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Fr. Alberto Cutie Renounces his Catholic Faith and becomes an Episcopalian Comments

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  1. Wes Lisitza
    5 years ago

    Isn't it interesting that he broke from the Church only AFTER he was caught and photographed?

    How long would his scandal have continued, were he not caught, and how many other priests in our Church are being unfaithful in similar ways that are being over-looked?

    What more did he disagree with in the Catholic Church that made him feel that becoming a diaconate clergy member was incompatible with his beliefs? Clearly, if he wanted to be married, he could have just become a deacon, right?

    Just how long has he been scouting out this Episcopal Church, and what makes him think that he will be allowed to preach the things that he preached with the Catholic Church over there? Though they have "similar" beliefs, I'm quite certain that implies those beliefs are not EXACTLY the same.

    When a priest breaks from his commitment to the Church, is there a similar process to void his priesthood as there is for marriage (annulment)? In essence, what I'm asking is: if the promises he made in his sacrament of ordination were not genuine (such as violating specific vows), and he had no remorse for this, isn't this similar to violating terms in a contract, thus rendering it void? If this is true, how could he stay "a priest forever" upon willfully violating his promises?

    You'll have to understand that I work as an investigator, and aside from having to ask the RIGHT questions, I also have to view things from all aspects of the law (contractual, criminal, etc.). I'm up for any answers people might have (Deacon Fournier?).

  2. Brendan
    5 years ago

    Fr. Cutie has been misled. In his initial announcements, he talked about "the internal forum", which based on my experience is one's spiritual director, vocations director, etc. He was allowed to continue his process of separation by cheap grace what I will say is dubious "remission of sins" because his intention seemed to not be to repent. He then feels like he is not leaving The Church as if Catholicism is just a denomination. Where did this come from? False theology!

    Moreover, his "fiance" is divorced. I am assuming a valid marriage in the past. If this is the case, he is also entering into an adulterous relationship.

    May God Have Mercy on Fr. Cutie and those who led him to this choice!

  3. D
    5 years ago

    It is truly sad that a priest cannot repent. He is a catholic no matter how far he wishes to run. The damage is great and I hope he will wash his hands when he decides to give communion.

  4. Jay
    5 years ago

    Just a quick question, isn't Father Cutie still a Father. "You are a priest forever." His actions might be sad, but that doesn't do away the fact that he was changed into a priest of Jesus Christ. Let us pray for his speedy return to the Church.

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