Today we are hearing story-after-story about faithful priests being persecuted by their bishops for speaking the Truth. Fr. James Altman, Fr. Mark White and Fr. James Parker are just a few of the names that have most recently been in the news. A few months ago we published a story about persecuted priests that included other names such as Fr. Robert Altier, Fr. Mark Goring, Fr. Dan Nolan, Fr. Paul Kalchik, Fr. Eduard Perrone and Fr. Theodore Rothrock. And there are many additional examples of persecuted priests that never become public.
The time is now upon us in which priests are facing the ultimate dilemma – be obedient to their bishops who are unjustly trying to silence their voices or remain obedient to Jesus Christ. Today, thousands of souls are on the highway to hell because many priests who were entrusted with proclaiming the fullness of Truth of the Gospel are reluctant to do so for fear of retribution.
As Joshua proclaimed to the Israelites:
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
If you are a priest that is being persecuted by your bishop, please know there are faithful Catholics ready to support you. You can send us a confidential email explaining your situation and someone will be in touch.
Please pray for our persecuted priests to have the courage to remain faithful to Jesus Christ.