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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Celebra Hardcover; First Edition edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451232011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451232014
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.3 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #826,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Father Albert Cutié is now serving in the Episcopal Church as a married priest at The Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park, Florida. 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.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Father Albert Cutié
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 became Episcopal and announced his decision to continue serving God as a married priest on May 28, 2009. He was originally ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Miami on the 13th of May, 1995. 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.

His new book "DILEMMA" is a NY TIMES BESTSELLER. In January 2011, it was announced that Father Albert will begin hosting a new daily Talk Show dealing with a wide range of human issues. Visit his website: www.padrealberto.com

Customer Reviews

Very thought provoking on the celibacy issue as well as issues within the Catholic Church.
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In his book Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love, Father Albert Cutié gives us a story that is at once beautifully human and profoundly spiritual.
Charles
"All we require is that you rip out your heart and that of the woman you love, submit to us, and God will be satisfied."
Constance Holland

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55 of 67 people found the following review helpful By G. F. de Leeuw on January 8, 2011
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Dilemma is a sensitive, engaging book by Padre Alberto Cutié, who had been one of the most visible priests in the world, serving a media ministry from Miami. It is a quick read, conversational in tone, with excellent stories and tender insights. It is written for a popular audience, but scholars of ministry might also find this useful.

Many priests leave the priesthood after finding a partner, or being discouraged by the church. The narrative, however, is more complex as Cutié is also a celebrity.

There is a lot that could go wrong with this book. But because Fr. Cutié handles his dilemma with honesty and vulnerability, the final picture is a priest who has been redeemed through the power of his love - for the church, and for his wife.

The book begins with his discovering a call and being an idealistic priest. He's a young conservative, committed to the gospel and the party line of the institutional church.

He also discovers he has a skill for connecting to people by making the church comprehensible - or relevant - to others. Eventually, he gets approached by a television company, starting a media ministry that would engage Spanish speakers internationally. At this point he is working hundred hour work-weeks and finds himself spiritually unsupported by the hierarchy.

At one point he meets Ruhama, and finds himself instantly attracted to her. It seems like a mystical experience that sheds light upon the other challenges in his institutional life. What is the meaning of love? And what does this mean for his role as a priest? One of the strongest parts of the book is his love for her.

The book continues with reflections about the media and his position.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By ChrisKan on January 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The book is great, it helps us to understand many problems of the Catholic Church and its standards, in particular he introduces us into the dilemmas our Catholic priests face, and also teaches us that love can do anything.

the title of the book is perfect.
Dilema is a problem offering at least two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable.

I recommend this book!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BB on January 17, 2011
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I highly recommend "Dilemma" to people from all faiths. It is a straightforward recount of Fr. Albert's personal experiences. He opens his heart to the readers, sharing his dilemma, that I find so common among present day christians. The Roman Catholic Church is in dire need of reform to serve the people of this century & those to come. In this book, Father Albert clearly explains this need for change via the many contradictory rules/laws that did not come from Jesus, but were created by men, sometimes for reasons that are not to be commended. Read the book, once you start, it is difficult to stop...I read it within 2 days.
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69 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Pereira on January 5, 2011
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For many years we have been hearing about certain scandals within the Catholic Church that most people have either been offended by or have found it hard to believe. When I was younger I joined the seminary in a religious order called the Legionaries of Christ. After prayer and reflection I realized that was not the life God was calling me to. I saw certain realities I was not in agreement with and I just did not feel comfortable with. These things are not aware to anyone until they are inside. I have known Father Albert for over 25 years and have personally seen his spiritual growth. There is no doubt in my mind that he loves Jesus Christ and the Gospel. The struggles a Roman Catholic priest face are not known by anyone unless you're a Roman Catholic priest. I think it was a great idea for him to write this book and express how he had to make a difficult decision between two loves. I know he loved the church, but I also know he loves his wife as well. Some might say that Father Albert's criticism of certain people or the Catholic Church is too harsh. But I can personally say there are a lot of negatives that were left out, and it's possible that it is better that way. I do believe that it is time the Catholic Church reflects on its position on Celibacy and change this fast. The bottom line is Fr. Albert is a great man and I am proud to be his friend and I am happy that he is happy. Our church is not perfect because it is run by imperfect men, so we should respect everyone's right to happiness. Everyone should read this book with open mind and not think that it is an attack on the Catholic Church because it is not. It is only a book that describes a dilemma that he had being a Roman Catholic priest.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Peter P. Fuchs on January 4, 2011
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Depending on your point of view, Cutie's tactic in this book will have different resonances. He apparently makes very broad charges against the Catholic Church, and he is a very believable person to be making them because of his intricate involvement with the Archdiocese of Miami at high levels of administration of important branches of their "mission", like radio. Yet, he apparently demurs on being specific as to names, except broadly on the former Archbishop. This may strike the critical reader as a bit suspicious, because if you are going to make an assertion you better have the courage to back it up with detail. But the critical reader might be forgetting then that part of the very dilemma someone like Cutie would be facing is the very real "Guess Who, Don't Sue" aspect. So the choice might have been whether to make the observations at all, if for prudential reasons you cannot be specific given the very formalized venue of a published book. In this regard, I think Cutie's forthrightness is to be appreciated very much, even though he does not seem to name names. Especially since it must be clear that he could have! The other aspect that the critical reader might home- in on is the sense of great opportunism in the story he presents. Such a critical reading would quickly highlight the fact that the sort of double- life he describes, which after all effected him personally more than anyone else, may not have been the most salient difficulty on an ethical level.Read more ›
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