Fr James Altman “Buck Breaking” and a warning about sitting on the fence

The great David L. Gray. Superb. I love it. Yes, what is happening is that slitting the throat of Father Altman is meant to send a message to other priests who might be a little scared to preach boldly. They should just continue sitting on the fence.

Speaking of fences, a story comes to mind. Down in the Down Under, Australia, I was sent to a parish to fix the problems left by the previous priest, serious problems, problems which came about because he insisted on siting on the fence.

The wonderful church ladies cornered me just as I was driving into town to my new parish, they not knowing me and vice versa. They just had to tell me a story to make sure I wouldn’t be sitting on any fences. They said they had reprimanded the previous priest for sitting on the fence, and warned him about why that’s never a good idea these days. Why? he asked. Because, they said, fences these days are made with razor wire, you know, concertina.


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7 responses to “Fr James Altman “Buck Breaking” and a warning about sitting on the fence

  1. nancyv

    Watched this yesterday, and David Gray doesn’t hold back. Thanks for posting this! It really is a call to getting off the fence to all of us.

  2. nancyv

    p.s. I hope you are still resting!!!!! for the best recovery.

  3. sanfelipe007

    Amen! Thanks be to god for David L. Gray. That was intense.

  4. Dianna

    My heart actually hurts to see Satan take over the Church…from the very top of the pile. I have seen over and over, good priests and people ridiculed, labeled and persecuted for preaching the Word of God. I have seen Fr. Clay Hunt lose his “faculties” for failing to not back away from the truth. Our “holiness” Garcia-Siller slit his throat…he socializes with the higher ups, lives in a mansion and “buck breaks” all who disagree. Its a travesty, its a sin. Many I speak to are angry at me for even questioning the bishops and pope. After all, they are annointed…wrong! Their sins have nullified their office. Cannot mock the Almighty. Yes, now Satan is running wild. His time will come and he will be cast out with all his minions, resist and get off the fence! Donate to help these priests, put their story out there, refuse to be part of this sin. Pray for Fr Altman, Fr. Clay and all priests taken away from their pulpit. Even pray for Callahan and Francis that their eyes are open. Be alert and learn to say enough…God Bless you Fr George…you are a beacon – maybe in their crosshairs. I am praying for you 🙏

  5. Gina Nakagawa

    This is so refreshing. He is telling it exactly like it is. We need more people like him. The situation is so sad, but it is so important.

  6. Jura Ashley

    Father Byers, we pray you are better.
    Do you think our bishop will ever allow you to have a few sessions to answer questions many have about our Church?
    I’ll bet it would be well attended. We thank you for your loyalty to Jesus and our Church. Blessings!

    • Father George David Byers

      Not that I know anything. Let’s see how this plays out a little in the midst of Pope Framcis’ latest move.

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