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

'This is truly a setback for ecumenical relations and cooperation between us' said the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Miami Continue Reading

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  1. Poohbear
    5 years ago

    Fr. Cutie has been a personal disapointment as I had met him last fall in Pennsylvania where he recieved an award for beign a young leader in the Catholic Church. He stood there among some really holy people and accepted this award knowing he was committing a mortal sin over and over with this woman. Why didn't he step up as any man should and tell his bishop at the beginning of his affair and leave the church then and quietly and simply. No, he had to have a scandal by going out in a public beach. I hope he is happy, but I don't think his lady love will stick around.

  2. Just curious
    5 years ago

    It is interesting that an unfaithful ex-priest would run to another church to justify his relationship. I guess shopping isn't restrict to clothes but also to churches. In any event, don't condemn Father Cutie but pray for him.

  3. Cleo B
    5 years ago

    While it is sad that Fr.Cutie has officially broken with the Catholic Church, I feel it is an event that should lead the Catholic hierarchy to introspect on the attitudes towards erring members of the clergy.

    "In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas".

  4. GMV
    5 years ago

    Fr. Cutie needs to ponder the regret he may have over this affair if/when his marriage to Ruhama should break up as her previous marriage did, when the novelty wears off. Will she still be so irresistable when she is no longer forbidden fruit?

  5. Kabel
    5 years ago

    God forgive us, heal us, give us wisdom and unity. Amen

  6. Anna
    5 years ago

    What type of "woman of God" would seduce a priest? Something seriously is wrong with a church or a person that condones this type of behavior and calls lust love.

  7. Craig Mosetlha
    5 years ago

    There is only one Catholic Church, which professes one faith handed down by Apostles. The Roman Catholic Church does not have a broken line of apostolic succession. Anglicans are a "broken away" christian community. It is utilitarian since it listens and tolerates men and women who cannot conform to the Natural and divine law. i is better to lose unfaithful clergy than tolerate gay or married or non-celibate priests.

  8. Holly
    5 years ago

    Lance God Bless and were not casting stones here. EWTN is comformed to Traditional Catholic teaching which really hasnt changed in a little over 1800 years.
    If you read the Catechism of the Catholic Church you will understand Ecunemism from the Catholic Church.
    #820 Christ bestowed unity on his church from the beginning. This unity, we believe, subsists in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time.
    Christ always gives his Church the gift of unity but the Church must always pray and work to maintain, reinforce and perfect the unity that Christ wills for her. etc. etc.
    The desire to recover the unity of all Christians is a gift of Christ and a call of the Holy Spirit.
    Certain things are required in order to respond adequately to the call:
    -A permanent renewal of the church in greater fidelity of her voacation; such renewal is the driving force of movement toward unity.
    -Conversion of heart as the faithful try to live holier lives according to the Gospel for it is the unfaithfulness of the members of Christ's gift which causes divisions;
    -prayer in common because change of heart and holiness, along with public and private prayer for the unity of Christians, should be regarded as the soul of the whole ecumenical movement, and merits the name "spritual ecumenism;
    -fraternal knowledge of each other
    -ecumenical foundation of the faithful and especially of priests.
    -dialogue among theologians and meetings among Christians of the different churches and comminities,
    -collaboration among Christians in various areas of service to mankind. Human service is the idomatic phrase.
    Concern for achieving unity "involves the whole Church, faithful and clergy alike. But we must realize "that this holy objective--the reconcilitaion of all Christians in the unity of the one and only Church of Christ--transcends human powers and gifts. That is why we place our hope "in the prayer of Christ for the Church, in the love of the Father for us, and in the power of the Holy Spirit."

    So quite frankly its all boils down to prayer and the Holy Spirit when it comes to unity.

    If you get a chance read the Catechism as I have said.

    Its outstanding in theology, faith and reason based on the teaching of Jesus Christ back to the beginning.

  9. chaz
    5 years ago

    Fr. Cutie is obviously confessing publicly, NOT the customary private confession of the Roman Catholic Church. What could we know about individual Catholics if we were privy to all confessions. With all due respect to Roman Catholics, many are watching and remembering that those without sin should be the ones casting the "stones". Some believe that tolerance and forgiveness are part of the foundation of Christianity. The Episcopal Church is recognized as a Christian Religion.

  10. Lance Mullholland
    5 years ago

    Why would the Episcopalian bishop Leo Frade consult Roman Catholic Archbishop Favalora, when the Roman Catholic Church does not "recognize" Anglican apostolic succession of bishops? The Anglican Church also ordains females and openly gay men & women to the orders of Deacons, Priests & Bishops: how does this situation "set back" ecumenical relations ? I'm posting this as question worthy of discussion, not as a critical or "mean" comment. I really wish both churches would get along better, but from what I see on EWTN, the Roman Catholic Church is headed backwards in ecumenical efforts initiated with Vatican II (among other shocking retro-activities) I don't think that American Catholics are sold on what we're seeing on EWTN - it's a turn-off for potential converts as well as being tiresome for more inclusive, welcoming Roman Catholics...

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