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The former priest who caused a scandal last year is back in the news.

From the Miami Herald:

alberto_cutie.jpgRuhama Buni Cutié, wife of Miami celebrity priest Alberto Cutié, gave birth to Camila Victoria Cutie on Tuesday.

“We…take this opportunity to thank our family, church community and friends for your love and support,” Alberto said in an email announcement on Thursday.

“There is great joy in being a Father, who is also a ‘father.’ We are truly blessed!” he said.

Alberto, who was famously photographed by a tabloid while kissing Buni on a South Florida beach last year and left the Roman Catholic church to marry her as an Episcopalian, is also about to release a book.

“Dilemma: A Priest’s Struggle with Faith and Love,” due out Jan. 4, promises to tell of the conflicts simmering in the priest’s life — he now leads the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park — as the Roman Catholic faith he grew up in became increasingly at odds with his spiritual views and romantic desires.

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