Fr Altman: Monsters in Mitres, & Millstones…

Fr Altman: Monsters in Mitres, & Millstones…

Is there a “Fr Altman” anywhere in the UK? Even one priest who will speak out in protest against unfaithful bishops here – the “Monsters in Mitres”?

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Comments (29)

  • Athanasius

    Fr. Altman sure knows how to coin an appropriate phrase, for “Monsters in Mitres” is precisely what a great many of the hierarchy are. How we could be doing with a priest like Fr. Altman running the SSPX in the UK, preferably based in Glasgow. This is a priest who is on fire with zeal for the Church and for souls and he doesn’t hide his outrage at the clerical diplomats, who are really wolves in sheep’s clothing. I doubt there will be many like Fr. Altman left in the world, although I note cautiously that the ones who are beginning to speak out forcefully now are modern priests and bishops who are returning to the Traditional faith. I can think of two off the top of my head in Glasgow whose holy zeal leaves many longtime Traditional priests in the shade.

    October 2, 2021 at 1:01 am
    • Fidelis


      I totally agree that we need more priests like Fr Altman. “Monsters in Mitres” is a fantastic sound-bite and I hope it catches on because it is, as you say, an appropriate phrase for these faithless bishops who are working for the other side, they are not Godly men, by any stretch of the imagination.

      You are lucky to have two priests in Glasgow with “holy zeal” – other parts of the country, especially Galloway, are spiritual deserts.

      October 2, 2021 at 11:14 am
      • editor


        I agree with you agreeing with Athanasius! We definitely need fewer “monsters in mitres” and that will only come about when we have more “Father Altmans” so to speak. As for the soundbite catching on – it’s already caught on with me and with moi! Big time! The Loch Ness Monster is no more – replaced by “monsters in mitres”!

        October 2, 2021 at 12:38 pm
    • editor


      I could not agree more. We definitely lack priests of the kind of zeal and fighting spirit displayed by Father Altman in the above clip. Sadly, though, I can’t see any Scots priests joining the Coalition for Cancelled Priests any time soon. “Thus far and no further will I go” seems to be the motto.

      Still, one lives and one hopes… And one speaks very posh English for a Scot 😀

      October 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm
      • Athanasius


        I think any Scots priest who had an inclination to join the coalition for cancelled priests would think twice about making the leap, because they would be immediately cancelled by their apostate bishops and have their parishes taken from them. Mind you, with this new anti-TLM document of Francis now in circulation it seems reasonable to suppose that many of them will soon lose their parishes anyway.

        My real problem right now is with the so-called Traditional priests – so silent and so accommodating in the present evil climate. I expected a lot more from them.

        October 2, 2021 at 12:58 pm
      • Laura


        I wonder why the traditional priests are not challenging what is going on and are even advocating the vaccine! I heard a friend saying recently that her traditional priest told her we have a duty to protect others! I couldn’t believe my ears. Where does this “protection” end? Why are they behaving and speaking like this? For those of us who don’t attend traditional churches (just “traditional leaning”) do your priests ever speak about the whole weaponizing of this virus, do they see it as Fatima unfolding?

        October 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm
    • Nicky


      I, for one, can’t think of a more appropriate label for our bishops than “monsters in mitres”. That’s a classic.

      I’ve read on other threads that the SSPX are none too zealous and that’s a shock. There must be something askew in their seminary training (you can always rely on me to state the bleedin obvious, LOL!)

      October 2, 2021 at 12:48 pm
  • Lily

    I thoroughly enjoyed that talk by Fr Altman. He is a character, and a very good speaker.

    It was quite a surprise to know that Mel Gibson was in the audience and interesting to see how tactfully Father got round the problem of seeming to condone his public sin, by focusing on his film, The Passion of the Christ, and quoting Gibson as admitting himself that he’s a sinner. That was refreshing. These days, you just expect the bowing and scraping to a famous figure, claiming it would be uncharitable to draw attention to the sin. Well, Father got round that nicely, IMHO.

    “Monsters in Mitres” is exactly right. That’s what the majority of today’s bishops are and they will definitely get the millstones if they don’t repent.

    October 2, 2021 at 11:21 am
    • editor


      Yes, that was a clever way of acknowledging the presence of Mel Gibson without appearing to condone his (sadly) publicly sinful lifestyle.

      And again – yes: I presume there will be no shortage of millstones available for these monsters in mitres when the time comes. Tragic. Classic examples of what might have been…

      October 2, 2021 at 12:36 pm
    • Laura


      Fr Altman is a very good speaker and he has a sense of humour, which adds to the enjoyment. I’m not so sure I agree about Mel Gibson, though – I think it would have been better not to mention him publicly, since his adultery is so notorious. Apart from that, it was a great talk.

      October 2, 2021 at 1:01 pm
  • Fidelis

    I meant to mention that today is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels and I hope we all have a devotion to our individual angel. It would be good to pray to Fr Altman’s Guardian Angel for him, and so his bishop’s Guardian Angel, as well, to open his eyes to the damage he’s doing. Happy Feast everyone!

    October 2, 2021 at 11:27 am
    • editor

      Thank you, Fidelis, for that reminder of today’s Feast. It was remiss of me not to mention it in the introduction. By way of reparation, I’m now posting the lovely hymn to the Guardian Angels.

      A very happy Feast Day everyone!

      October 2, 2021 at 12:32 pm
      • Nicky


        I love that hymn and it’s ages since I’ve heard it so thanks for posting. It’s beautiful, so touching and brings back memories of childhood.

        October 2, 2021 at 12:44 pm
      • Laura


        I loved that hymn as a child and it’s years since I heard it so I’m glad you posted it today – thanks.

        October 2, 2021 at 1:03 pm
      • Elizabeth

        Editor, May I add my thanks too? It is such a beautiful hymn. Re Fr Altman, how I wish we had priests here with his courage and devotion. I will never understand how the bishops closed our churches or why they prevented priests for caring for the sick and dying. I have no time for men in mitres.

        October 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm
      • editor

        Elizabeth, Nicky and Laura,

        Glad to oblige and pleased that you all love that hymn, as I do myself. I had the pleasure of spending time with my little 8 year Great-Niece a few days ago, and was touched when she told me that her prayers, morning and at bedtime, include the prayer(s) to her Guardian Angel. Beautiful.

        I have to add that she is also a very good mimic. She’s seen her brothers impersonate Donald Trump so often that she took me by surprise when she told me that I was “the best, the very best auntie, the very best” in authentic Trump style and intonation. I laughed heartily and then did a couple of short “interviews” which I texted to some friends who replied “what a hoot!”; “hilarious” and similar. I had no idea how to make a video using my phone – so she taught me! Not exactly the shrinking violet!

        So, don’t think that she’s so heavenly minded she’s no earthly use – she just might win an Emmy Award some day… or find employment in PC World 😀

        October 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm
    • Athanasius


      Our great leader (Red Nicola) would tell us that we have no need for guardian angels while the SNP control our affairs. I have no doubt that would be suggested to her by her fallen angel!

      October 2, 2021 at 1:01 pm
      • Laura


        LOL! That’s so true!

        October 2, 2021 at 1:02 pm
  • crofterlady

    I’m a great fan of Fr. Altman and try to listen to his sermons whilst I prepare dinner. He’s holy, zealous and oh so funny. Relegating faithless monsters in mitres to the bowels of Hell, if they don’t repent, always reminds me of Dante’s Inferno where he places them upside down in pillars, pillars of the Church……..

    I was utterly shocked at the stance taken by the SSPX priests over the “vaccine”. I don’t understand why, I really don’t. Has anyone heard an explanation for this stance?

    As for Mel Gibson, I didn’t know about his adultery. I unsterstood him to be a Catholic father of 7 children.

    I think there’s a difference between the US bishops and our lot. The US has some excellent ones and some downright public sinners such as Wuerl and Cupich. Bad men with no consciences or moral compasses. I don’t think we have any excellent ones but neither do we have bad men, unless you count Cardinal O’Brien, R.I.P. Ours are simply weak men of straw for the most part.

    October 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm
    • editor


      “The US has some excellent [bishops] and some downright public sinners such as Wuerl and Cupich. Bad men with no consciences or moral compasses. I don’t think we have any excellent ones but neither do we have bad men, unless you count Cardinal O’Brien, R.I.P. Ours are simply weak men of straw for the most part.”

      You reckon? Don’t speak too soon…

      October 2, 2021 at 3:24 pm
      • crofterlady

        Can you elaborate please?

        October 2, 2021 at 10:52 pm
      • editor


        I did elaborate slightly in the current (September) newsletter and will elaborate a little more (but just a little more) in the forthcoming November edition. Until then, nope!

        October 2, 2021 at 11:27 pm
    • editor


      Mel Gibson had more than the 7 children of his marriage. He also had a couple of children with his “partners” – this from his Wikipedia page…

      Spouse(s) Robyn Moore​ ​(m. 1980; div. 2011)​
      Partner(s) Oksana Grigorieva (2009–2010) / Rosalind Ross (2014–present)
      Children 9.

      Between Gibson and Biden shouting their “Catholic Faith” from the rooftops while manifestly living in public sin, I’m beginning to think there ought to be a new novena launched invoking Our Lady of perpetual suckers (I’ve stolen that from A.N. Other – couldn’t resist!) Do they really think they’re fooling God?

      October 2, 2021 at 11:41 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Fr Altman must be wondering what He Fought for ( as far as St James the Less is concerned) when He got Sacked by His Useless Bishop, as the Catholic Media News says that the Congregation in St James the Less practically have done nothing. This is a Man who not only was thrown out of His Home but also His Parents Home . Surely their should have been at least some Protest from His home Congregation. Yet as far as Catholic news says ,the so called Catholic Congregation seem to have done nothing. I actually was lucky to catch the Whole Cancelled Priests gathering live . And it was good to see Mel Gibson back to the Faith. I know like many of us ( myself certainly included) he had his Demons to fight.

    As for me now calling Bergoglio , Horror Bergoglio it actually came from this Video of Fr Altman as I actually at the time thought that Fr Altman had called Him Horror Bergoglio. Of course Fr Altman is still trying to keep in with Jorge Bergoglio ( only Joking) . Going back to the Congregation in St James the Less , all their Financial Contributions should be going for Cancelled Priests. Thank God that the Good Catholics around the World have contributed around $500.000 for these Good Men.
    Also going back to my Own Parish. Am not saying that am special, but I know the Evil of Horror Bergoglio and His Lavender Puppets. Also our own Priests Brother stays with Him and I know that where He to talk out about our useless Bishop Cancelling Our Sunday Mass of Ages ,then He would be removed. Am giving Him the Benefit of the doubt and saying that He knows that, and to be Honest I wouldn’t like to lose Our Thursday Latin Mass. Probably all on here in their Own Parishes see the Praise ,and Practically near Worship of Bergoglio. As I said on another Post . 2 Weeks ago I went in to a Good friend of Mines Home and Pride in Place in the Living Room was a Picture of Horror himself. I said to Him ” Do you realise the Damage that Man is doing to Our Catholic Church “. I regard my friend and his wife as Good Catholics. ” He’s a great Man ,doing great work ” said He .
    What is it that these people see that I don’t. Or what is it that I see and they do not.
    O and BTW in my Parish I believe only 2 Priests know how to say the Latin Mass . Question. Is it the same within your Dioceses.

    October 2, 2021 at 5:10 pm
    • editor


      I’m surprised at what you say about Father’s parishioners – that’s not how it was when he was first “in trouble” The parishioners sprung into supportive action. But for them, I don’t think we’d know anything about him. I’ve seen interviews where they are full of praise for him and righteous condemnation of the bishop.

      You been on the lemonade again? 😀

      October 2, 2021 at 6:56 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Yes ED their were some ,and I know many went to that Conference of Cancelled Priests . But I suspect that very many of them were Catholics from other Parishes that went to Fr Altmans Latin Mass . I know that I have more time than you to read His Posts, and before His Useless Bishop Sacked Him He praised the Many out of His Town who came to His Latin Mass .
        Much like in my own Parish as when Approximately 40 to 50 were attending our Latin Mass only a Few a very very Few I E –4 at the most came from our own Parish. O and BTW that number is actually pushing the boat out.

        October 3, 2021 at 11:50 am
  • Josephine

    Father Altman for next Archbishop of Glasgow! If only we had even one priest of his calibre. I loved his talk and “monsters in mitres” is the soundbite to beat all soundbites!

    Editor, can you not invite him to Glasgow to give us a talk? I remember the bishops were none too pleased when Father Gruner came (RIP) but they’d be livid out of their minds if Father Altman came, LOL!

    October 2, 2021 at 8:58 pm
    • crofterlady

      Yea, excellent. Invite him!

      October 2, 2021 at 10:57 pm
      • editor

        Josephine and Crofterlady,

        I’ve been surprised at how many people are asking when we intend to hold a conference. We’re ready and willing but afraid of history repeating itself, with a last minute cancellation due to unexpected lockdown. So, we ‘ve decided to wait until it’s clear whether or not we are going into a winter lockdown (expected, signed Sincerely Sceptical… ) If we’re wrong on that, all the rest being equal, we just might have an announcement in the January or March editions. Stay tuned!

        October 2, 2021 at 11:25 pm

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