Cutié Gets New Faith, Fiancée

Cutié heads straight into the arms of the Episcopalians -- and a wife

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, May 29, 2009  |  Updated 5:45 AM EDT
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Priest Gets New Religion and Bride

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To the dismay of ladies everywhere, despite leaving the Catholic Church, Alberto Cutié is still off the market.

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Priest Gets New Religion and Bride

Alberto Cutie has traded in his Roman Catholic robe for an Episcopalian one. Oh, and he announced to the world he is engaged to be married.
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Disgraced priest Alberto Cutié has officially flipped faiths, abandoning the Catholic Church and heading straight into the arms of the Episcopalians.

In a press conference earlier today, Cutié started out with, what else, a psalm -- "Show me your way, oh Lord" -- then moved on to wax prophetic about always seeking God's path, how God is love and that he is always seeking that love.

And speaking of love, to the dismay of single ladies everywhere, despite leaving the Catholic Church, Cutié is still off the market.

Just after declaring his love for Episcopalians' looser guidelines, Cutié gave a shout out to his fiancée, curbing any questions on whether or not he was planning on making her an honest woman and not just that "chick in the bikini."

He also told his audience to respect the privacy of himself and his family, and not to dis the Catholic brothers who remain celibate.

Cutié, 40, was ousted from his Miami Beach parish after he was caught frollicking on the beach with a female companion by paparazzi.

The photos, 25 in all that showed him embracing the woman and with his hand down her swimsuit, were printed in Spanish-language magazine TV Notas.

The hanky panky priest confessed his love for the woman, reported to be 35-year-old divorced single mother Ruhama Canellis, on CBS' Early Show, and Canellis reciprocated her feelings for Cutié in a later statement.

Priests in the Episcopal Church are allowed to marry.

If you want to catch his first appearance in his new robes, Cutié will be doing his Episcopalian thing this Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park.

What would Jesus do? We think He'd get there early for a good seat.

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