingsville, ON Canada

Diane Keck

Stephen and Rose Filipi

Dennis Deering and Michele Deering, PhD, Anchorage, AK

Denise Blase

Attila Revesz, Phoenix, AZ

Ginny Bailey, Las Cruces, NM

MaryLou Ortiz

Finola Glassmoyer

Don Volz, New Braunfels, TX

Kathleen O'Brien, Sierra Vista, Arizona

Judy Appelhanz

Marcela Uribe Austin, TX

Mary L Goumillout Concord, NH

Debra Thomas, Vacaville, CA

Joel Bautista of Glendale

Barbara Spencer, Mexico

Denise Gracias, Toronto, Canada

JoAnn Kennedy

Christine Yegan

Letitia Makowski

June Vendetti

Esperanza Romero Our Lady of Perpetual Help, McAllen, TX

Mr and Mrs Eli and Shiela Nicart and children

Barbara Creager

Paul and Gloria St. Amant Lithia, Florida

Jesus Perez Traditional Catholic Denver, Colorado

Angela Del Casale NJ

Bonnie and Ken Kuntz

Renee M. Oakes, BA, FCP

Todd and Mary (EMHC coordinator) Golder, St. Mary Church, Escondido, CA

Martin Villa Riverside, California

Bernadette Di Madonna

Joe Faust, St. Louis, MO

Susan Valenti, Michigan

Peggy Morris Severna Park, MD

Thomas Kolberg, Ordinary Sinner

Chris Kowalewski, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Joe & Lori Myers, Madison, CT

L. Costello (UK)

Robert Wallace

Kris Brost

Robert Wallace

John Bray, Nashua, NH

Rosemary Costa Sunset Beach, NC

Fons Janssen, Melbourne, Australia

Leonard Attard

Rudnei Wittmann, PhD, Saint-Jerome, QC - Canada

Lucia Tirone, Paterson, New Jersey

Marie Weimer. VA

Margaret Hans, Charlotte, NC

Dennis Ferrara, STD (CUA 1988) Washington, DC

Jimmy Costello, Punakaiki, New Zealand

Sharon Mousel-Sparks

Patricia Coupe New Zealand

Donna M. Bungo St. Joseph Parish Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Joseph G Sauter, Jr Bridgeville, DE

Mrs. Elizabeth Rhodes

Carrie Jones of Oxford

Andrew Nelson, ND

Lucia Tirone, Paterson, NJ

Connie Hays. Kingwood TX

Louise Gray

Jon and Rebecca Fidero Front Royal, VA

Neil Whittington IndianaSusan & Michael Pohedra, Herndon, VA

Mary Beth Sawyer

Jim and Colleen Buechler

Elizabeth Poel, VA

Gerald B Mader, MD

Rod Hamar

Jim and Colleen Buechler, Jasper, Indiana

Noel Ballard TX

Ron and Pilar Jones Crossville, TN

Rachel Murphy

Deb Hoppe, South Carolina

Dcn. Robert F. & Dianne M. Ellis

Gisa George, New Zealand

Duncan Ownhouse

Helen & Richard Balogh, SC

John Sterett, Most Holy Trinity parish, Augusta, GA.

Margo Burke Fayetteville, GA

Thomas & Karyn Burt

Joanne Whalen, St. Paul, MN

Frank Quezada (Cursillista) Soledad, California

John McCullouch, Arizona

Alan & Lami Unterreiner, Meridian Idaho

Anna Halbrook

Johannes Posch, Halle(Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Aidan Kiley, Fairfield, CT

Liela Hathaway. Somerset. United Kingdom

Diane Hill, Alexandria, VA

Kathleen and Ralph Simon, Crosby, TX

Katherine Hathaway, Norway

Bronwyn Curtis

Maureen Stephens, Woodstock Il

Mary and Kevin Adley Glenview, Illinois

Jeanette Perrington, Manassas, Virginia

Ed Michael

Mary Ann Gurliaccio,Virginia

Laura E. Morris

Jason Gale OH

Bev Beselaere

David and Nichole Dillon, Nampa, Idaho

Larry Madoski - Huntington Beach, CA

Diane McNair, Huntington Beach, CA

Mary Ellen Van Dyke, St. John the Evangelist, Daylight, Indiana

Ron Davis San Antonio, Texas

Patricia Ruedas, Georgia

Chris Remmert North Carolina

Betty Sarratt Dallas, Texas

Ken Chascin, Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida

Mary Riley, Michigan

Jim and Mary Eusterbrock

Tom and Denise Fitzpatrick, Groton, MA

Lynn Petz, North Dakota

Charles Stratton Illinois

John and Kathryn Goetz. We are physicians in America's heartland.

Ron and Mary Bailey, Enid, Oklahoma

Marilyn Quirk

Tram Duong, Leavenworth WA

Sarah Parmeter and Jay Parmeter, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Katie Schneider, Oklahoma

Patricia Alvarez, California

Jim and Pat Althoff Phoenix, MD

Bernadette O’Heir

Brenda Voss

Sandra Paulley, Houston, Texas

Rachel Gast, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland

Melissa Belcher, South Africa

Dianne La Barre, New York

Mr & Mrs Roderick Hamar, Sandy Hook, CT

Sr. Jean-Marie Rowe, ocso Wrentham, MA

Ann Spencer, Wisconsin Rapids WI

Sunita Kottoor, Peoria, IL

Michael Randolph, Front Royal, VA

Bill and Jean Murray, North Dakota

Clare Fallon

Rachel Buckley

Loretta Costello

Mike Taraborelli, Cranston, R.I.

341 comments:

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Unknown said...

Please add my name to the list of signatories. You are absolutely correct.
Greg Strobel

Dave said...

Dear Bishop William Patrick Callahan,
Your Excellency:
If this letter from Mary Ann Kreitzer, President, Catholic Media Coalition doesn't sink in for you to STAND BEHIND and SUPPORT your most faithful priest Fr. James Altman, then I'm inclined to believe your soul is in great danger. I pray the Holy Spirit will enlighten you so you do what is righteous. Sincerely, in Christ, David J. Sabo

Unknown said...

Please add my name to this list as well. I support Fr. Altman 100%

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I'll gladly add your name, Unknow, but you'll have to send it.

Unknown said...

Please add my name to the list. Robert J. Muise, American Freedom Law Center.

Nancy Allen said...

Please add my name, and thank-you, Mrs. Dr. Nancy Allen

CJ Cimarossa said...

I would be honored to add my name to the list. God has, through Fr. Altman, moved many souls to action! Praise His Holy Name! Carol J. Cimarossa

Geneviève said...

Powerful message...thank you so much!
Québec Canada

Debbie said...

Thank you Mary Ann! You said it so well! Please add our names: Ben and Debbie Farias, Nacogdoches, TX.

Sharon Poulette said...

I wholeheartedly stand with Father Altman! He is a courageous and true Shepherd not afraid to speak the truth in face of persecution. Please add my name to this list. Sharon Poulette, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Biloxi, MS.

Dkf said...

Please add my name to the list. I totally support Fr Altman. He speaks Truth which pierces the heart. Darlene Francis

Veritas said...

Excellent letter, Mary Ann! You nailed it! Father Altman is one of my heroes. Thank you for penning this letter! Please add my name to the letter. Bonnie Borel-Donohue

homer acosta said...

I totally support Fr Altman! Thank you for this well articulated letter. Please add my name. Lillie Acosta Augusta, Ga

Unknown said...

Please add my name in support of this important feedback to one of our shepherds, who can hopefully listen to and benefit from experiencing "the smell of his flock" to paraphrase our Holy Father. Ken Reeb, MD. (A Wisconsin native who studied in La Crosse many years ago.) A pro-life parishioner at St Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill, NC.

Unknown said...

What a fantastic letter, you said everything that we were all thinking and wanting to say. May God bless your words. I hope the bishop repents or steps down for his cowardly words and actions. Shirley and Glenn Godfrey whispering pines,n.c. Please add us too.

Unknown said...

We support Father Altman! Please add our names Joey & Alexandrina Lozano Henderson, NV

Steve Schneider said...

Stephen Matthew Schneider, Holly Springs, NC

Mrs. Meredith Burl said...

Please add my name!

Chriss Rainey said...

Add my name. Chriss Rainey

Unknown said...

Well written letter. Please add my name to this letter to the archbishop. Thank you. Robert Ference, Wilmington, NC 28451

Julie Michalski said...

Dear Mary Ann,
Please add my name to your wonderful letter to Bishop Callahan. I cheered ever so loudly here in Erie, Pa!
Thank you,
Julie Michalski

Irishnurse67 said...

I wholeheartedly support Father Altman . His homilies inspire and encourage my belief in our true Catholic Faith . I have personally also contacted His Eminence to express my request that he commend instead of chastise this brave priest.
I continue to pray for Father Altman and also that his Bishop will support him.

Bill Raley said...

Great letter Mary Ann. Forceful but respectful. I love this man, Fr. Altman, and could listen to him all day. His Bishop is sinning in trying to suppress the truth of the Catholic Churchj of Jesus Christ and he may pay dearly for it at the end, but when you are a coward, well, your a coward. Please add my name and my wife as well.
Bill and Lucy Raley Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.
Thanks for what you do and God Bless.
Bill Raley

Susan said...

Please add Susan Schurdak. Also in the second bullet point, the comma after ”other” and before “hand” needs to go after hand. Truly an excellent letter!

mary g said...

Well done faithful servant of Christ. We must all rise up and defend our faith! Fr. Altman is a light for this darkness we are living in. Please add Todd and Mary (EMHC coordinator)Golder, St. Mary Church, Escondido, CA

Renee said...

Please add my name as well, so well written!
Renee M. Oakes, BA, FCP

Bonnir said...

Thank you Mary Ann for support of Father Altmanwhat a courageousPriest for saying what needs to be said. My daughther is a Catholic medical doctor on the Catholic Medical Association board and practices and promotess Catholic teachings. I really enjoy Father Altman sermons. We need more Priests like him.l Add my name and my
My husband, Ken to your wonderful letter to Bishop Callahan he is out of line. Bonnie and Ken Kuntz

Unknown said...

Dear Bishop Callahan,
I have been following Fr. Altman throughout the so-called pandemic. His purity of heart, his compassion for his flock, his orthodox love of the Church and the Blessed Mother, etc., all have kept me grounded during these troubled times. We are well aware of the moral bankruptcy of many members of the hierarchy. Why don't they get silenced? Why are you silencing a faithful priest who is merely telling the Truth? Jesus' "tone" wasn't always "nice," He became angry when it was necessary, calling them snakes and vipers. I guess Jesus was using the wrong tone.

We are angry. Fr. Altman is angry, because, as he points out, the Church seems to be doing NOTHING about correcting the moral issues so rampant in the Church. He is angry because too many wimpy bishops have just caved in to governors and mayors and closed the churches - just when we need God the most. He is angry because some high-ranking bishops are stupidly praising marxist-socialist-communist groups like BLM. The world has gone crazy; the Church, too? Sin does not exist for many pastors nowadays - at least I am not hearing it, except from priests like Fr. Altman.

Fr. Altman repeatedly praised you; we praised you, too, for your apparent support of him. You let him down.

Dear Bishop, follow your informed conscience. Stand up and be counted. Do not cave in to heretics like James Martin and his filthy ilk. Jesus accepted all sinners, but He told them to repent and sin no more. Martin celebrates their sin and, instead of helping them to live as faithful Christians, he wants to change the Church instead! Have we sunk so low? Why aren't bishops silencing him?

We, especially those of us who live in other states, need Fr. Altman to feed our thirsty souls. We want to hear the Truth and receive the spiritual guidance that he so perfectly gives. Do not punish him. Praise him.

Angela Del Casale
NJ

Unknown said...

Father Altman spoke truth. Thank God some are standing up for the most innocent and the most vulnerable. It gave many faith that some in our church can stand up and speak truth

J Perez said...

Dear Ms Kreitzer,

I must commend you on writing such a powerful and truthful letter. I would be honored if you would add my name to the letter. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Indeed Father Altman defies the meaning of Mr Burk's quote by being a Godly man that speaks the truth to all us that hear him. He must be allowed to continue doing his work.

Respectfully

Jesus Perez
Traditional Catholic
Denver, Colorado

Gloria said...

I tried to find a contact email for Bishop Callahan online to send my own letter supporting Fr Altman, but could not. (Perhaps the Bishop doesn't wish to be contacted.) Thank you Mary Ann for expressing all that I wanted to say in an open letter. Add my name and my husband's to the list. It's time faithful Catholics speak loudly and persistently until the bishops can hear us over the megaphones of the godless mass media and so called Catholic politians.
Paul and Gloria St. Amant
Lithia, Florida

JuneBug26 said...

Excellent letter! I do hope & pray that Bishop Callahan realizes that Fr Altman did not cause scandal; he only speaks the Truth, which is too hard for some Bishops to swallow.

Babette said...

Please add my name, Barbara Creager, to your open letter to Bishop Callahan. I’m in full support of Fr Altman and was surprised by Bishop Callahan’s response. Your letter details the issues perfectly. Fr Altman’s live-streaming should be restored as there is a great hunger for the truth. Many Catholic Churches are still severely restricted in #’s of attendees, hours of operation and sacraments available to the faithful. We need more courageous priests and bishops like Fr Altman.

Shiela said...

Thank you for this excellent letter. It says everything that my heart longs to say. Pls include our names: Mr and Mrs Eli and Shiela Nicart and children.

Unknown said...

Please add myname Esperanza Romero Our Lady of Perpetual Help McAllen, texas
Father Altman is a true shepherd. We need him. He is so brave. We need to imitate him and become bold everywhere we go.

JuneBug26 said...

Excellent letter! I hope & pray that Bishop Callahan realizes that Fr.Altman caused no scandal. He only speaks the Truth, which may be too hard for some Bishops to swallow.
Please add June Vendetti to the petition. Thank you

Leti said...

Please add my name to your list. Thank you

Letitia Makowski

Unknown said...

Please add Christine Yegan. Your letter was a masterpiece.

JoAnn said...

Please add JoAnn Kennedy.
Your letter is amazing and a real gift to the bishop. I pray he will do what is right and just.

Denise Gracias said...

Dear Susan,

Father Altman was the only light that kept me going during the lock down here in Toronto, Canada. While the clergy here bowed in submission to the government and health officials, it was Father Altman that gave me hope. His Homilies reminded me of St. John the Baptist and the Old Testament Prophets. I continue to listen to his every word from every Homily that becomes available....even now....because I do believe the worst is yet to come.

When I learned that the Bishop has reprimanded Father Altman so unjustly, I am sorry for myself...as I will no longer have anyone else to edify me during these trying times. However, I feel more sorry for the Bishop. He will have to answer to the Lord for this decision...for censoring a Priest who is doing what the Lord wants done...but few (like Father Mark Goring and Father Roger Altier and more) are doing. These Priests are risking all to go feed the flock, instead of hiding behind the government rules.

Please add my name to your letter. I will send this to others and ask them to do the same.

May God bless you and your family for your witness to Christ.

Denise Gracias

gpk said...

I support Father Altman for speaking the truth and proudly add my name to the list defending him! It’s sad that Bishops (decibels of the apostles) are afraid to speak the truth and condemn the evils of our day! Gerald Kneeshaw

Barbara Spencer said...

Excellent letter! You covered the most salient points with grace and respect. Please add my name Barbara Spencer, Mexico. Thank God for Fr. Altman.

Unknown said...

And mine. Joel Bautista of Glendale. Bishops are human and sinners just like us.

DW Thomas said...

Please add my name: Debra Thomas, Vacaville, Ca.

Unknown said...

Excellent letter expressing all of our views on this matter! Please add my name...Mary L Goumillout
Concord, NH
grammielu8@gmail.com

Louis P Prete said...

A great letter! Thank you for laying bare the hard truth most bishops do not want to hear. I pray your requests are heard, acknowledged and granted without delay. God Bless you and the work that you do.

Unknown said...

Christ faced death on a cross after saying what others found unpopular. Bishop Callahan, what are you afraid of? Know that the courage of Christ is so very liberating.
Francis Nevins, Hudson, FL

Unknown said...

Marcela Uribe Austin, TX
Thank you 🙏🏻!!

KO'Brien said...

Excellent letter! Please add my name
Kathleen O'Brien, Sierra Vista, Arizona

KO'Brien said...

Excellent letter! Please add my name. Thank you.
Kathleen O'Brien

Unknown said...

Please add my name: Don Volz, New Braunfels, TX

Finola said...

Finola Glassmoyer
Please add my name. Thank you for your letter.

Prolife7 said...

Please add my name, MaryLou Ortiz. Fr. Altman speaks like a true father who loves his sheep and wants to lead them to their ultimate goal, Heaven! We are tired of weak and timid Shepherds. Thank you Fr. Altman for being a faithful Shepherd!

Ginny Bailey said...

Please add my name to your letter. Fr. James Altman is a courageous shepherd concerned with the salvation of souls. Thank God for him. I pray for him daily.
Ginny Bailey, Las Cruces, NM

professor said...

Please add my name, and thank-you, Attila Revesz, Phoenix, AZ

Unknown said...

Thank you for your excellent letter in support of Fr. Altman. I pray the Bishop finds the courage to follow the path Fr. Altman has opened up. We stand for Jesus and the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church and need more outspoken leaders to proclaim the Truth. Please add my name.
Denise Blase

Unknown said...

Great letter. And great quotes. this is one of the great blessings COVID brought. We now love and know Fr James Altman. I love a great preacher. He says it how it is and he is teaching us. We want to be taught. He brings a JOY to my heart.
Add my name, Diane Keck, my Mother and Father ... Stephen and Rose Filipi

Unknown said...

Great letter. And great quotes. this is one of the great blessings COVID brought. We now love and know Fr James Altman. I love a great preacher. He says it how it is and he is teaching us. We want to be taught. He brings a JOY to my heart.
Add my name, Diane Keck, my Mother and Father ... Stephen and Rose Filipi

Joseph & Margaret Porto said...

We support Father Altman 100% and hope his Bishop has a change of heart ❤️ as so many souls are being touched and being empowered with Father Altman’s preaching and teachings to go forth and spread the Message of Christ. Only in eternity will we see the great impact he has has had on the souls brought to salvation. As Our Blessed Mother has asked us to pray for strength of faith and trust in the unconditional love of the Father. This is our prayer for the Bishop and for the entire body of Christ. To God be the glory.

Respectfully,
Joseph & Margaret Porto
Kingsville, ON
Canada

Sidonie Reynolds said...

Yeehaw! Thank you for such a wonderful letter. Please add my name: Sidonie Reynolds, Dallas, Tx

Sidonie Reynolds said...

Yeehaw! Incredible letter. Thank you from all of us members of the Holy, Catholic Church. Sidonie Reynolds, Dallas, Tx

JasCam1437 said...

Dear Bishop Callahan, Christ be with you.
My wife, Sheila, and I have a novena in-process for your Excellency! We are praying for you to be wholly enveloped in the theological virtue of ‘hope,’ and her two daughters of anger and courage! (St. Augustine)
We are including one of the better known Presidential quotes for your edification:
President Teddy Roosevelt
April 23, 1910
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
You, Bishop Callahan, are the Man in the Arena! Please, we beg you not to allow ‘critics’ to interfere with your pastoral support for Fr. Altman, his devotion to the Church, and the St. James the Less parish.
Viva Cristo Rey, Jim

Unknown said...

Thank you for this wonderful effort! Father Altman has inspired many Catholics and non-Catholics alike. (We actually first learned of him from our Baptist friend!)
Please add our names: Dennis Deering and Michele Deering, PhD, Anchorage, AK

StitchinGran said...

Thank you for writing this wonderful letter to express how we need faithful shepherds like Fr Altman, especially now! The enemy is trying his best to cause faithful Catholics to be without spiritual nourishment. Please return Fr Altman the sharing of his homilies online for the thousands of us that have devoured every word of Truth!
Judy Appelhanz

Samishkid said...

So Blessed to hear a joyful righteous Priest speak the truth. It seems few are willing to speak out
As they are always stepped on and silenced by the bishops. God bless you father. Just a plain old
God loving Catholic. Seems to be fewer around and this part of the reason. Ken Schacht

Samishkid said...

So Blessed to hear a joyful righteous Priest speak the truth. It seems few are willing to speak out
As they are always stepped on and silenced by the bishops. God bless you father. Just a plain old
God loving Catholic. Seems to be fewer around and this part of the reason. Ken Schacht

Martin V. said...

Please add my name to the letter. Thank you!
Martin Villa
Riverside, California

Unknown said...

My name is Bernadette Di Madonna and I approve this message! Please add my name to the list of signatories!

Unknown said...

Praise God for those who have the courage to speak the Truth. Please add my name to the letter. Joe Faust, St. Louis, MO

Elizabeth Rhodes said...

Please add my name to this excellent letter - written honestly in the style of Father Altman. Thank you!!
Mrs. Elizabeth Rhodes

Unknown said...

PLEASE ADD MY NAME TO THE LETTER Joseph G Sauter, Jr Bridgeville, DE

Donna M. Bungo said...

Excellent letter. I would also add..for the sake of the Gospel, I have lost my family. You know, the "I have not come to bring peace but a sword, set mother against daughter" Scripture. For love of my Lord, Jesus Christ, because I have told the truth, my family has shunned me. I found consolation in Fr. Altman's words that I had done the right thing, that the Kingdom comes first. Preach the Gospel whether convenient or inconvenient. Be prepared to give up everything to follow Jesus. Are you giving up everything to follow Jesus, Bishop? What are you clinging to that prevents you from giving all. money? prestige? advancement? promises to others? I certainly hope for your soul, you pick up your cross with joy. I hope you are willing to give up something at least as precious as my family is for the sake of Jesus. And I certainly hope, as witness to that end, you apologize to Fr. Altman and restore his complete freedom to live-stream Mass and preach the Gospel as his higher boss than you has commanded. Prayers for conversion.

And, on the flip side...I've spent several days on James Martin SJ's facebook page and the amount of heresy, dribble and "I want what I want" spewed by those culture "Catholics" just proves Fr. Altman's point. Bishops, like dearly beloved Bishop Strickland need to grab those people by the ears if necessary, stick their fingers in those ears and (Smack!) pray they be opened! 629,000 followers on James Martin's page while he leads them off the precipice and *crickets* from the church authorities. We are in a spiritual battle. And a great war you will get! St. Michael the Archangel, defend us. St. Joan of Arc, pray for us.
Please add my signature to your letter: Donna M. Bungo St. Joseph Parish Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Unknown said...

I love Father Altman's talks - they are a breath of fresh air and really touch our hearts and souls. Please add my name to the list of signatories.
Patricia Coupe
New Zealand

Paula Williams said...

New Zealand calling. We love Fr James Altman out here on the leading edge of the planet. What a marvellous priest and message. Keep up the great support and well done on your excellent message Mary Ann. Kia Kaha (Be strong) Jimmy Costello, Punakaiki, New Zealand.

Dennis Ferrara said...

Magnificent, truly magnificent. If possible, please add my name to the signers.

Dennis Ferrara, STD (CUA 1988)
Washington, DC

Margaret said...

Please add my name to your letter. Margaret Hans, Charlotte, NC
Thank you. God Bless.

Unknown said...

May Almighty God continue to bless Mary Anne Kreitzer. I, too, am an orthodox Roman Catholic born in an air raid shelter during WW11 in Malta with the DNA of Catholicism there established since St Paul was shipwrecked there in 60AD. Whilst I am appalled by Bishop Callahan's behaviour I am simultaneously not in the least surprised. This is the way of the world. Consider how our Lord and Redeemer was treated, even by His own viz., Judas Ischariot. Consider how the saints were treated - cf St Mother Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) here in Australia and her abominable treatment by a number of bishops, one of which excommunicated her. What a betrayal of the symbolical pallium handed to them at ordination.

Unknown said...

Could you please include my name, Leonard Attard, at the end of my post under lino2ster@gmail.com
I realised only after reading other posts that names are included at the conclusion.
I assumed my name would be transferred from my post.,

Unknown said...

Thank you Mary Ann Kreitzer for your letter, describing SO well the exact thoughts of orthodox Catholics in support of Father Altman.

Unknown said...

Please add my name to the letter.
Fons Janssen recently resigned from the position of campaign director 40 Daysforlife/melbourne
Australia after many years witnessing and praying .in front of an abortion facility in Melbourne.

Sunset said...

Please add my name to this letter. I support and pray for Fr . James Altman.
Finally a priest who will speak the truth.
Rosemary Costa
Sunset Beach, NC

John Bray said...

Please add my name.

John Bray, Nashua, NH

Unknown said...

I support Fr. Altman and his homilies. Fr. Altman loves us so much he is willing to risk persecution from those in power but decline to do their job of saving our souls. God bless you Fr. Altman.

the ace said...

My name is Robert Wallace...By there fruits, you will know them. We are the church militant, or at least we are supposed to be, especially during times such as these. Father Altman, is a voice crying in the wilderness and that wilderness is the church itself because of weak leaders. We need more Father Altman's crying loudly about the dangers to our very souls and the real consequences of an eternity in hell. Please add my name to the growing list of frustrated Catholics who demand the right to hear the truth. God bless Fr. Altman.

Unknown said...

My name is Kris Brost. Please add my name to this letter.

the ace said...

My name is Robert Wallace. Please add it to this long and growing list of frustrated Catholics who yearn for priests with the courage of Fr. Altman.

Unknown said...

Thankyou for having the courage to speak the truth, praying for all Roman Catholics to be given this grace, please add my name, L Costello (UK)

Catholic in CT said...

Please add our names to the list. Joe & Lori Myers, Madison, CT.

Unknown said...

I would be honored to add my name to this excellent letter. Praise God for people like yourself, who have the conviction and the courage to speak the truth, and the ability to express that truth so eloquently. Chris Kowalewski, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Email: kowalewski_chris@cogeco.ca

Dominic said...

God bless you and Father Altman. We, the faithful, need and love his voice. Mary Jo Valocchi

Unknown said...

Praying for an end to abortion, for Truth to be spoken and for the souls of those who fight against the Truth, especially those "in the Church" who deny Jesus. May the grace of God enlighten Bishop Callahan to Who is True and Good and Beautiful. Prayers for you Mary Anne and for Fr Altman.

Unknown said...

Father Altman is a hero. For 30 years I have been asking "Where are the bishops"? Writing their memoirs? Attending luncheons in each others' honor? I still don't have an answer.
Thomas Kolberg, Ordinary Sinner

Peggy Morris said...

Please add my name in support of Fr Altmann, Peggy Morris severna park, md

Unknown said...

Please add my name: Susan Valenti, Michigan

Unknown said...

Please add my name, 100% on point. Thank you for putting into words exactly the thoughts of so many. Marie Weimer. VA.

Chia said...

Lucia Tirone, Paterson, New Jersey

Shar said...

AMEN!

Unknown said...

Me too, I'd like to sign this letter:
Rudnei Wittmann, PhD, Saint-Jerome, QC - Canada
and also, an ordinary sinner.

Shar said...

please add my name, I also emailed you.
Sharon Mousel-Sparks thank you.
This letter is so beautiful! Thank you

Mary said...

Your powerful letter gave my aching heart the words we all need and the thoughts that will shape our readiness to speak out in our local situations as well. Deo gracias! Connie Hays. Kingwood TX

Andrew Nelson said...

Please add my name, Andrew Nelson, ND.
Thanks

Unknown said...

I support this courageous priest.

Carrie said...

God bless you for this letter!
Please add my name, Carrie Jones of Oxford, to the list of signatories.
With all my heart I agree with everything you have written in this letter to Fr Altman's bishop.

Chia said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this wonderful, well written open letter to the bishop.
I am very disheartened that Fr Altman was silenced and yet i shouldn’t be surprised as the many unfortunate cowards in the church will typically silence anyone who dares to speak the truth.
The world has not changed one bit !
“My people perish for lack of Knowledge”
PLEASE ADD MY NAME TO YOUR LIST.
Lucia Tirone, Paterson, NJ.

Ed Krommer, Jr. said...

The letter is totally appropriate & skillfully addressed the issues. I would add the importance of Church Hierarchy taking appropriate steps against the likes of James Martin SJ & his followers, NOT Fr. Altman who should receive praise & encouragement & be elevated to Bishop !!!!!!

Two Hearts said...

Please add my name.
Rachel Murphy

Ron Jones said...

Thank you for this wonderfully written letter. May God bless you in this endeavor! Please add our names:
Ron and Pilar Jones
Crossville, TN

Unknown said...

Thank you for your letter. Well said.

Noel Ballard

Unknown said...

Please add my name to the list.

Noel Ballard TX.

rodbfg said...

Please add my name to a sublist of Protestants who admire Catholic brothers who speak truth in charity. Exeter England

Quis Ut Deus said...

God bless you for writing this! I completely agree. Please add my name.

Rod Hamar

Dr Gerald Mader MD said...

Thank you for this letter, truth is hard to deny.

My wife and I were watching his homilies nearly daily for inspiration and hope. I am a Family Physician with 41 years experience and totally support his orthodox Catholic sermons. If only our Bishops had his courage the Dems wouldn't have a chance in November. Please add my name to your petition.

Vivo Christo Rey!

Gerald B Mader MD

Rebecca said...

Please add our names to this letter.

Jon and Rebecca Fidero
Front Royal, VA

Singalong said...

Mary Ann, beautifully done! Brava! Please add my name to the list.

Elizabeth Poel, VA

Mary Beth said...

Mary Beth Sawyer

ShoeboxSensations said...

Thank you so much for writing this letter to the Bishop. I agree with everything you have said so beautifully and sincerely. The TRUTH must not be stopped. We need more priests like Fr. Altman. I have shared this particular video with family/friends hoping those who are in darkness would see the light. PLEASE ADD MY NAME AND MY HUSBAND’s NAME TO YOUR LIST. Susan & Michael Pohedra, Herndon, VA God’s peace be with you.

Unknown said...

Please add my name to the list.
Neil Whittington Indiana

Unknown said...

What a powerful, excellent and beautiful letter. Please add our names, Jim and Colleen Buechler, to your letter. Thank you very much.

Unknown said...

Extra note: Jim and Colleen Buechler, Jasper, Indiana

Deb said...

Please add my name:
Deb Hoppe, South Carolina
Thank you!

Michael Randolph said...

Excellent letter. Please add my name: Michael Randolph, Front Royal, VA. Thank you, and God bless you.

SJK said...

Your letter to Bishop Callahan is outstanding. Thank you for your witness and your courage to speak up. I have also sent a letter via email to him, but will be honored if you would add my name to this open letter.

God bless,
Sunita Kottoor,
Peoria, IL

Unknown said...

Please add my name:
Ann Spencer, Wisconsin Rapids WI

Thank you so much!

sj-m said...

Please add my name to your letter. You have said everything that needs to be said and done it well, as a faithful Christian, Nazarene. I will reference this in my call to the Bishop! Now I understand WHY I haven't made my call!
Sr. Jean-Marie Rowe, ocso
Wrentham, MA

GLORAYKID said...

Please add these names: Mr & Mrs Roderick Hamar, Sandy Hook, CT.
May God bless you!

Dianne said...

Please add my name. I would be very honored to sign your letter. I completely agree with it. Thank you for writing such a hard-hitting letter. Dianne La Barre, New York.

Unknown said...

Please add my name to the list!
Melissa Belcher, South Africa

Unknown said...

Please add my name. Thank you and God Bless Fr. Altman.

Rachel Gast, M.D.; Baltimore, Maryland

S Paulley said...

Father Altman is absolutely correct. His statement gives me hope for our Church. Please add my name to your letter.
Sandra Paulley, Houston, Texas

Ssov said...

Add Brenda Voss

Unknown said...

Please add my name Bernadette O’Heir

Unknown said...

It's a sad state when the church hierarchy fails to defend the church militant.

Jim and Pat Althoff
Phoenix, MD

Patricia AF said...

I fully support Father Altman, please add my name!
Patricia Alvarez, California

Katie S said...

Please add my name
Katie Schneider, Oklahoma

Claudia urillas said...

Thank you for writing this letter, we need bishop to hear us that we support the truth of God and we don’t want the to silence the good pries . That we are in the side of the true gospel. And we want real food not junk food we are tired of that kind of food . We support Fr. James altman 100% and all those who speak the truth.

Sarah Parmeter said...

Please sign my husband and my name to the open letter. Sarah Parmeter and Jay Parmeter, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
God Bless and protect Fr Altman!

Unknown said...

Please add my name:
Tram Duong, Leavenworth WA
Thank you.

therealronbailey said...

Please add our names, Ron and Mary Bailey, Enid, Oklahoma. We support Fr. Altman and support defunding Bishops who do not support Catholic teaching.

Unknown said...

Thank you for your devotion to the TRUTH and dedication to the cause of Fr. Altman, an honest and courageous warrior for Christ. Please add our names to the list -John and Kathryn Goetz. We are physicians in America's heartland.

Unknown said...

I agree with and would like to add my name as a signer on this letter. God, please bless and protect Fr. Altman, Bishop Callahan,and Your Holy Church

Charles Stratton said...

In support of Father Altman and all that teach the truth.
Charles Stratton Illinois

Unknown said...

I add my name to the supporters and prayer warriors supporting Fr. Altman. I pray Bishop Callahan will prayerfully consider each word he reads. It's past time for the Church Militant to speak the truth no matter how politically "incorrect" it may be. This is a beautiful and well-thought letter, and I agree 100%. Lynn Petz, North Dakota

Dee Fitz said...

God Bless you!
Please add our names: Tom and Denise Fitzpatrick, Groton, MA

Dee Fitz said...

Wonderful letter! God bless you and please add our names:
Tom and Denise Fitzpatrick, Groton, MA

Unknown said...

Wonderful letter. Fr. Altman has done wonders for all Catholics. Please add our names (Jim and Mary Eusterbrock. Thank you.








Unknown said...

Please add my name: Mary Riley, Michigan

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Ken Chascin, Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida

Bet said...

Please add my name as signatory of this wonderful letter!
Betty Sarratt
Dallas, Texas

Chris said...

Please add my name! This letter addresses the issue so succinctly. Father Altman‘s sermons are like a spiritual oasis in the desert of what’s going on in the Church. He spoke the truth in his video. He said what all priests and bishops should be saying.
Chris Remmert
North Carolina

Patricia Ruedas said...

Please add my name
Patricia Ruedas, Georgia

Unknown said...

Thank you for doing this. I had personally sent a letter to Bishop Callahan and posted it at several Catholic Facebook sites.

Please add my name to the list.
Ron Davis
San Antonio, Texas

Unknown said...

Please add my name as I stand with Father James Altman. May name is Mary Ellen Van Dyke, St. John the Evangelist, Daylight, Indiana.

McMomX6 said...

Diane McNair, Huntington Beach, CA.

McMomX6 said...

Larry Madoski - Huntington Beach, CA

Unknown said...

What a beautiful defense of Fr Altman. We miss his homilies. Please add our names, David and Nichole Dillon, Nampa, Idaho. Thank you for your courage in expressing all of our thoughts about Fr Altman.

JASON G. said...

Thank you for standing up for Truth.

Please Add my name to you letter.

Jason Gale OH

Bev Beselaere Ontario Canada said...

Thank you so much Maryann for writing the Bishop and coming to the defense of Father John Altman. Your letter was well written and truthful and was done in Love for God and one of His Holy anointed priests. May Father John never be silenced. God bless and keep us close and protect us from evil both within and outside the church. Amen. Bev Beselaere

Unknown said...

Please add my name : Mary Ann Gurliaccio,Virginia
I am dismayed at the response of Bishop Callahan to Father Altman’s video, Bishop Callahan has not only shown disrespect to-a Priest who lives the faith but by his reprimand he is saying to the faithful...this Priest is not worthy of belief allowing many souls to fall into sin and voting for a man whose policies are against the teachings of the Church....How any cleric can justify a vote for Biden/Harris or a member the Democrat Party full well knowing that the Biden/ Harris team not only supports abortion which in itself is horrific but they support abortion up until birth and after birth which is infanticide. That is a dereliction of their duty and a betrayal of God almighty. Who are these men who can’t see that the murder of humans is an atrocity shared by Natzi Germany? .
This is not a matter strictly about an election but about morality about the sanctity of life..all issues flow from safeguarding life . It is a matter of the teachings of the Church..and instructing the faithful. I am sorry that Bishop Callahan felt a need to reprimand a Priest faithful to Christ and his Church. I will pray for Bishop Callahan but he needs to be reminded that it is HIS duty to safeguard his flock and and teach them that murder of innocence can not be tolerated nor can people support anyone who sanctions those atrocities.

Ed Michael said...

This blog says it all, I could not have said it better. I have been praying for Fr. Altman and his bishop that the out come will be positive. Praise the Lord!!
Ed Michael

anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this open letter. I would appreciate if you would add my name to the ever growing list of supporters.

Unknown said...

Thank you for your letter. Please add my name:

Jeanette Perrington, Manassas, Virginia

Thank you.

Unknown said...

Respectfully adding our names in support of Fr. James Altman,
Mary and Kevin Adley
Glenview, Illinois

anonymous said...

Please add my name to the list of growing supporters. Thank you so much for your right on point open letter.
Maureen Stephens, Woodstock Il

Bronwyn said...

Bronwyn Curtis

Katherine said...

Please add my name, Katherine Hathaway, Norway. Thank you.

Katherine said...

Please add my name, Katherine Hathaway, Norway. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Kathleen and Ralph Simon, Crosby, TX

Diane Hill said...

Is it any wonder Catholics are so confused when brave Priests who speak out are slapped down by their Bishop, God help those superiors who may have millstones around their necks, I pray for the intercession of St, John the Baptist for our brave Priests who speak out, Please include my name as a supporter of Fr. Altman,
Diane Hill

Liela said...

Wonderful letter. Please add my name to it. Liela Hathaway. Somerset. United Kingdom

akiley said...

Please add my name to the list. I stand with Fr. Altman!

Aidan Kiley, Fairfield, CT

Unknown said...

I am touched to see so much support for Father James Altman for proclaiming the truth and doing it so publicly! Many thanks to you also for supporting him in writing such a concise and challenging letter to Bishop William Callahan encouraging him to rescind his threatened consequences. Thank you for putting this into a public format for others to join and share their concerns too! Please add our names to your list supporting Father James Altman!!!
Alan & Lami Unterreiner, Meridian Idaho.

John McCullouch said...

Father Altman is a blessing and should serve as an example of what being a Priest looks like!
Please add my name:
John McCullouch, Arizona

John McCullouch said...

Father Altman is an example of what being a Priest should look like. He makes me proud to be Catholic.

Please add my name:
John McCullouch, Arizona

Frank said...

Please add my name to the list:

Frank Quezada (Cursillista)
Soledad, California

Thank you ��✝️

Joanne Whalen said...

Please add my name. Joanne Whalen, St. Paul, MN

Karyn B said...

Both my husband and I have been sickened by everything we have heard about our beautiful Catholic Church since Archbishop Vigano's testimony back in August 2018. We want our church back! Every single day we offer prayers that our Church be cleansed of all the evil that resides within, namely, the Bad Shepherds. We absolutely love Father Altman! How incredible it would be to have a priest so on fire to proclaim the Truth of our faith at our parish instead of priests who are afraid to offend people. How many times did Jesus say "Hypocrite" to people. Our Church, the Church of Nice, has "Protestanized" our faith, putting Jesus in a meadow handing out balloons. But the Orthodox Catholic Church is alive and well and we stand behind Father Altman and all clergy who speak the Truth! Bishop Callahan, as a Shepherd of Christ, why are you trying to lead the sheep over the cliff?

Karyn B said...

Forgot to include a resounding thank you for writing this letter (to the previously submitted comment). Please add our names:. Thomas & Karyn Burt

John S. said...

Thank you for your excellent letter in support of fr Altman. Please include my name as a signatory. John Sterett, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Augusta, GA.

Frank said...

Amen!!🙏

PrayerWalker said...

Please add my name:
Margo Burke
Fayetteville, GA

John S. said...

Thank you for your excellent letter in support of Fr Altman. Please add my name as a signatory. John Sterett, Most Holy Trinity parish, Augusta, GA.

Richard Balogh said...

Please add our names,

Helen & Richard Balogh, SC

Duncan said...

Duncan Ownhouse. I Stand With Father Altman

Gisa George said...

Hi
Please add my name

Gisa George, New Zealand

Jilly said...

Please add my name to the letter:

Dorothy Manuel
15/97 Albert Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Australia
Email: Dorothy.Manuel@svha.org.au

Thank you.

Ania said...

Anna Halbrook

Johannes Posch said...

Please add me: Johannes Posch, Halle(Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Laura E Morris said...

I stand with Fr James Altman!

Unknown said...

Marilyn Quirk
Thank you, I Agee with your letter!

Dawn said...

how may I add my signature? God bless

scragsma said...

I'm a nobody - no title other than LT, USNRet - but I applaud the letter and request my name be appended to it.

Thanks.

Kathleene M Daly, LT, USNRet, Suquamish WA

Unknown said...

What a beautiful defense of Fr Altman. We miss his homilies. Please add our names, David and Nichole Dillon, Nampa, Idaho. Thank you for your courage in expressing all of our thoughts about Fr Altman.

JMD said...

Please add my name Jessica Delia Philadelphia, PA

Joe Daues said...

I can certainly see why you are the president Mary Ann!
Please add me, Joe Daues, St Cletus Church st-charles Missouri

Aquinas Shrugged said...

Just reading the comments of my fellow faithful Catholics regarding this open letter gives me hope. Fr. Altman has inspired each of us who has come to this page (and doubtless many hundreds more who have not). Imagine if we each went out and spoke the truth the way Fr. Altman has. Imagine how we could change the "conversation" in the world!

Please add our names to your letter:

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Haywood

Unknown said...

Please add my name: Elvie M. Houck, Milwaukee, WI

Faithful Catholic said...

Please add my name to your wonderful letter.
Mary Jo Witte

dwolf said...

Please add my name. Diane Wolf, South Milwaukee, WI

Lynn Miller said...

Please add our names to the open letter to Bishop Callahan. Mr & Mrs S. Miller, Charlottesville VA

The Church Lady said...

I stand with Fr. James Altmann.

Roberta Sprague Schaefer, St. Teresa of Calcutta parish

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