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Controversial Ex-Priest New Book: On Why 'I Not Only Disappointed Others But Also Myself'

01/04/2011 06:19 am 06:19:25 | Updated May 25, 2011

Cutié, 41, now an Episcopal priest, hopes to answer that question in Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love (Celebra; 320 pages; $25.95), on sale Jan. 4. In an interview with TIME, Cutié admits that "I not only disappointed others but also myself" by leading a double life as famous pastor and furtive paramour. Yet most Catholics, who continue dealing with crises like clerical sexual abuse of minors, shrugged at his indiscretion; and Cutié just as rightly notes that "there are much bigger problems in the church" than his otherwise healthy relationship with a consenting adult.

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