Episcopal Church Would Welcome Embattled Priest
Father Alberto Cutié Was Caught On Camera Kissing And Hugging A Woman
May 8, 2009
MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) ― The spiritual leader and head of the Episcopal church in South Florida tells CBS4 he believes that popular Catholic priest Alberto Cutié will make a decision soon to become an Episcopal priest.
The Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, told CBS4's Peter D'Oench he's spoken twice with Father Cutié at length since the provocative photos surfaced in TV NOTAS Magazine, showing Cutie kissing and caressing 35-year-old Ruhama Canellis on the beach.
"I think the issue for Father Cutie is one of celibacy," said Bishop Frade. Celibacy is required of Catholic priests. It is not required of Episcopal priests. the rest