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Newly Episcopalian “Father Oprah” Lands English-Language Talk Show

Father Alberto Cutié— Miami’s most popular formerly Catholic priest– is heading back to his TV roots, this time in English. Fox television is giving Father Albert, a life advice talk show, a shot, nearly two years since Cutie controversially left the priesthood (and, subsequently, his talk show host status on Telemundo) to start a family.

Cutie lost his position as a Catholic priest after a Spanish-language entertainment magazine photographed the celebrated clergyman cuddling with an unidentified lady on the beach in Miami in May 2009. In response to the scandal, Father Cutie left the Catholic priesthood, married the lady, and the proud dad now practices as an Episcopalian. His new show would mark a return to what originally made him famous: providing on-air life advice to peregrines and viewers. The NY Daily News reports:

“Daytime television could use a fresh face and a distinctive voice,” said Frank Cicha, senior vice president of programming at Fox TV Stations, in a statement. “We believe we’ve found one in Father Albert Cutié, whose unique perspective makes him perfect for this role.”

Each episode will be built around Cutié’s insight into current events, as well as interviews with special guests.

Father Cutie got in trouble yet again earlier this year while giving public statements to promote his new book, declaring that he believed homosexuality to be so pervasive in the church that “the [Catholic] Church would never be able to function” if gay clergymen were not allowed to serve.

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