This past week it was both refreshing and encouraging to listen to a homily given by a priest which focused on the immorality of Catholics who vote Democrat. I am referring to the homily given by Fr. James Altman of La Crosse, Wis. (see below).
In the homily Fr. Altman boldly explains the inconsistency of the Democratic Party platform with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the consequences for Catholics who vote Democratic. One would be hard pressed to find a faithful Catholic or any member of the Church hierarchy worth his salt who would disagree with what Fr. Altman said in his sermon.
The hard-hitting sermon garnered much support among faithful Catholics on the Internet and at the same time it hit a nerve among the so-called Catholic Democrats. As we went to press, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, was the only bishop who displayed the leadership and the courage to defend the good priest. He did so in a tweet posted last weekend:
Bishop Strickland reiterated his support for Fr. Altman in a follow-up email to Catholic News Agency, stating the following:
“I support Fr. James Altman’s video because I believe, not only Catholic Christians, but ALL God’s people must ask themselves some tough questions each time they prepare to cast their vote in any local, state, or national election. …