In this interview, Fr. Albert reminds us that spreading the Gospel, via broadcast or Internet is not just a good idea, but central to the Christian vocation. Be inspired by this energetic voice.
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Now is the time to take advantage of the huge interest level among many people of all things spiritual – so says Fr. Albert Cutie, whose work in broadcast earned him the nickname ‘Fr. Oprah.’ Today Albert is an Episcopal priest running a parish in South Florida but still writing articles and dabbling in the broadcast world. He’s convinced that more church leaders need to get into the public eye as well. Here are notes from the interview:
You Are a Communicator
Ditch the ‘no time, no talent’ excuses and recover a sense of your vocational identity, says Fr. Albert. Remember Moses wasn’t cut out for the job either. ‘Go ye…’ in Matthew 28 is all the equipment we need to step out an speak to a needy world, it’s not talent that sends us but our vocation.
Exposing ourselves to a wider cross-section of the world by joining and contributing to larger gatherings of spiritual leaders is inspiring and invigorating. What keeps us from meeting with the clergy next door?
Plan and Delegate
Fr. Albert writes books and makes media appearances yet tends to his congregation because he puts a premium on planning ahead. Sure, no one can do it all, but by delegating and planning, we can probably do more.
About Fr. Albert Cutie
Father Albert Cutié has had the special privilege of entering millions of homes throughout the world each day with his television and radio talk shows, as well as, his newspaper advice columns. His first self-help book, Real Life, Real Love (published by Penguin) is available in English and is already a bestseller in Spanish.
Father Albert was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Miami in 1995 and began his service in the Episcopal Church in 2009. In addition to his work in the media, he served as a parish priest in several parishes in South Florida. He was President and General Director of Pax Catholic Communications (home of Radio Peace and Radio Paz in Miami). In October of 1998, Father Albert became the first clergyman to host a daily “talk-show” as part of a major network on international secular television. He later continued to host his weekly talk-show, HABLANDO CLARO CON EL PADRE ALBERTO, on the international network EWTN. He also appears frequently on a variety of television and radio programs in the secular media, presenting faith perspectives on issues which affect our modern-day society. In addition to his work in the media, he is presently serving at The Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park, FL. He is a member of several community service organizations and is the first Cuban American to serve as a Trustee of the American Bible Society.