Sep 7 2023
23: Father Ed Reading on addiction, recovery, and spirituality
Join Bishop Kevin Sweeney and Communications Director Jai Agnish for episode 23 of Beyond The Beacon, a podcast of the Diocese of Paterson, N.J. They welcome Father Ed Reading, a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor who serves in specialized ministry "healing the healers." Ordained in 1972, he has been serving as a worker priest in professional settings while providing weekend pastoral services to parishes. Father Reading is a distinguished Catholic Charities board member who worked at Straight and Narrow in the 1970s. He has been an addiction professional since 1969, is a member of several national and international organizations, and has taught addiction studies at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has lectured to medical and pastoral professional groups throughout the United States and Canada. Thanks for listening! Be sure to like this episode, subscribe, and tune in next time! Email questions for Bishop Sweeney to email@example.com.Follow the bishop on Instagram, and follow the Diocese of Paterson on Facebook.SHOW NOTESClick here to watch Father Ed Reading's informational sessions about addiction for families, parishes, and communities. They are titled "The Basics of Addictive Diseases," "Dynamics of the Addicted Family," and "Stages and Patterns of Adolescent Substance Use." Read Father Reading's article about spirituality and addiction here. Learn more about recovery and Straight and Narrow here.Produced by Jai Agnish and Bishop Kevin Sweeney for the Diocese of Paterson. Engineered and edited by Jai Agnish. Illustrations by Dennis Dalelio.Music by Jai Agnish.The Paul Street Journal is all about Catholic Economics. From discussing the economic principles in scripture, to answering economic questions, this show will help you make economic decisions with the heart of the Church. Hosts: Freddy Garcia and Brian Honsberger. Available wherever you get podcasts, or watch on St. Paul Inside the Walls YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@stpaulinsidethewalls. On Coffee with Kupke, we have a cup of coffee and sit down with diocesan archivist, Monsignor Raymond Kupke Ph.D., to delve into the history of Catholicism in the Diocese of Paterson, N.J. Hosted by Father Paul Manning and Msgr. Kupke. Listen to Coffee with Kupke wherever you get your podcasts, or watch it on the St. Paul Inside the Walls YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@stpaulinsidethewalls.