From The Diocese of La Crosse (via Rocco Palmo):

Father Altman responded:

This has been a long time coming.

From last September: Bishop issues statement on ‘fraternal correction’ of Father James Altman

From May: Bishop asks Father Altman to resign; priest vows fight 

And then this: Diocese of La Crosse statement on Father Altman

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: A priest posted this on Twitter tonight, and it bears repeating:

“Just a reminder: it is a tragedy for the entire Body of Christ when a priest puts himself into such a grave situation that his faculties are removed. This is not a time for gloating, finger pointing, or detraction. The Christian response is to love our brother and pray for him.”


Statement from Diocese on Father Altman

Read Father Altman’s “goodbye letter” to his flock