Except he never really went away.
In 2006 Fr. Altier was reassigned from his position at St. Agnes in St. Paul, Minnesota to a more obscure assignment as a hospital chaplain. Likewise he was more or less 'silenced' for his objections to VIRTUS training proposed by the Archbishop and Archdiocesan leaders sometime back in 2005-2006. In other words his homilies could not be published and I think he was asked not to appear on radio, or something to that effect. At any rate he has kept a fairly low public profile since that time. (Fr. Altier set the record straight in 2006 here.)
Ten years after:
His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:
Effective November 1, 2015
- Reverend Robert Altier, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Goodhue, and the parish cluster of the Church of Saint Michael in Pine Island and the Church of Saint Paul in Zumbrota.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. - St. Teresa of Avila
Fr. Altier is living proof of St. Teresa's prayer.
He's an excellent priest. Thanks be to God.
Ed. note: Nothing has been scheduled or announced yet, but I'm willing to bet pilgrimages will begin next spring. What?