Reportedly, Fr. Altier a priest serving at St. Agnes in St. Paul, Minnesota has been silenced by his bishop Harry Flynn. Fr. Altier was known to be a straight shooter who told it like it was, hence his problems with the Chancery. It appears (though this has not been confirmed) that he was silenced over his opposition to the diocesan sex education program for children that masquerades as sex abuse prevention. Details here. I like to think of it as a razor in an apple. You may not see the dangers and the evils immediately but it's there and the damage will be severe.
From Fr. Altier's website on the censure:
"In obedient compliance with the expressed written request of Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Father Altier’s homilies and spiritual presentations can no longer be published on www.desertvoice.org or broadcast on Relevant Radio. Please be assured that this action of the archbishop is not related to any scandal or sexual misconduct on the part of Father Robert Altier. We regret any inconvenience and humbly ask for your prayers."
Fr. Altier on priests:
"Priests are into materialism and worldliness. And if you want the material, you can't have the spiritual. Priests have gotten into a lot of worldliness."
Father Alitier on the Church:
"I got sick and tired of all the lies. I just laid it out. There are three groups that have infiltrated the Church, the Masons, the Communists, and the homosexuals, who came in 1924," he alleges. "85 percent of all the abuse cases are homosexual. There is rank homosexuality. Homosexuals chose the best and brightest and best looking and put them into the priesthood."
"I think because people don't want to deal with sin," he says. "The loss of the sense of sin is one of the great tragedies of our time. They don't want to deal with the idea that God would allow any kind of purification. We focus on His mercy so much that we forget His justice. The devil is resisting the idea of chastisement. If we can explain it scientifically, it denies the spirituality of an event, and what the devil desires most is to remain hidden. Certainly he is going to be involved in some of these things, whether directly or from chaos at spiritual level. He is inspiring chaos at spiritual level.
Fr. Altier will be in our prayers and we would like to introduce him to Fr. David Mullen of St. Brendan's parish in Bellingham, MA. They have a lot in common.
Strange that no one in Canada is calling for the silencing of a certain groups of priests that I vaguely remember.