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 240 Episodes.
Episode 39: The Silent Message of Knock Speaks to Us Today with Fr. Richard Gibbons
August 21st, 2020 | 31 mins 20 secs
adoration, apparitions, blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, ireland, knock, pilgrimage, rosary
Fr. Edward Looney interviews the Parish Priest of Knock, Ireland, where in 1871, the Blessed Mother appeared alongside John the Beloved, St. Joseph, and a Lamb on the Altar on August 21st. Fr. Gibbons shares the story of Knock and its importance today.
Episode 38: A Must See: Fatima the Movie- An interview with Producer Natasha Howes
August 19th, 2020 | 24 mins 9 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, fatima, marian, mary, miracles, movie, pilgrimage, rosary
Fr. Edward Looney has seen the new theatrical production of "Fatima" and he can't wait for listeners to have their opportunity in theatres or on demand on August 28th. In this episode, Fr. Edward speaks with the producer of the film, Natasha Howes.
Bonus Episode 9: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
August 15th, 2020 | 8 mins 15 secs
Fr. Edward Looney comments on social media posts and articles regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Episode 37: St. Maximilian Kolbe's Marytown with Fr. Benedict La Volpe OFM Conv
August 14th, 2020 | 30 mins 34 secs
adoration, apparitions, consecration, devotion, kolbe, mary, marytown, maximilian, pilgrimage, prayer, shrine
The Rector and Guardian of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe/Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois discusses the life and theology of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Bonus Episode 8: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
August 8th, 2020 | 12 mins 49 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, lavang, lebanon, marian, mary, miracles, miscarriage, pilgrimage, tweets
Fr. Edward Looney presents and comments on Marian tweets and topics he's seen over the past two weeks.
Episode 36: And Snow Fell From Heaven- The National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows
August 5th, 2020 | 25 mins 2 secs
belleville, blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, our lady of the snows, pilgrimage
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Fr. David Uribe OMI, the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows in Belleville, IL about the legend and devotion to Our Lady of Snows.
Episode 35: Ignatian Spirituality and Imagining Jesus Saying "Mother" with Fr. Joe Laramie SJ
July 30th, 2020 | 38 mins 17 secs
devotion, imaginativeprayer, jesuits, mary, prayer, rosary, sacramental, spiritualexercises, stignatius
Many people know about the Jesuits because of their institutions of higher education, but St. Ignatius was a saintly man who encouraged his followers to enter into imaginative prayer. And part of his Spiritual Exercises included the Blessed Mother. Learn more from Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ.
Episode 34: Grandparents are Prayer Warriors with Julie Cragon
July 23rd, 2020 | 34 mins 12 secs
anne, catholic, church, grandma, grandpa, grandparents, joachim, mary, rosary, saints
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Julie Cragon, author of "Bless My Grandchild" about the spiritual role of grandparents.
Bonus Episode 7: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
July 18th, 2020 | 9 mins 6 secs
blessedvirgin, catholic, devotion, fatima, mary, rosary, scapular, statues, titles
Fr. Edward Looney highlights the trending Marian tweets and topics of the first part of July.
Episode 33: Wear a Scapular for Heaven's Sake with Steve Kerekes
July 16th, 2020 | 29 mins 20 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, fatima, guadalupe, lourdes, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage, scapular
Fr. Edward Looney talks about the scapular devotion with Scapulars.com founder Steve Kerekes.
Episode 32: Devoted to Mary as a Monk with Br. Maximilian Burkhart, OSB
July 9th, 2020 | 40 mins 4 secs
apparitions, avemaria, benedict, benedictine, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, kolbe, marian, mary, monasticlife, monk
Fr. Edward Looney talks with a Benedictine brother and monk Maximilian Burkhart of Conception Abbey about St. Benedict, monastic life, and St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Episode 31: Consecrate Your Family to Mary with Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
June 25th, 2020 | 38 mins 47 secs
apparitions, consecration, devotion, family, familylife, louisdemontfort, mary, prayer, tojesusthroughmary
Fr. Edward Looney talks with Donna Marie Cooper-O'Boyle about her new book pertaining to preparation for Family Marian consecration.
Bonus Episode 6: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
June 23rd, 2020 | 7 mins 30 secs
blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, rosary, statues, twitter, virgin mary
Fr. Edward Looney brings you the latest Marian content from websites and social media in this week's bonus episdoe.
Episode 30: Confronting Sin with the Power of the Cross with Fr. Dwight Longenecker
June 18th, 2020 | 27 mins 20 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney talks with Fr. Dwight Longenecker about his latest book "Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness."
Bonus Episode 5: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
June 13th, 2020 | 8 mins 24 secs
blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, mother of god, posts, rosary, social media, tweets, twitter, virgin mary
Fr. Edward Looney searches social media and comments on the Marian tweets and topics this week.
Episode 29: The Beautiful Wardrobe of Our Lady with Anthony DeStefano
June 9th, 2020 | 32 mins 31 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, fatima, guadalupe, lourdes, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage
Best-selling Christian author Anthony DeStefano recently shared about the wardrobe of Our Lady in her various apparitions. Fr. Looney delves deeper into the topic in this episode of How They Love Mary.