The Miami New Times catches up with Fr. Alberto Cutié:
Alberto Cutie: Post-Catholic Padre
In the Miami New Times, by Gus Garcia-Roberts Thursday, Nov 24 2011
What’s it like to have your name be forever associated with the word canoodling? Father Alberto Cutié — priest, television personality, man who doesn’t mind getting a little sand in his shorts when he makes out on the beach — seems to be taking it in stride.
In case you haven’t spoken to your Hola!-subscribing abuelita since spring 2009, we’ll fill you in. Roman Catholic Miami padre Cutié, who rose to Latin American superstardom — and acquired the dubious nickname “Father Oprah” — by hosting a series of television and radio shows, was snapped by a Mexican tabloid photographer, well, canoodling with a woman on South Beach sands. Cutié admitted to a two-year affair with the woman, and within a month he had ditched the Archdiocese of Miami for the Episcopal Church. That beach lover — Ruhama Buni Canellis — is now his wife and mother to their new daughter.