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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. D
    5 years ago

    We have all broken vows and sinned. If you are Catholic you confess, ask for forgiveness and repent. That is what is missing and why we are all unsettled about this.

  2. Nancy
    5 years ago

    How many posters here are divorced (broken vows)? How many have had sex before marriage? How many have been unfaithful to their spouses? How many have tweaked their taxes? "Judge not lest ye be judged" You all know about the line in the sand drawn by Christ...

  3. Maryanne Linkes
    5 years ago

    Catholics, please learn your faith. How heartbreaking it is that Fr. Cutie has crucified Jesus again by leaving the faith. Once a priest, always a priest. Unfortunately, even if priests were able to be married, his "fiance" is divorced and one is not permitted to marry a divorced person. Please look this up in the Bible if you don't believe this. Fr. Albert made a vow to Jesus and took Holy Mother Church as his bride. So he walked out of one vow. Is that what he thinks about vows? You walk out when temptations abound. Please pray for him and make reparations to our Lord.

  4. James
    5 years ago

    Keeping a vow of celibacy is really a challenge against all temptations and need dettermination, commitment and perseverance. Since Fr. Cutie has broken his vow, better for him to leave the priestly life and settle down as a family. What is he actually looking for in his life? Only he himself can answer.

  5. Magdalena
    5 years ago

    Personally I am very happy for Fr. Cutie and know that he will continue to bring people to Christ. I think that Fr. Cutie has sincerely prayed about his situation and that the Holy Spirit has released him from his celibacy vows. Fr. Cutie vows were made to Jesus Christ and to serve his church which he will still be able to do as an Anglican priest. He was not married to the Pope and so does not need the Pope's permission to marry. It is sad that the Catholic church pushed him out but I am sure that many of Fr. Cutie's parishioners are also very happy for him and hope that God continues to bless him.

  6. Robert Mazzella
    5 years ago

    The Archbishop of Miami considers this incident a setback in ecumenical relations--a subject which, quite frankly, I couldn't care less about.

  7. Jerry
    5 years ago

    Surely it’s time for serious Catholics to stop worrying over those adults who choose to leave the Catholic Church for movements that tell them what they want to hear as opposed to the truth.

    Most of the world is ignorant about what the Catholic Church really teaches. Father Cutie is not one of those people. Let’s concentrate on evangelizing those people who are ignorant of Catholic teaching and let be those who know but reject the teachings of the Catholic Church.

    Episcopal Bishop Leo Frade seems to believe in that old fairy tale about the Church consisting of three Catholic branches: Episcopal/Anglican, Roman, and Greek. I didn’t know anybody still believed such nonsense these days.
    The Catholic Encyclopedia has a detailed discussion on the term “Catholic” here:

    And a discussion on the term “Roman” with reference to the Church can be found here:

  8. angelfish
    5 years ago

    I have watched Fr. Cutie's videos online and always thought of him as sincere and committed to his Catholic faith. HA! I am SO distressed by his actions. He says that he still believes that celibacy is good, but by "joining" the Episcopalians and not just leaving the RC church to be with his girlfriend, he is telling me that he DOESN'T believe in celibacy. This affair has been going on for two years; I don't know who initiated it, but when SHE noticed that something was going on, she should have nipped the whole thing in the bud, instead of leading Fr. Cutie' astray. I know we all are sinners, but causing a priest to break his vows is not something I would ever want on my conscience. And he knew the rules before he started to play the game.
    By his logic, a married person should be able to act on and perpetuate an attraction to an extra-marital partner. How absurd! Forgive my rambling, but this whole affair (no pun intended) has left me upset and dumbfounded.

  9. Dan Caraballo
    5 years ago

    Not sure if this will be posted since what I am about to say will sound controversial: Fr. Alberto definitely mishandled himself. He should have left the priesthood ahead of dating the woman with whom he was discovered and avoided the scandal. But what is going on with Archbishop Favalora? This article states he had no idea of the intentions of Fr. Alberto, who during his hour-long interview on Univision stated repeatedly he was in love with this woman and wanted to marry her. Surely the archbishop knew. If not, he needs to revisit his relationships with all the priests in his diocese to see what else is going on in Miami.

  10. John
    5 years ago

    Dear Bishop, Fr. Cutie Left the Catholic Church. It's that simple!We know very well that the Anglican,(Episcopal) Church did not exist before the year 1550.Plus, it does not accept the Pope as the head,of the Church.( Peter, upon you I will build my Church) Words of Christ to Peter the head of the Church.

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