How They Love Mary

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

263 episodes of How They Love Mary since the first episode, which aired on March 29th, 2019.

  • Episode 225: Why We Need to Wake Up and Fight Woke Culture with Teresa Mull

    August 14th, 2023  |  37 mins 38 secs
    book interview

    Teresa Mull wants to help us woke-proof our life with her new book from Sophia Institute Press. In this conversation, Teresa explains what the woke movement is all about, how we can live surrounded by it, and the role our faith has in combatting and correcting it.

  • Episode 224: Why a Catholic Can't Be a Free Mason and Other Questions about Freemasonry with David L. Gray

    August 7th, 2023  |  56 mins 51 secs

    David L. Gray used to be a free mason. After an experience of Jesus through the Catholic Church he left that life to be a Catholic. In this episode, David Gray helps us understand the history of freemasonry, what they believe, and what they do. He explains what the Shriners are and how a family member can cope with someone in freemasonry. Finally, we talk about what the Church has taught and said about freemasonry and the possibility of free masons in the Church.

  • Episode 223: How Claire Aalerud Developed a Devotion to Sor Maria and the Mystical City of God

    July 31st, 2023  |  37 mins 31 secs

    Claire Aalerud was introduced to Sor Maria and the Mystical City of God and was so moved that she wanted to film a video about her. This led her to travel to San Angelo, Texas and Agreda, Spain. Claire shares why Sor Maria is important today and how we can become more aware about her life.

  • Episode 222: One Pilgrim's Experience of Mary's Good Help at the Champion Shrine with Anthony Bonna

    July 24th, 2023  |  47 mins 6 secs
    apparitions, pilgrimage, shrines

    Anthony Bonna flies to Wisconsin once or twice a year with the sole purpose of visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion, formerly known under a different appellation of Our Lady of Good Help. Mary appeared in 1859 to Adele Brise and spoke a message encouraging prayer and catechesis. Today, pilgrims visit the shrine daily to participate in the sacraments of the Church and implore Mary's help. In this episode, Anthony Bonna shares his experience of pilgrimage and what he does for hours while visiting.

  • Episode 221: The Exiled Bishop Who Pumped Gas in America with James K. Hanna

    July 17th, 2023  |  48 mins 26 secs
    american catholic history, biography, book interview

    Bishop Bonaventure Broderick was a bishop without a job. Assigned to promote the Peter's Pence collection, the American bishops rejected his role. Consequently, he received a $100 stipend a month and had no public assignment. What does an American bishop do without a flock? Author and Historian Jamkes K. Hanna shares the fascinating life of an exiled bishop, his gas station, and return to grace in this episode.

  • Episode 220: How to Understand Suffering and Death as a Catholic with Dr. Paul Chaloux

    July 5th, 2023  |  29 mins 33 secs
    book interview

    Dr. Paul Chaloux has suffered from a debilitating disease for years. This makes his reflections on suffering, death, and dying even more powerful. In this conversation, Dr. Paul Chaloux will explain why we shouldn't be afraid to die and how we can give greater meaning to suffering. This is an excellent episode for a person is suffering or for their caregiver.

  • Episode 219: A Catholic Self-Help Book to a New Life with Anthony DeStefano

    June 20th, 2023  |  29 mins 22 secs
    book interview

    Anthony DeStefano has bridged the gap between spirituality and self-help from a Catholic perspective with his new book 30 Days to Your New Life: A Guide to Transforming Yourself from Head to Soul. In this interview, Anthony DeStefano discusses how a Catholic can approach the topic of self-help from the faith tradition and truly become the person God wants them to be.

  • Episode 218: How a Cloistered Nun Traveled Around the World and Into Your Home with Mary Beth Bracy

    June 7th, 2023  |  26 mins 18 secs
    book interview, saints

    St. Therese, known by many as the Little Flower, wanted to travel the world. In a new republished book by Bishop Guy Gaucher about the life and mission of St. Therese communicates this to the reader with it's catchy title, "I Would Like to Travel the World." In this episode you will learn how St. Therese has traveled the world and the importance of her message for the world today.

  • Episode 217: Do Astronauts Receive Holy Communion in Space? with Cecilia Cicone

    May 31st, 2023  |  28 mins 1 sec
    book interview

    Cecilia Cicone recently authored her first book with Pauline Books. It's a children's book titled "Jesus in Space." As the subtitle says, it's "A True Story that is Out of this World!" It's a recounting of an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion astronaut distributing communion aboard the space shuttle Endeavor to fellow Catholic astronauts. In this episode with Fr. Looney, Cecilia helps us understand why this is so significant.

  • Episode 216: The Benedictine Sisters of Mary are Brides of Christ

    May 22nd, 2023  |  24 mins 35 secs
    book interview, religious life

    In this episode of How They Love Mary, Fr. Edward Looney speaks with two sisters from the Ava, MO Foundation of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of Apostles, whose motherhouse is in Gower, MO. The traditional Benedictine sisters are growing exponentially and are forming new convents and breaking ground on new monasteries. Their new children's book, Brides of Christ, published by Sophia Institute Press will introduce people to their vowed cloistered and contemplative life.

  • Episode 215: The Other Times Our Lady Appeared in Portugal with Jose Rodrigues

    May 15th, 2023  |  41 mins 5 secs
    book interview, fatima

    We all know about Fatima and the message Mary gave to the three shepherd children. But did you know there are other lesser known apparitions of Mary in Portugal? In this episode of the podcast How They Love Mary, Jose Rodrigues shares the stories about these unknown apparitions and messages.

  • Episode 214: The Addiction Crisis and What We Can Do with Keaton Douglas

    May 8th, 2023  |  43 mins 59 secs
    book interview

    People can be addicted to any number of things. It is an unhealthy attachment to food, drink, media, etc. How can our faith help us understand addictions? How can the Church respond? How can the saints help us? These questions and more are answered by today's guest Keaton Douglas, author of The Road of Hope available from OSV.

  • Episode 213: What the Mystics Saw and Wrote about St. Joseph with Paul Thigpen

    May 1st, 2023  |  38 mins 31 secs
    book interview, saints

    Many years ago TAN Books released a book "The Life of Mary as Seen by the Mystics." Now, they have the brother book, "The Life of Joseph as Seen by the Mystics." Paul Thigpen has combed the writings of five mystics and their writings and brought them together into a narrative account, telling the life and story of St. Joseph. Learn new insights, appreciate St. Joseph, and grow in your devotion to him through this interview.

  • Episode 212: The Life, Faith, and Way of Archduke Eduard Habsburg

    April 24th, 2023  |  38 mins 26 secs
    book interview

    Students of world history will recognize the Habsburg name. Faith has always been central to the Habsburgs and in this episode, Archduke Eduard Habsburg shares about how he came into the royal political life, his role as ambassador to the Holy See and the Order of Malta. He then explains key points of the Habsburg way of life that he identifies in his new book from Sophia Institute Press.

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  • Episode 211: How to Read as a Spiritual Practice with Jessica Hooten Wilson

    April 17th, 2023  |  35 mins 50 secs
    book interview

    Spiritual books deepen our appreciation for the movement of God in our life. They speak to our souls and spark conversion. But reading fiction can also do the same thing too. Jessica Hooten Wilson is the author of "Reading for the Love of God" and today will share her insights into how to read especially with the eyes of faith.

  • Episode 210: St. Jose Sancehz Del Rio Looked to Heaven

    April 15th, 2023  |  11 mins 6 secs
    movie interview

    Mirado Al Cielo is a Fathom Movie event coming to theatres on April 18th, 2023 and it tells the story of the Cristero War martyr saint, Jose Sanchez del Rio, who gives his life as a witness to Christ at the age of 14. Learn his story from the movie's producer, Laura Díaz Alonso.