March 10, 2006

Priest forbidden to go on Web, radio

Chicago Tribune

Published March 10, 2006

ST. PAUL -- The archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul ordered a prominent conservative priest to stop posting his sermons on the Web and broadcasting them on Roman Catholic radio.

Rev. Robert Altier of St. Agnes Church has spoken against a sex-abuse prevention program taught in the archdiocese, including to schoolchildren.

Such programs were required by U.S. bishops in response to cases of sex abuse by clergy, but some critics say they are too explicit and infringe on parents' role in teaching their children about sex, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Posted by kshaw at March 10, 2006 08:18 AM