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).
September 15th, 2021 | 9 mins 13 secs
catholic, cross, mariandevotion, mary, ourlady, ourladyofsorrows, suffering
On the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Edward Looney collects the tweets and articles he saw celebrating the memorial of Our Lady who stood at the foot of the cross.
September 13th, 2021 | 27 mins 54 secs
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The Holy Spirit fell upon the apostles in the Upper Room on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection emboldening them to proclaim the gospel of Jesus. We are Jesus's disciples today. How do we draw close to the Holy Spirit? Sr. Mary Ann Fatula discusses her new book available from Sophia Institute Press.
September 8th, 2021 | 8 mins 21 secs
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Fr. Edward resurrects the Trending Marian Tweets and Topics for the feast of Mary's Nativity, and who knows, maybe these will become a weekly episode again. Enjoy the tweets and posts of fellow Catholics as we celebrate the feast of Mary's nativity!
September 6th, 2021 | 34 mins 7 secs
catholic, faith, feastdays, food, mary, ourlady, virginmary
The Church calendar is peppered with different memorials, feasts, and solemnities throughout the year as we honor Jesus, Mary, and the saints. One can celebrate these saints by spiritual practices and pious devotions. But you can also celebrate with food! John Hart, founder of Feast Day subscription box will help us understand how to live liturgically and celebrate these feast days.
Episode 103: The Light of Christ in Celtic Spirituality and How Mary Crushes Darkness with Julianne Stanz
August 30th, 2021 | 45 mins 3 secs
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Julianne Stanz is a diocesan employee, consultant for the USCCB, and an author of several books. Today, she joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about Celtic spirituality and Mary's role in crushing the darkness of our lives.
August 24th, 2021 | 37 mins 36 secs
apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, disciple, marian, mary, rosary
Fr. Edward Looney shares a talk he gave to religious education leaders in the Diocese of Green Bay as this week's episode of How They Love Mary.
August 10th, 2021 | 24 mins 56 secs
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Miracles fascinate believers and unbelievers alike. What is a miracle? Why does God allow miracles? What are examples of miracles? How about Marian miracles? These questions and more are answered by Adam Blai on this week's How They Love Mary with Fr. Edward Looney.
August 2nd, 2021 | 44 mins 52 secs
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Venerable Aloysius Schwartz was a saintly missionary priest. He left his homeland to study to be a priest and spent his life in South Korea. He lived poverty to the extreme. He loved Mary so much. His heroic work is recounted by Kevin Wells in "Priest and Beggar" available from Ignatius Press. Learn more about Fr. Schwartz this week as Kevin Wells joins Fr. Looney on How They Love Mary.
July 26th, 2021 | 36 mins 37 secs
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Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic psychologist, known for his programs on EWTN. The author of many books, his latest is "Jesus, the Master Psychologist" which offers us a new approach to understanding the person and teaching of Jesus. In this conversation, Fr. Looney and Dr. Ray unpack the problems we face and how Jesus offers a solutions to all our problems.
July 19th, 2021 | 37 mins 58 secs
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Kitty Cleveland is a Catholic singer and songwriter and this week she joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about her devotion to Mary. She shares about a prayer experience she had, the music she sings, and the inspiration behind her daily Instagram Live rosary.
July 13th, 2021 | 48 mins 4 secs
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Gretchen Erlichman studied music for years and has sung in the Opera. Throughout her young adulthood, she began to sense God tugging on her heart to be a nun. In this episode, Gretchen shares with Fr. Edward Looney the path that took her to join the Dominican Sisters at the Monastery of Our Lady of Grace.
July 6th, 2021 | 40 mins 21 secs
apparitions, conversion, education, fatima, gospels, history, jesus, mary, rosary
Derek Rotty invites listeners into a life of conversion with Jesus and Mary as they meet our savior and His mother in the pages of sacred scripture. Rotty looks to Mary in his role as an educator and has seen her active all throughout history. Hear Derek's story of conversion and how Mary inspires today in this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney.
June 28th, 2021 | 34 mins 58 secs
blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, marian, motherhood, parenting, rosary
Theresa Zoe Williams hosts a late night Friday podcast called "Up to Late." She credits the Blessed Mother with inspiring her in this work and shares with Fr. Looney about Marian devotion throughout her life as a young adult, wife, and mother.
June 21st, 2021 | 36 mins 53 secs
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Erin Brown has lived and worked in the world as a teacher for a few years. In her young adult life, she began to ask the question, "What does God want me to do with my life?" Through prayer and discernment, she is entering the Summit, NJ Dominicans in August. What leads a young woman to make such a radical decision? Hear her story this week as she speaks with Fr. Edward Looney.
June 14th, 2021 | 50 mins 14 secs
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Katie Linendoll is a recognizable face from her media work. She is a devout cradle Catholic and recently released her EP Jericho Battle Cry. Get to know the stories behind Katie's life, faith, career, and music as she speaks with Fr. Edward Looney on this week's episode.
June 7th, 2021 | 46 mins 31 secs
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The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, mesmerized the world a number of years ago when they first appeared on Oprah's show. People noticed their love of God, joy, and youthfulness. They are a growing religious community. What is their secret? What is their life like? Vocation Directress Sr. Joseph Andrew speaks with Fr. Looney today about their life, charism, and devotion.