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Traditional Catholic Faith => Crisis in the Church => Topic started by: Matthew on June 17, 2009, 03:06:07 PM

Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: Matthew on June 17, 2009, 03:06:07 PM
MIAMI, Florida -- Father Alberto Cutie, an internationally known Catholic priest who admitted having a romantic affair and breaking his vow of celibacy, was married this week in Miami, Florida.

Cutie, 40, announced last month that he was leaving the Catholic Church and joining the Episcopal Church.

A judge performed the marriage ceremony Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida, for Cutie and Ruhama B. Canellis, 35, according to Miami-Dade County court documents.

Cutie, whose name is pronounced koo-tee-AY, is a native of Puerto Rico, and Canellis was born in Guatemala.

He was received into the Episcopal Church on May 28 at Trinity Cathedral in Miami. He will pursue the priesthood in the Episcopalian faith, the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida said in a written statement. It was not immediately clear how long the process would take.

Cutie -- sometimes called "Father Oprah" because of the advice he's given on Spanish-language media -- shocked some in the Catholic community when photographs of him embracing a bathing-suit-clad woman emerged last month in TV Notas magazine.

He acknowledged having carried on a two-year relationship with the woman, who at that time had not been publicly identified.

"This is something I've struggled with," he told CNN in May. "I don't support the breaking of the celibacy promise."

Referring to his relationship with the woman, he said, "It looked like a frivolous thing on the beach, you know, and that's not what it is. It's something deeper than that."

After the photographs surfaced, Cutie was removed from his duties at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Miami Beach and on the Radio Paz and Radio Peace Networks.

Cutie had been president and general director of Pax Catholic Communications, home of Radio Paz and Radio Peace. He has also written newspaper advice columns and a self-help book, "Real Life, Real Love."

John C. Favalora, archbishop of the Catholic Church's Miami archdiocese, said last month that Cutie's actions have "caused a grave scandal within the Catholic Church."

Favalora also had harsh words for the Episcopal Church's decision to accept Cutie.

"This truly is a serious setback for ecumenical relations and cooperation between us," he said.
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: sedetrad on June 17, 2009, 04:26:58 PM
It could be objectively worse. He could be engaging in homosexual activity with other novus ordo priests or sodomizing little boys. At least, he is following the natural law with his sins.
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: sedetrad on June 17, 2009, 04:27:28 PM
He must be quite the rare bird in the novus ordo priesthood these days.
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: Matthew on June 17, 2009, 04:32:56 PM
Maybe so, but I wouldn't pat him on the back TOO much. He is still in grave danger for his salvation, for more reasons than one.

He decided to become a priest, and now he's leaving the priesthood AND the Faith itself. And for what? Because he can't seem to control his natural urges.

None of that bodes well for his eternal salvation.

I still think it's funny/ironic that his name is "Cutie" -- I know, it's supposed to be pronounced KOO - TEA - AY with the accent on the last syllable.

Matthew
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: sedetrad on June 17, 2009, 04:54:03 PM
The name is funny. Can you blame him for leaving the novus ordo priesthood with what he must see daily? He is not a SSPZ priest nor has he had their training in seminary.
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: sedetrad on June 17, 2009, 04:54:34 PM
SSPX
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: Dawn on June 17, 2009, 08:10:29 PM
He was an "expert" on John Paul's Theology of the Body, which I believe someday people will recognize to be on of the greatest evils written.
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: Matthew on June 17, 2009, 11:58:21 PM
Quote from: Dawn
He was an "expert" on John Paul's Theology of the Body, which I believe someday people will recognize to be on of the greatest evils written.


Really? That is interesting, in a sobering sort of way.

I never liked the sound of "Theology of the body", but this certainly is one more strike against it.

Matthew
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: DeMaistre on June 18, 2009, 01:00:37 AM
I just heard of "TOB" a few weeks ago, and I must say, I find it laughable.
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: trent13 on June 18, 2009, 03:36:36 PM
It just goes to show once again that "feel good" is the all important religion - if there is universally one thing that the majority of people would agree on it's that, "so long as it doesn't hurt someone else, if it feels good you have an inalienable right to do it."
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: Catholic Samurai on June 18, 2009, 05:37:47 PM
This apostate scum didnt keep his vow of celebacy, how the hell does he expect to keep his new marriage vows? In a year or two we will read a headline saying "Fr.Cutie: divorced by wife after scandal of infidelity surfaces".
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: CM on June 19, 2009, 01:50:31 AM
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None of that bodes well for his eternal salvation.


It means that he is on the road to hell, Matthew.  Say it with me: "Schismatics go to hell."
Title: Father Cutie gets married, becomes Episcopalian
Post by: DeMaistre on June 19, 2009, 07:28:21 PM
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Quote from: ChantCd
None of that bodes well for his eternal salvation.


It means that he is on the road to hell, Matthew.  Say it with me: "Schismatics go to hell."


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