Fr. Altman makes huge donation to help support ‘canceled’ priests

Altman said he was happy to help other priests have the resources they need to fight the "tyrants" who are silencing them.

Fr. James Altman delivers a check to Fr. John Lovell with the Coalition for Canceled Priests. (Coalition for Canceled Priests/Vimeo)

Fr. James Altman has just made a $100,000 donation to the newly launched Coalition for Canceled Priests.

The Coalition was established earlier this year to help priests who come under fire by their bishops for steadfastly preaching and practicing the Catholic faith.

Altman appeared with Coalition co-founder Fr. John Lovell in a video released Monday to make the announcement.

Altman stated that he was happy to help other priests have the resources to fight the “tyrants” who are silencing them.

He also joked with Lovell, who is from Rockford, Illinois, and is also without a parish, about being in the “freshman class” of canceled priests in the United States.

Altman rose to fame in 2020 after his video “You Cannot Be A Catholic and A Democrat” went viral. He was unceremoniously removed from St. James the Less parish in La Crosse, Wisconsin, earlier this month by Bishop William Callahan.

The Coalition for Canceled Priests has already awarded a $20,000 check to Fr. James Parker of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois.

Parker says he ran afoul of Bishop David Malloy not only after he instituted traditional liturgical practices in 2017 but when he welcomed Bishop Athanasius Schneider to his parish in 2019. He is currently without an assignment.

Fr. Lovell further said, “The Coalition is grateful to Fr. Altman for his unwavering support of canceled and warehoused priests.”

To learn more about the Coalition for Canceled Priests, visit their website


Stephen Kokx

Stephen Kokx, M.A., is a journalist for LifeSiteNews. He previously worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago under the late Francis Cardinal George. A former community college instructor, Stephen has written and spoken extensively about Catholic social teaching and politics. His essays have appeared in such outlets as Catholic Family News and