Five years after he left the Catholic Church under a cloud of scandal, the Father talks about fatherhood.
From Huffington Post:
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” recently caught up with Cutié to see what has happened in the years following his marriage. The priest has since taken on another new role: dad.
“This is Albert, he’s 2 years old. And Camilla’s about 3-and-a-half now. And Christian is 19, going on 20. Even though he’s not my biological son, he’s my son in every other way,” Cutié says in the above video, introducing his new family members. “So, you see we have our hands full now!”
Being a parent has given Cutié a new appreciation for his life’s work. “Being a father is an incredible experience. People called me ‘Father’ for many years, but being a biological father and being a spiritual father are very different things,” he says with a smile.Cutié views being a married priest as a blessing and shares his big regret. “As I look back, I wish I would have said it sooner. I wish I would have come out and done everything that I was really planning,” he admits.
Over the course of the last five years, Cutié also says that he has received daily letters and phone calls from other priests who are in love. “It always makes me think, ‘Wow, my situation has helped someone else,'” he says. “It just fills my heart with joy… I always tell people, ‘If you have something good that’s in your heart that you’ve got to say, just say it and move on.’ There’s such a great, great power in learning to move on.”
Read more and watch a video of him here.