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‘Father Oprah’ denounces Church in new book

January 03, 2011

A former Miami archdiocesan priest whose television, radio, and newspaper outreach extended to outlets as varied as Telemundo and EWTN has denounced the Church in a new book.

Alberto Cutié, whose public ministry in the Church ended following the publication of compromising photographs, renounced the Catholic faith and became a minister of the Episcopal Church. He also civilly married the divorcee with whom he was having an affair.

In his new book, Cutié calls the Catholic Church “misogynistic,” “disconnected,” 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,” he adds.


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  • Posted by: rpp - Jan. 06, 2011 12:13 PM ET USA

    It is interesting how his assertions about homosexuals and homosexuality in the clergy is accepted as fact without question or challenge.

  • Posted by: Caritas - Jan. 03, 2011 10:40 PM ET USA

    Is Cutié daring to criticize the Catholic Church? I guess we should not be surprised. In fact, we should rush to buy his book for the man probably knows what he's talking about, after all, he was an insider. But wait, perhaps believing him or buying his book is not such a good idea considering that Cutié conveniently became a minister of the Episcopal Church and married in a civil ceremony only after compromising photographs of he and his current wife were published.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 03, 2011 12:40 PM ET USA

    Why am I not surprised?