Coming together across differences in a time of anger and division is a countercultural, intentional Christian practice. Recognizing, fostering, and celebrating community across differences is crucial for our witness to Jesus’s prayer that we all may one.
Fr Albert Cutie, an internationally known author, tv and radio host, and parish priest, will address these themes and more as he leads us in discussion about shifting demographics within The Episcopal Church now and and in its future, and issues facing Latino/Hispanic communities in the United States, especially in the borderlands.
He will help us look at where we are, where we are going, and where we would like to be in relation to Latino/Hispanic ministry in The Episcopal Church and opportunities for The Episcopal Church within growing Latino/Hispanic populations.
As we dream about how we will expand our ministry and serve the wider city this conversation, facilitated by one of the Episcopal Church’s most recognized Latino leaders, is an opportunity for us to learn how we might grow and serve in new ways.
About Father Albert
Fr Cutie serves as the Rector of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southeast Florida and Dean (Convener) of Broward County. Cutié has been in full-time parish ministry for over 24 years.
In addition to parish ministry in very diverse settings, Cutié has entered millions of homes throughout the world with his television and radio talk shows, as well as, columns in the press. In October of 1998, he became the first clergy person of any faith tradition to host a daily “talk-show” as part of a major network on international television.
He produced hundreds of talk shows with the Telemundo Network (NBCUniversal/Comcast) and became one of the most recognized names in Spanish-language television. His compassionate style earned him the title, "Father Oprah" and many Latinos throughout the United States often refer to him as “Padre Oprah”; a title used in headlines by the NY Times and Newsweek.
After three seasons and hundreds of episodes, he continued to host weekly talk-shows, HABLANDO CLARO CON EL PADRE ALBERTO, on the international network EWTN and ABRE TU ALMA CON EL PADRE ALBERTO in South Florida. He also produced an English-language talk-show in New York City in 2011.