Father Alfred McBride, O.Praem has been one of the leading Catholic educators and catechists since the second Vatican Council. Perhaps most well-known for his popular Teen Catechism, Father McBride has authored more than a dozen books on the faith, helping Catholics the world over learn more about the Christ and his teachings.
Now, learn more about Father McBride in his own words. From his days as an adopted boy on the tough streets of Philadelphia to his time in the seminary to his early days as a Norbertine teacher to his rise to prominent and respected Catholic Educator.
All I Own I Owe is the engaging autobiography of Father McBride, but it also offers a look at the Catholic Church in America throughout the twentieth century and in the twenty-first: from the Catholic neighborhoods of war-time Philadelphia to the implementation of Vatican II to the teachings of Christ's Word today.
Supplemented with more than twenty full-color photographs that follow the fascinating life of Father McBride.
Father Alfred McBride is a member of St. Norbert Abbey. He holds a doctorate in religious education from the Catholic University of America. In his 58 years of ministry, he has served as professor, novice master, university president and was the founder and executive director of the department of religious education at the National Catholic Educational Association.
" We have always valued Father McBride's contributions to religious education. . . Through his faith and writings he has touched the souls of thousands of people throughout this country and beyond. His work and recognition bring honor to all of us."
- Reverend James Herring, O.Praem.
"Father McBride's life is a witness to his commitement to insure that the Catholic tradition is faithfully handed on in a systematic and comprehensive fashion."
- Thomas P. Walters, Ph.D., Academic Dean at Saint Meinrad School of Theology