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).
May 10th, 2021 | 33 mins 33 secs
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Ivonne Hernandez had a powerful experience of healing while praying the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. This led her to author a series of Eucharistic Rosary Meditations in her book from Elisheba House.
May 3rd, 2021 | 49 mins 42 secs
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Popular Catholic priest and Jesuit Fr. James Martin recently authored "Learning How to Pray: A Guide for Everyone." This week on How They Love Mary, he discusses with Fr. Edward Looney how to help people pray, different methods and styles of prayer, how to ask Mary's intercession, and how to pray like Mary.
April 26th, 2021 | 25 mins 6 secs
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Screen time has become very common in the life of children today and now they can use that time to learn the faith through a new innovative video game available from Loyola Press called Wanderlight. Joellyn Ciccarelli shares about the game with Fr. Edward Looney on this week's episode.
April 19th, 2021 | 36 mins 21 secs
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Amanda Lauer is a Catholic fiction writer and today shares about her Heaven Intended series and the value of Catholic fiction.
April 13th, 2021 | 28 mins 29 secs
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Bobby Newman knows the struggle with addiction all to well and now he helps others address their addictions with the power of faith.
April 7th, 2021 | 32 mins 56 secs
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Emily Jaminet has a strong devotion to Divine Mercy and the Sacred Heart. During this novena of Divine Mercy, she shares with us the role of Divine Mercy in her life. Further, she is active on a new social media platform called Clubhouse. Never heard of it? Emily will share more about it in her conversation with Fr. Edward Looney.
March 31st, 2021 | 30 mins 5 secs
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This is a special crossover episode from Fr. Edward's #YearofStJoseph podcast, Cup of St. Joe. Patristic scholar Mike Aquilina offers us reflections on the world of Joseph and Mary including a discussion about the marriage of Joseph and Mary.
March 26th, 2021 | 26 mins 44 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney interviews Roma Downey, the acclaimed actress from Touched by an Angel, and producer with her husband Mark Burnett of The Bible Series and now a new film releasing on Discovery Plus just in time for Easter- Resurrection. In Fr. Looney's opinion, it is the most exquisite portrayal of the Blessed Mother in film he has ever scene. He discusses with Roma Downey the Blessed Virgin's role in the passion and the days of Easter. This is a must listen to episode.
March 25th, 2021 | 25 mins 58 secs
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Anthony DeStefano has done it again offering children a beautiful book about the Blessed Mother in his latest book Our Lady's Picture Book. Introduce your children and grandchildren to the many titles of the Blessed Mother. Fr. Edward Looney unpacks the contents and inspiration behind the book in this episode of How They Love Mary.
March 22nd, 2021 | 40 mins 18 secs
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Fr. Ubald had a reputation has a holy priest and Jesus worked healings as he carried the Eucharistic Lord in the monstrance. He survived the Rwandan Genocide. He died in 2021, after a long battle with Covid. Heidi Hess Saxton, an editor with Ave Maria Press, worked hand in hand with Fr. Ubald on his book, and she shares his story of forgiveness with us today.
March 15th, 2021 | 39 mins 12 secs
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Pope Francis invited Catholics throughout the world to call upon Mary's intercession to end the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, she had been implored many times in the past during disease outbreaks. Kayla Harris of the Marian Library cataloged the expressions of Marian devotion during the pandemic and she shares highlights of what she learned.
March 8th, 2021 | 52 mins 43 secs
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A few years ago, a Washington Post article made them go viral. As a simple, humble family, they choose simple living with their family of sixteen (14 kids, 2 adults). Surely with a such a life experience they have lots of advice to offer people regarding spending less and living more. If they can do it, so can you!
March 1st, 2021 | 31 mins 16 secs
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Emily DeArdo was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age. She overcame the possibility of death by receiving a lung transplant. Living with death before her eyes helped her to live the spiritual principle of #MementoMori. Learn how she lives the stations of the cross in her life daily.
February 22nd, 2021 | 38 mins 54 secs
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Artist Jen Norton joins Fr. Edward Looney to discuss her book "Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross." They discuss how to engage and pray with art and the benefits of journaling.
February 11th, 2021 | 22 mins 27 secs
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Fr. James Phalen lived in Lourdes, France for several years. Today, he talks with Fr. Edward Looney about the beauty of Lourdes, Mary's appearance, and message.
February 2nd, 2021 | 30 mins 48 secs
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Mary is the model disciple and was filled with grace and virtue. We can look to her and find in her attributes we can imitate. Fr. Quan Tran in his new book Imitation of Mary shows how Mary can aid all Christians on their journey to the kingdom of Heaven.