Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love by Albert Cutie

By Albert Cutie


He used to be a Roman Catholic priest whose love affair turned headline information. Now, he stocks his explosive story-in his personal words...

In this deeply own and debatable memoir, Father Albert Cutié tells concerning the devastating fight among upholding his sacred can provide as a clergyman and falling in love. Already conflicted with starting to be ideological alterations with the Church, Cutié was once compelled to without notice swap his lifestyles the day that he was once photographed at the seashore, embracing the girl he might later name his wife.

Once a poster boy of the Roman Catholic Church-loved and well known by way of millions-Cutié stumbled on that he used to be now not chuffed and ready to stay as a celibate priest, specifically having to shield the variety of positions he was once not in contract with. For years he saved his dating a mystery, whereas he soul searched and prayed for solutions. the affection that he deemed a blessing was once bringing him towards God, yet farther from the Church. In Dilemma, Cutié tells approximately breaking that promise, reigniting the very heated debate over obligatory celibacy for Catholic clergymen, starting a brand new lifestyle and studying a brand new manner of serving God.

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In many ways, it was much like any college, with classes, hours spent in the library, and friendships forged along the way. m. m. At the time I attended seminary, men of all ages were en­ rolled. Men in their thirties and even men who were older than my father sat next to me in class. They had more problems with the curfew and some of the other rules than I did. At eighteen, I was a sponge, enjoying the structure and discipline. Anyway, whenever I needed a break, it was easy to slip home to visit friends and family, since my parish was just down the road.

I was sure that nothing could make me stray from my mission to serve Him. Seeing all of this happen within the ranks of present and future Church leaders was not all bad for me. I decided that God was using this time of eye-opening new knowledge for good: It was sowing the seeds that would later blossom into my greater understanding of humanity. As I began to witness the brokenness and struggles among my fellow classmates and priests, I found that I could feel compassion for them and for others with similar issues.

In this room, you can dress like that with no problem, but don’t get used to it,” my roommate warned. ” I had no idea what he meant. It was only later in the year that I realized my roommate was referring to the presence of a number of promiscuous gay men in the seminary. The first time I ever heard any of these young gay semi­ 24 D IL E M M A narians use slang words and expressions of a homosexual na­ ture, I had to ask around to find out what they meant. I really had no clue! I soon discovered that they had nicknames for ev­ erything and everyone, including a bishop who was sexually involved with some of his seminarians.

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