Catholic Church Full of Gay Priests, Claims Father Cutié

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For years, Father Alberto Cutié was one of the Catholic Church's most media savvy priests. His stints hosting and guesting on television and radio shows and doling out relationship advice in books and newspaper columns earned him the nickname "Father Oprah." Though, the media and his burgeoning celebrity became his ultimate undoing when pictures of him cavorting with a bikini clad lady appeared in a Spanish-language tabloid. Now, he's honing his media savvy on his former church in his no-holds-barred book, Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love.

The Miami Herald caught a sneak peek. In the book, Cutié slams the Church as misogynistic, hypocritical on homosexuality, and an "institution that continues to promote old ideas."

"There are so many homosexuals, both active and celibate, at all levels of clergy and Church hierarchy that the church would never be able to function if they were really to exclude all of them from ministry,'' Cutié writes.

Cutié eventually married that bikini-clad lady, now Ruhama Cutié; joined the Episcopal Church (an institution that allows homosexual priests); and recently welcomed his first child.

Unsurprisingly, he's critical on the Church's celibacy policy and blames it partially for the string of sex abuse scandals that have plagues the church.

He also take direct aim at former Miami Archbishop John Favalora "an aloof CEO'' with a "cold and rigid approach."

In other words, Cutié pulls few punches and this rare outpouring of grievances by a former priest should cause controversy.

Though, Cutié claims in the book he began to question much of the church's policy and teaching in 2003, it took years and a sex scandal (that, lets be honest, really shouldn't be classified as a sex scandal) to speak out. We wonder how many other priests in the Church secretly disagree with its policy? They certainly wouldn't be the only Catholics to doubt some of their Church's most controversial teachings.

[Herald: In new book, Cutié sharply critical of his old church]

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Regina Pacis
Regina Pacis

Hats off to Farther Cutie--at least there is one priest who dares to speak the truth.

Michael Kenny
Michael Kenny

I'm happy he's still able to be a priest - he hasn't done anything wrong...

supervelvet
supervelvet

Don't worry. Since everything is relative for Mr. Cutie. He will someday soon turn around and tell his mistress Ruhama that he is gay - a womna trapped in a man's body. This is something to expect from people who chose not to be bound by integrity.

atwas911
atwas911

Yes yes.. He's a nice guy.. BUT he still supports and works for a system that has been responsible for more human suffering than anything else.

There is no longer a statue of limitations.Rico laws allow entire gangs to be prosecuted for the actions of only one.

WHY ARE THEY NOT BEING CHARGED WITH THEIR CRIMES OF GENOCIDE!WHY ARE THEY NOT BEING CHARGED WITH THEIR CRIMES OF MASS CHILD RAPE!

Would we welcome a "new" Nazi party. "Don't mind us.. We're not the same as the one from years ago.. We've never personally murdered anyone".

HELL NO!

They support the same system and carry on the same traditions. They have just found its more politically acceptable to mentally torture society in mass so that they kill themselves rather than the church having to do it manually now days.

Whats the statue of limitations? When did it pass and allow for this virus that calls itself and organization to slither itself into present day free and clear of a death sentence?

H.O.T.
H.O.T.

I do wish the media would stop making this out to be "Church Policy", like it's some business entity with vastly variable rules. The overarching law of the Church is towards the salvation of souls, and we cannot pretend an evil is a good just because 'the world' says it's cool to ...whatever, sleep around, commit gay acts, murder babies: all of that that would be fundamentally against the sole mission of the Church: the redemption of sinners.

The positions of the Church on these matters derives directly from natural law illuminated by revelation. There's plenty of materials to anybody who looks, and anyone can figure out what it all means and why it is the way it is from the core documents (doctrine) and with a little bit of insight into the dogmatics. There's no magic or even deep 'faith' necessary for a lot of this stuff: it's definitional and common-sense rational.

That Fr. Cutie (God help us, with that name) didn't and hasn't yet figured it out either means he is woefully ignorant (probable) or intentionally ignoring the truths the Church teaches because they do not fit what he wants (also probable).

And, yes, a priest can be woefully ignorant of Catholic doctrine (which is universal truths, true for all times and in all places). God help us, some Bishops are too, sad to say.

DORIAN_MAIDA
DORIAN_MAIDA

YOU SHOULD BE EXILED FROM ANY CHURCHYou were a priest, you lied, denied your God, chose to act in the flesh instead of having faith that the truth would be the faithful way, now you slam the church? and the priest, i am glad you are happy, but would never follow you, believe you as you are a liar and hypocrite as stated below you were CAUGHT!!

Boetica
Boetica

The church is full of homosexuals, 98% of the sex abuse was same sex, but celibacy causes pedophilia? And this guy is supposed to be so smart?

Arch
Arch

Cutie is classless. He should have taken the high road and kept his mouth shut but instead the lure of money and a book deal has caused him to talk about the very same church the put him in situations and gave him opportunities to be successful. Never burn bridges Fr. Alberto!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

1. He is dishonest. Only turned against the church until he got busted.2. He's never been humble. As a seminarian he was already arrogant and way too much into himself.3. The TV and radio programs he did were entirely to promote his narcissistic image. Most of the money from that went to the Archdiocese's coffers. He didn't care. He just wanted to be famous.4. He knew exactly what he was getting into and what his tendencies were. He only rose so fast because he had a pretty face. The church is now paying for their own vanity.5. Much of the stuff on that book will not be shocking to anyone who does a little more than just Sunday mass. I would not buy it. Don't care to pay for his kid's pampers.

bdabos
bdabos

What surprises me is how little he knows about his faith in the Catholic Church. Seems he will do anything for money. There is nothing new of what he now claims; we all know that we are human. Much like a marriage, the church it has it's problems. Except for his marriage and his new church; I am so sure they are perfect! He is a Judas and sold us all down the river. All that glitters is not gold bro. Be careful of what you criticize because you will be subject to the same.

Tessiemarie11
Tessiemarie11

He is slamming the Catholic Church to sell some books, this guy does anything for fame and fortune. He is the biggest hypocrite.

Adelina Leon
Adelina Leon

I PREFER AND COMMENT FATHER ALBERTO FOR COMING OUT WITH THIS BOOK...I CANT WAIT TO GET IT! I WAS RAISED IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ND IN CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOLS...ALL OF THE NUNS WERE LESBIANS AND THE PRIST IN ONE OF THE SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN HAD SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS WITH SOME OF THE VERY YOUNG GIRLS IN THE BOARDING SCHOOL...SO ALL THAT YOU HEAR AND SEE ON TV IS ABSOLUTLY TRUE...WAHT A SHAME THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH STILL ON ITS CRIMES... IN MY HOME TOWN WE HAD AN AWESOME PRIEST THAT HAD FOUR CHILDREN (NOW ALL GROWN UP) AND HE WAS GREAT AND THE ENTIRE TOWN KNEW ABOUT IT...

Dickie07
Dickie07

Homosexuals in the Catholic Church??? Nooooo way!!!

Zoo29
Zoo29

Why did he stay in the Catholic Church for so long after he realized it was so corrupt? For the money? For exposure because he had a radio program and he was on TV as a priest? Only now is he agaist the Catholic church. He should have left it a long time ago. Before he was caught. It seems to me he just wants to sell books and make money while at it. Come on, be real Cutie!!!

palmharbor
palmharbor

The catholic church is primarily PASSIVE... they are passive about most things other than Abortion.

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Hulme Benjamin
Hulme Benjamin

Sounds like the church messed up and let a regular, cut and dry dude be a priest.

annie.p.meymar
annie.p.meymar

He needs to buy pampers for the babie. GO WORK FATHER OPRAH!!

GoodWolf
GoodWolf

This guy tells way more truth than the Pope does. If you dare to do that in the Catholic Church, you're on your way out.

carlos
carlos

I feel like this is a good to point out that God probably doesn't exist.

Estui2
Estui2

Well Leaving the Holy Church for him and getting a woman was his proof that he wasn't gay but it proved that he was a traitor and not man enough to keep his word to the Lord and his mother Church..mjm We will see when he betrays his Wife as well he did to God....however there might be many gays in the church but I bet they wouldn't betray God like the way He did...

SNAPJudy
SNAPJudy

Fr. Cutié is right - there's lots of corruption - sexual, financial, and otherwise - in the Catholic hierarchy. Let's hope that current and former church members and workers who know of or suspect misdeeds will come forward speakup, expose the truth, and contact police about any complaints of child sex abuse.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511snapjudy@gmail.com"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests"http://www.snapnetwork.org/

Stocad
Stocad

There are a whole bunch of straight priests too, being a priest means sacrificing the expression of that portion of your nature, whether you're gay or straight...

downsouth11
downsouth11

My question is why did he spend so many years in an organization that he disliked so muck. You come out with these things after you were caught on the beach with a long time lover. Leave the church beforehand instead of getting caught and then profiting off all your years in the church.

nicea
nicea

He, Mr. Cutie, was only expressing his human desire to experience human intimacy, a God given right for all humanity. The blessed Peter, founder of the Church in Rome, was married. Only Gregory VII, the so-called monk Hildebrand, as the Germany Emperor Henry IV acurately described him, would promote the false doctrine of priestly celebacy. This occurred in the 11th Century, not during the time of the formation of the Church. I am so happy I fled the false doctrine of Rome for the truth of the Orthodox faith.

Dorian_maida
Dorian_maida

OH AND BY THE WAY, the Episc church you now Rev is also full of gay guys, only they are tolerant, i went there, and that is ok, but remember ego leaves no room for God, it became all about you Cutie, there is NO DILEMMA, you are like the rest, out for a buck and using God as a means of getting it

ARGH!
ARGH!

CAPS LOCKS ARGGH!

Kaibelf
Kaibelf

Tell that to gay people.

Lgk95
Lgk95

let me guess HengTeets......you AREN'T Catholic...and NEVER were........typical of those who seem to speak like they have actual experience but don't. Just shooting off their mouth or jumping on the bandwagon.

Kaibelf
Kaibelf

Blah blah blah. Perhaps next you'll tell his child that he's a traitor? Your faith, and the way you use it as a weapon to judge others, make me sick. Shame on you for thinking that you are God's voice on earth.

Hulme Benjamin
Hulme Benjamin

I'm sure that The Lord wouldn't approve of keeping repressed sexuality to those in a position of trust and power.. Kim Jong Il and Quaddafi seem pretty fruity, in the closet, and people to worry about in the world today.

Jesus Raydel Sanchez Rodriguez
Jesus Raydel Sanchez Rodriguez

Of course not, Estui2, the pedophiles within the Church would not betray the Church and God the way Father Cutié did. Instead of having sex with a woman, they will abuse innocent children. Is that better in your opinion?

pc
pc

Yes, but it's not officially condemned as something unnatural, like homosexuality is.

Kaibelf
Kaibelf

Perhaps he wanted to help people through faith? Perhaps that's the whole point of the church? Perhaps the church should finally get with the program instead of being laughably behind the times? Remember how they were patting themselves on the back a few months ago because they said women could use condoms? Seriously. I'd rather have someone who is sexually active and a good person in my life than someone who is "celibate" and a child molester or someone who lives to bring misery to everyone else in the name of Christ.

Mixmistress
Mixmistress

My thoughts exactly. If he was so disgusted by traditional catholic rhetoric, he could have joined the Episcopal Church long ago. It took a scandal to drive him out. For a very long time, he was quite content to live a life of hypocrisy, preaching one way of life and practicing another.

Chris H
Chris H

In addition to the genuine internal struggle, and wanting to stick with the church for spiritual reasons, a lot of priests stick with the church after losing faith for very practical reasons: after spending years training to be a priest, how do you make a living in the real world? Is knowing how to say mass and give communion really something that you can use to get hired into a regular job? Much as I dislike the church, I feel real sympathy for priests who find themselves drifting away with few alternatives for supporting themselves.

Cutié I actually don't find to be hypocritical. He had expressed opposition to the Church's policy of celibacy for clergy before he was photographed at the beach, and didn't fight the revelations with lies and distortions.

Laramrtnz
Laramrtnz

The Catholic Church does not "condemn" homosexual priests or for that matter, homosexual laity. There are many homosexual priests--they are celibate. The priest you saw being carried by fireman on 9/11 is a great example of a wonderful man who ministered to the firemen and to gays--he was homosexual.

Priests take a vow of celibacy. Having sex on a beach is an indication of "Father" Cutie's character, nothing else. By having sex he was trying to "change things from within?" Give me a break. He was enjoying being a media darling and enjoying getting laid.

It's really an insult to one's intelligence to claim that Cutie was doing anything but expressing his own selfish desires while pretending to be something he is not. There would be absoutely no problem for him to leave the Church and join the Episcopalians. He chose to live a lie. Liars are people with character problems.

His "revelation" that there are homosexual priests is also a joke. Of course there are--one's sexual orientation is not a sin in the Catholic Church. The sin is lying about the vows you signed up to take--I am pretty sure the Church has no draft system in place. If you feel you must cavort on the beach with your girlfriend--don't sign up for celibacy.

Becoming a priest is like getting married. When you get caught breaking a solemn vow you took to be faithful, you can't turn around and claim that you are trying to "change antiquated ideas" by cheating. Would any woman buy that excuse from her husband?

downsouth11
downsouth11

I understand where you are coming from with your view, but it is not the case for Cutie. If he no longer was in line with the teachings he was representing he had more opportunities than anyone could imagine to do something else. There are many priests who can be found in your scenario, but look at what Cutie has done and is doing. He made a lot of money while with the Catholic Church and is making even more while ridiculing the institution that made him famous. That is extremely hypocritical in my eyes.

annie.p.meymar
annie.p.meymar

Chris, he is a joke! He lied for two years and open arms to people in pain. Not fair!

Chris H
Chris H

I think he could potentially be seen as naive for thinking that he could change the church from within, but that's not necessarily the same thing as being hypocritical. In the context of what church leaders who are considered to still be in good standing have done—including the Pope's latest attempt to blame child-raping priests on the sexual revolution—I find Cutié to generally be an honorable and ethical member of the clergy. And remember, as an atheist who sees very little honor in most religious organizations, that's saying quite a lot.

Chris H
Chris H

I feel comfortable in saying that lying pretty much comes in the job description. Cutié, I think, was much more honest than your average priest.

Jimbo2K7
Jimbo2K7

And the church has been lying for how long?

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