Father Albert Cutié (also known as “Padre Alberto”) has entered millions of homes throughout the world with his television and radio talk shows, as well as newspaper columns. In October of 1998, he became the first clergy person of any religious tradition to host a daily “talk-show” as part of a network on commercial 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 and earnest style earned him the title, "Father Oprah" and many Latinos throughout the United States often refer to him as “Padre Oprah”; a title conferred by the NY Times and Newsweek. After three seasons, he continued to host a variety weekly television 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 hosted an English-language talk-show in New York City in 2011 entitled, “Father Albert”.
In addition to his work on television, he has been a parish priest, pastor, and administrator in several parishes, non-profits and service organizations both in and out of the church world for almost 25 years. He served as the CEO and General Director of Pax Catholic Communications (a multi-media organization and the home of Radio Peace and Radio Paz in Miami) from 2001 until 2009, where he was involved in the administrative aspects of media work, managing, and leading a team of 50 staff members and over 100 volunteers. This unique role led him to develop a special capacity for fund-raising, marketing, and a unique understanding of Latino and other minority markets.
Due to his work and long-time engagement in multi-media platforms and the Latino market in the United States and Latin America, Father Albert has served various organizations in their search for greater diversity; including serving in an advisory capacity for Aetna, AARP, The American Bible Society, and other organizations. He is committed to the promotion of leadership development among minorities, and often speaks of the great value of diversity in all organizations seeking to make a greater impact in our 21st Century context.
Although Father Albert has been involved extensively in various forms of media, his original calling and passion continues to be that of a parish priest, where he is honored to also serve in various ministries within his diocese. He is presently the Rector of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Plantation, Florida and serves as the Dean of Broward County. He is a member of the Board of Forward Movement, serves on the Board of the Duncan Center, and is a member of the Commission on Ministry. He recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis on Preaching, Communication, and Anglican History. Church Publishing recently published his doctoral thesis, with the title: “Talking God: Preaching to Contemporary Congregations”. He is presently working on his fourth book about Leadership in the 21st Century Church.
Father Albert became a member of the Episcopal Church on May 28, 2009. Originally ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church on May 13, 1995, he was officially received as a priest of The Episcopal Church on May 29, 2010 by Bishop Leo Frade, the third bishop of Southeast Florida. Father Albert and his wife, Ruhama, have three children and a cat.
Father Albert is the author of three books:
Real Life, Real Love (2006) – A self-help book on relationships
Dilemma (2011) – A personal memoir
Talking God (2016) – His research on how the 21st Century Church communicates with the digital age