The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So practice and observe everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. Matt. 23:2&3
They brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, where the high priest interrogated them. 28 We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us responsible for this man’s blood.But Peter and the other apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men. Acts 5:27-29
“ Let priests take care not to accept from the liberal any ideas which, under the mask of good, pretend to reconcile justice with iniquity. Liberal Catholics are wolves in sheep’s clothing. The priest must unveil to the people their perfidious plot, their iniquitous design. You will be called Papist, clerical, retrograde, intolerant, but pay no heed to the derision and mockery of the wicked. Have courage; you must never yield, nor is there any need to yield. You must go into the attack whole-heartedly, not in secret but in public, not behind barred doors, but in the open, in the view of all.” – Pope St. Pius X"
When I say to the wicked, `O wicked man , you will surely die ,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin* , and I will hold you accountable for his blood. Ezekiel 3:18
With these passages in mind, isn’t Fr. James Altman obeying God rather than man?