It’s always a rich joy to spend time with Fr. Alfred McBride. In ” A Priest Forever: Nine Signs of Renewal and Hope”, Father McBride brings forward not only his master catechetical skills, but his deep love for the vocation he has lived all these many years. Though crisis may be rocking the Church with the current priest abuse scandals in other parts of the world, Fr. McBride helps us to see the rays of the Father’s grace and mercy which are bringing about renewal and hope in the face of the storm.