Catholic priest sins, accepted as Anglican priest

An US American archbishop in Miami has criticized a well-known Catholic priest for converting to Anglicanism after he was caught having an affair with an unmarried lady.

A Catholic priest on duty, on Miami Beach
A Catholic priest on duty, on Miami Beach

Father Cutié was suspended from his parish and Catholic radio posts after photos of him with a woman were released by a tabloid Spanish-language magazine TVNotas.. Next, he joined the Episcopal Church last week at a ceremony at Miami’s Trinity Cathedral. The woman, 35 years of age, also became an Episcopalian in the same ceremony.

No longer Catholic, but an Anglican. But still a liar and a sinner, who need to change his ways.
No longer a Catholic sinner, but an Anglican. A liar who need to change his ways.

– I have decided to become part of a new spiritual family within the umbrella of Christianity, Fr Cutié said in a statement.

Angry Bishop

Catholic Archbishop Favalora said neither Fr Cutié nor Episcopal Bishop Leo Frade of Southeast Florida had told him that the priest was considering joining the Episcopal Church. Citing various sections of canon law, the archbishop said Fr Cutié had separated himself «from the communion of the Roman Catholic Church by professing erroneous faith and morals and refusing submission to the Holy Father».

– Illcit sacraments

Any sacraments he performs «would be illicit» and any Mass he celebrates «would be valid but illicit, meaning it does not meet a Catholic’s obligation».

The Associated Press said the Fr Cutié was expected to announce that he wants to be ordained as priest in the Anglican Church, and that he will marry his girlfriend; the Episcopal Church allows its priests to marry.

Source: The Catholic Herald of Britain.

My comment:

There is always a snake in Paradise.

Jokes aside.

I am not going tabloid, and would not have covered this story, if it could not teach us something about sin, marriages and priesthood.

The Catholic Church has so many doctrines that goes against the Bible, that Rome can not be branded as a Christian Church. One of this doctrines is a prohibition for priests to marry.

Not even the Pope can marry. Since only the Pope can release the priests from their celibacy, who can release the Pope?

Well, the correct answer is that only unmarried priests can become popes.

Even more bizarre is this doctrine, when we read that The Popes of Rome claims to be a unbroken record of successors of the Apostle Peter, who the Catholic Church claims was the first Bishop of Rome.

Since the Bible explains that Peter had a mother in law, we need to ask this question: Was Peter living in sin, or have the Catholic Church sinned by denying their Popes thereafter, including Cardinals, Bishop and priest to marry?

Since the Bible does allow priests to marry, there must be another reason behind this ban in Rome?

Is it so strange, that the Roman Catholic Church is an endless nightmare of homosexual and sex abuse scandals?

This does not make Fr Cutié innocent, nor the Anglican Church a safe haven for sex abusing priests. The Catholic priest in Miami who has fallen from grace has a bad character. If this Roman priest was honest, he would have resigned from his priesthood before he was caught by a photographer with his pants off.

And by the way: The word «sacrament» is not mentioned in the Bible. Nor can we find the word «Illcit sacraments».

3 thoughts on “Catholic priest sins, accepted as Anglican priest

  1. It is correct that the Priests / Bishops / heads of the Christian Church during the early days of Christianity were allowed to get married. But this does not nullify the Catholic Church’s law and teachings on clerical celibacy…

    To say that “The Catholic Church has so many doctrines that goes against the Bible […] One of this doctrines is a prohibition for priests to marry.” is evidence that the author of this post has poor understanding of the Catholic Church’s history. Most especially on the part when the Church decided to impose celibacy on the members of the clergy.

    Time and again, when people make claims on the basis of “sola scriptura” (soley on scriptures) the claims made causes harm to others…

    1. Dear Allan Santos

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      You wrote:

      It is correct that the Priests / Bishops / heads of the Christian Church during the early days of Christianity were allowed to get married. But this does not nullify the Catholic Church’s law and teachings on clerical celibacy…

      My reply:

      Since the Bible does not ban Christians from getting married, and even Peter the Apostle was married: A Church who ban people from marrying, make the word of God null and void. This is only one of many examples where the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has put her self above the scriptures.

      The worst claim made by the RCC, is that God has not put His signature on the Bible. Sealed the World of God. The Vatican claim the World of God can not be understood, the way it is written. Following human thinking called “traditions” seems to be a smarter way.

      The Pope has removed God’s signature from the Bible, and told his faithful to obey all kind of religious stuff. Its called RCC dogmas. When you remove God’s signature from the Bible, God will eventually remove His signature from your life. You loose your blessings. If you do not repent, you will surely be judged.

      1. 1- 1 Timothy 4:1-3: says that some give way to “doctrines of demons” by forbidding marriage. Isn’t that what the Church is doing by having a celibate clergy?

        Such an unbalanced idea of marriage is the opposite of the celibacy chosen by Catholic priests. Those who “renounce marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:12 NAB) do so not because marriage is bad, but precisely because its goodness makes its renunciation a valuable and generous gift to offer to God. After all, the goodness of a gift determines the value of the sacrifice. This is why the Israelites offered God their first-fruits, not their leftovers.

        The decision to remain celibate is freely chosen by seminarians, and it is not the Church that is forbidding them to marry. They may choose married or celibate life according to where the Lord is calling them. Making such a pledge of celibacy is not foreign to the New Testament. In fact, one chapter after Paul denounces those who forbid marriage, he mentions Christian widows who make a pledge of celibacy-and how they will incur condemnation if their sensuality estranges them from Christ by enticing them to marry. By reading Paul’s words on marriage and celibacy in context, it becomes clear that forbidding marriage is one thing and freely making a vow of virginity is another.

        Unfortunately, celibacy is often defined by what it gives up instead of what it embraces. Contrary to popular belief, celibacy does not mean that priests and nuns are unmarried. Mother Teresa said that someone once asked her if she was married. She replied in the affirmative-and added that her Spouse can be very demanding at times! What Christians often overlook is that earthly marriages are not eternal (Luke 20:35). They are a foreshadowing and a sign of that eternal wedding that will take place in heaven between the Church and Christ. Those who have consecrated their virginity to God are simply skipping the earthly sign and participating in the eternal marriage now. This is a beautiful witness to the world that there is more to life than the passing joys we know on earth.

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