Rev. Albert Cutie, known in Miami as “Father Oprah” for his popular radio program, has been taken off the air after allegedly laying hands on a woman at a bar and the beach. Pictures were found of Cutie embracing a women in what is a bit strange for a Catholic priest.
The Archdioscesan spokeswoman Mary Ross Agosta has announced that Cutie is on a prayerful journey. Cutie has apologized to his listeners on the archdiocese’s Radio Paz and Radio Peace broadcasts. He was also pastor of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Miami Beach.
The photos were published in the Spanish-language magazine TVnotas.
Earlier Tuesday, Archbishop John C. Favalora apologized to parishioners and listeners.
“Father Cutie’s actions cannot be condoned despite the good works he has done as a priest,” Favalora said in a statement. “Scandals such as this offer an occasion for the Church on all levels to examine our consciences regarding the integrity of our commitments to the Lord and to his Church.”
At least, if Father Cutie was cruising for women, he did not allegedly use church funds to enhance his appearance as with this minister.
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