Fr. Edward Looney
Host of How They Love Mary
Fr. Edward Looney was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay on June 6, 2015. Fr. Looney quickly became known for his excellent writings and inspiring talks and homilies. Fr. Looney's writings have been featured in the pages of Catholic Digest and Missio Immaculatae, in addition to the web on Catholic Exchange, Aleteia, Church Pop, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He is a member of the Mariological Society of America and serves on their Administrative Council. Additionally, he is the author of the best-selling books A Heart Like Mary’s: 31 Daily Meditations to Help You Live and Love as She Does (Ave Maria Press) and A Rosary Litany (OSV) and A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary (Sophia Institute Press).
Fr. Edward Looney has hosted 239 Episodes.
Episode 216: Do Astronauts Receive Holy Communion in Space? with Cecilia Cicone
May 31st, 2023 | 28 mins 1 sec
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 215: 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 214: 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
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
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.
Buy the book: https://sophiainstitute.com/product/the-habsburg-way/
Episode 211: How to Read as a Spiritual Practice with Jessica Hooten Wilson
April 17th, 2023 | 35 mins 50 secs
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
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.
Episode 209: Let Stephen Binz Be Your Tour Guide throughout the Holy Land and Poland
April 10th, 2023 | 43 mins 55 secs
book interview, pilgrimage, saints
Stephen Binz is a noted Catholic biblical scholar and leader of Catholic pilgrimages. He has a vast knowledge of the Holy Land and Poland and in today's interview, he gives insider tips to visiting where Jesus lived and ministered and the land where devotion abounds.
Episode 208: How Blessed Conchita Can Help Us Meditate on the Passion, the Priesthood, and the Eucharist with Kathleen Beckman
April 3rd, 2023 | 41 mins 6 secs
book interview, saints
The spiritual life is vast and the holy men and women of our Catholic faith can inspire our devotion and deepen our love for Christ and the Church. Blessed Conchita is one of those holy women. A wife, mother, widow, and mystic, she delved deep into the spiritual life, receiving messages and revelations she has shared in her volumes of writings. Kathleen Beckman with her new biography about Blessed Conchita is introducing our contemporary age to the richness of her thought about the passion, the priesthood, and the Eucharist, in addition to her Marian spirituality.
Episode 207: The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus According to Venerable Maria of Agreda
March 28th, 2023 | 9 hrs 20 mins
maria of agreda, mystical city
Last year Fr. Edward read the four volume, 2600+ page The Mystical City of God by Venerable Maria of Agreda. Listeners from last year remarked how moving the passion of Jesus was and their desire to listen to it again. In this unique, 9 hour episode, Fr. Looney has combed through over 30 days of readings, and brought together the Passion and Resurrection account from the Mystical City of God found in volume three.
Episode 206: Is the Impossible Novena Possible? with Elle of Miraculous_Revival
March 20th, 2023 | 47 mins 51 secs
My mind was blown away when I found out there is a nine month novena from March 25th to December 25th. It made sense-honoring the nine months of Mary's pregnancy. Is it an impossible novena? It has that moniker. But it's more an impossible novena to pray for impossible intentions. In this interview, Fr. Edward speaks with Elle who is promoting the novena through Instagram and the web. Learn about this novena, how to pray it, and why you should in this riveting conversation.
Episode 205: Two Lenten Projects You Can Still Take Advantage of with Bisong and Anthony
March 13th, 2023 | 40 mins 17 secs
book interview, movie interview
Today is a special podcast, two interviews with two different people sharing about offerings for Lent that you can still take advantage of before Easter. Bisong joins Fr. Edward to talk about his 1 hour long meditation on the Stations of the Cross from Mary's perspective and Anthony Kolenc shares about the Catholic Teen Book Collective "Ashes: Visible and Invisible." Learn about the projects and what each has to offer in this episode!
Episode 204: A Story of Redemptive Suffering, Healing, and Forgiveness with Caitie Crowley
March 6th, 2023 | 41 mins 2 secs
Catie Crowley as involved in a car accident and it took her a year to literally get back on her feet. She shares about her story in her book "Stepping Up!: How Christ Turned My Pain & Suffering into Hope & Joy." Her story is one that can help us better understand suffering during the season of Lent and whenever we experience it throughout life.
Episode 203: Blessed Stanley Rother Was the Patron Chosen for this Benedictine Monk with Br. Stanley Rother Wagner, OSB
February 27th, 2023 | 46 mins
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City recently dedicated their shrine to Blessed Stanley Rother. One person who was in attendance was Br. Stanley Rother, OSB, a monk of St. Meinrad Abbey. In this episode he shares how Blessed Stanley Rother became his patron, the story of Blessed Stanley Rother, his impressions of being present for such a special celebration, and how he expresses his devotion to the missionary martyr.
Episode 202: Ordinary and Extraordinary Miracles Take Place in Lourdes Everyday with Marlene Watkins
February 20th, 2023 | 40 mins 42 secs
Marlene Watkins is the founder of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers and has shared about her many years of pilgrimage experiences in her latest book "Everyday Miracles of Lourdes." Discovery the beauty of this Marian apparition through stories and sharing from Marlene in this episode of How They Love Mary.