Daytime TV show for disgraced ‘Father Oprah’
January 27, 2011
A former Miami archdiocesan priest whose television, radio, and newspaper outreach extended to outlets as varied as Telemundo and EWTN will soon have his own syndicated daytime television talk show.
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 married the divorcee with whom he was having an affair.
Cutié’s show, which will air on Fox television stations this summer, will be called “Father Albert.”
- Fox, Debmar team on 'Father Albert' (Variety)
- ‘Father Oprah’ denounces Church in new book (CWN, 1/3/11)
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Posted by: voxfem -
Jan. 28, 2011 9:50 AM ET USA
When priests fall, Satan rejoices. Pray for this man's redemption. Blessed Mother, bring him back to the Church.
Posted by: -
Jan. 27, 2011 10:30 PM ET USA
Couldn't EWTN see something compromising in Fr. Cutie? I heard him on the Diane Rehm Show two weeks ago. He said that he never preached on contraception or homosexual relationships because he didn't believe in those teachings. Hummm, that omission should have been noticed.
Posted by: wojo425627 -
Jan. 27, 2011 8:50 AM ET USA
Disgraceful. Once again scandal is elevated to popular culture. A mans egoism and weakness are seen as strengths to be touted.
Posted by: DrJazz -
Jan. 27, 2011 5:54 AM ET USA
This is a textbook example of how to get on TV today; break a taboo by doing something sinful and/or bizarre, break a promise or two, blame others for your actions, hate on the Catholic Church, then cash the checks. Enjoy the benefits until the Judgment Day, Father.