By the way most Catholic bishops have been asking, you'd think Our Lord said somewhere in Scripture, "Thou shalt dialogue."
It's been one of the biggest excuses by bishops, spineless and spiteful alike, to suppress or water down the Catholic Church's teaching. And despite a massive exodus of people from the Church — owing to the absence of proper doctrinal teaching, feminine liturgies becoming the norm and homosexual priest scandals — bishops are still claiming everything is just fine.
More and more faithful Catholics are waking up to just how bad things really are in the Church with social media playing a big part in it.
In August 2020, Fr. James Altman became the talk of the Catholic internet when he said:
Here is a memo to clueless baptized Catholics. You cannot be Catholic and be a Democrat — period! Their party platform absolutely is against everything the Catholic Church teaches. So just quit pretending that you're Catholic [if you] vote Democrat. Repent of your support of that party and its platform or face the fires of Hell.
And now Fr. Altman is being booted from his parish by his bishop for saying things that the bishops should have been proclaiming from the rooftops. Only one of the hierarchy has spoken out in support of Fr. Altman, Texas bishop Joseph Strickland.
"It's no wonder the faithful have lost confidence in the bishops because so many of them did such a horrible job on the [priest sexual predation] scandal," Altman warned.
He continued, "And still to this day [they] don't say anything about the worst miscreants, but they will get all over a priest, instantly, who simply speaks the truth. Shame on the hierarchy who covers up truth through a conspiracy of fear."
But to most American bishops, being blunt and just putting the truth out there is impossible. If they haven't grown numb and indifferent to the truth, then they don't have the desire to proclaim it. They seem to forget they are successors of the Apostles, all but one of whom shed their blood for the gospel.
What's especially terrible is that while the bishops are silent or proclaim a man-made gospel, real souls are falling into Hell due to the truth being withheld from them. Our Lord said, "To whom much has been given, much will be required. And of those to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be asked."
To those people who have had a glimpse behind the curtain, bishops being outright evil, petty and vengeful is nothing new. When the cameras are around they are all smiles. They know what lingo to use, whether they gather with faithful Catholics or heterodox self-described Catholics. They have been like that for decades.
In his video, Altman called some of the bishops "proud and arrogant" because he, like others, has seen how these prelates are when they are behind closed doors.
He warns them to "straighten up and straighten out this mess they created ... before they lose yet more faithful to the fastest-growing denomination in the United States — ex-Catholics."
Learn more by watching The Download—Thou Shalt Dialogue.