Cutie details his once-secret relationship and speaks candidly about his former church in a new book, “Dilemma: A Priest’s Struggle with Faith and Love.”
He writes he became disillusioned with “bishops too concerned with their own images” during child sex-abuse crises. The church often abandons priests accused of sexual crimes “to sink or swim,” he said.
The 41-year-old says church leaders secretly accept homosexual and heterosexual relationships among priests but disapproved of his because it became public.
“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,” Cutie writes.
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This is a sad story and I will pray for this priest. He is right about a few things he wrote but over all, his calling was to the celibate priestly life. He knew when he was ordained that priests don’t marry after their ordination. God will be his judge on why he left the True Church. May the Divine Mercy be in his soul!