Charming, hip and part of an influential Miami inner circle that includes celebrities, TV news personalities and slick power brokers, Father Alberto Cutié has always appeared to navigate with ease the disparate worlds of clergy and society.
''He was very comfortable at a party,'' said nightlife fixture Gingi Beltran, a real estate agent who regularly attended Cutié's Sunday evening Mass at St. Francis de Sales on South Beach. ``But he didn't drink. And you never got a sex vibe from him. If anything, maybe when he was in the room he would calm the situation. He's a very serious priest who demanded a lot of respect.''
But now everyone knows: Father Albert -- sometimes known as ''Father Hottie'' for his dashing good looks -- is in love. And he's not sorry.
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