Anti-Fr. Altmann Bp. Callahan Failed to Offer a "Fraternal Correction" to his long-time Colleague, Disgraced Weakland who Covered-up Sex Abuse
La Crosse diocese Fr. James Altmann in his YouTube viral video rightly said: “You can not be Catholic and be a Democrat. Period.”
LifeSiteNews, on February 18, 2009, reported that Catholic Pope Benedict XVI "rebuked" Democrat Nancy Pelosi for being pro-abortion:
"[L]eft-leaning Papal watcher... correspondent John Allen, who writes for the [pro-abortion] National Catholic Reporter, noted that 'routine Vatican declarations after diplomatic meetings also generally sum up the range of issues discussed rather than concentrating on a particular point. In that sense, the statement can only be read as a rejection of Pelosi's statements last summer, and, in general, of her argument that it's acceptable for Catholics in public life to take a pro-choice position.'" (LifeSiteNews.com, "Pope [Benedict] Rebuked Pelosi, Told Her Catholic Legislators Obligated to Protect Life: No Pelosi/Pope photos permitted, February 18, 2009)
Apparently rejecting the position of pro-life Pope Benedict on pro-abortion Democrats, Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse attacked Fr. Altmann saying "he will attempt fraternal correction before imposing canonical penalties or taking other formal steps in the matter, and acknowledged that the priest had inflicted a 'wound' upon the Church." [https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/09/09/la-crosse-bishop-to-correct-catholics-cant-be-democrats-priest/]
The Badger Catholic posted that Bishop Callahan in a "report from May 13, 2009" that Callahan failed to offer a "fraternal correction" to a long-time colleague of his, the disgraced heretical Archbishop Rembert Weakland:
Callahan said he talked to Former Archbishop Weakland last week, but despite his knowledge of the book, it was not discussed.[ummm that's a bit strange] Callahan, who's known Weakland for years, said he's surprised by Weakland's admission that he is gay. [....soooo, he wasn't aware he had an affair with a male college student whom he paid millions out of diocesan funds??] “I think it caught me off guard. It was not necessarily something I was ready to hear coming from the Archbishop,” Callahan said. [none of us were ready, but "caught off guard" by that revelation?]
WISN 12 News asked Callahan if he thinks the Archdiocese can move on beyond the things Weakland left behind.“Certainly, without a doubt, certainly. The church has moved on for centuries with saints and sinners, and that's Jesus' intention,” Callahan said. [Note Well:]Callahan said Weakland’s legacy in the church is not just his mistakes but also some of the good he did, including shaping the modern mass. He does not expect the Vatican to weight in on the book. [http://badgercatholic.blogspot.com/2010/05/auxiliary-bishop-william-callahan.html?m=1]
Moreover, Callahan failed to offer a "fraternal correction" to his long time colleague Weakland for "shredd[ing] reports about sexual abuse by priests during his tenure as head of the Milwaukee archdiocese, according to sworn testimony":
Archbishop Rembert Weakland shredded reports about sexual abuse by priests during his tenure as head of the Milwaukee archdiocese, according to sworn testimony that came to light this week. In depositions taken in the 1990s, the former archbishop admitted that he regularly destroyed documentation of abuse complaints. A victims’ group—the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP—has asked local prosecutors to investigate whether criminal charges against Weakland would be appropriate. SNAP has asked Archbishop-elect Jerome Listecki, the incoming head of the Milwaukee archdiocese, to denounce Weakland’s behavior.
Archbishop Weakland resigned in 2002 after revelations that he had paid over $400,000 to a man who claimed to be his former lover. [https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=4803]
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.