Edward L. Beck

Edward L. Beck, C.P. is a Roman Catholic priest of the Passionist congregation (ordained in 1985). He is an on-air contributor for CNN on issues of faith, religion and ethics, and has written three books.[1] Prior to his current position at CNN, he was a media contributor for ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, HLN and MSNBC} He co-hosted Focus on Faith with Chris Cuomo for ABC News during 2009–2014. Beck also leads retreats and workshops on spirituality.[1] He lives in New York City.[2]

Books published as authorEdit

  • God Underneath: Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest, Doubleday, 2001. ISBN 978-0-385-50181-1
  • Unlikely Ways Home: Real-Life Spiritual Detours, Doubleday, 2004. ISBN 978-0-385-50859-9
  • Soul Provider: Spiritual Steps to Limitless Love, Doubleday, 2007. ISBN 978-0-385-51552-8

As a playwrightEdit

Beck also wrote a play, Sweetened Water, which had a staged reading starring Vanessa Williams and Amy Brenneman at Playwrights Horizons theater in New York City in January 2015 and an Equity production in the summer of 2015 at Martha's Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. Subsequent readings featured Laila Robins, Josh Lucas, Sean Cullen, Nathan Darrow, Tricia Paoluccio and Meghann Fahy.


  1. ^ a b "Father Edward Beck: Religion commentator". CNN. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Beck, Edward, "About the Author...". Soul Provider: Spiritual Steps to Limitless Love, Doubleday, 2007. ISBN 978-0-385-51552-8.