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).
August 8th, 2022 | 46 mins 13 secs
Steve Angrisano is one of the biggest names in contemporary Catholic music. He has emceed events throughout the country and the world, and has spoken to innumerable youth at conferences. His music is sung by parishes and schools. And now he has recorded a new single about Our Lady called "Ave Maria: Mary Sing with Joyful Heart," a song that parallels the joyful mysteries of the rosary.
August 1st, 2022 | 26 mins 50 secs
Sarah Hart lives in Nashville, writes music both for herself and some of the leading names in contemporary Christian music, and records music. She shares what it is like being a recording artist and how one goes about writing music. She recently released a new single with OCP titled, "Mother Mary, Pray for Us." It's a beautiful hymn, certain to become one of the common Marian hymns of the next decades during Mary feast days.
July 26th, 2022 | 38 mins 39 secs
art museums, pilgrimage, sacred art
Stephen Auth has been a promoter of art for a long time, helping people to appreciate the religious collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City. In his latest book with Sophia Institute Press, he invites people to make a pilgrimage to the museum, an idea that resonated with Fr. Edward Looney. Discover God and faith in artwork in this week's How They Love Mary conversation.
July 21st, 2022 | 30 mins 20 secs
Fr. Edward fell in love with the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Chicago and shares his conversation with Sr. Brigid as he visits the shrine again this week, with 45 of his parishioners.
July 19th, 2022 | 26 mins 17 secs
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There's a shrine to Our Lady of Snows in Belleville, Illinois. But why? Learn more in this conversation Fr. Edward had with the Director of the Shrine.
July 14th, 2022 | 36 mins 50 secs
history, pilgrimage, shrines
America isn't a Catholic Country, but Catholics have played an important part of its history. Historian, Kevin Schmiesing, author of "A Catholic Pilgrimage through American History: People and Places that Shaped the Church in the United States" joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about people and places important in the Catholic ethos of the United States and the hows and whys of why you should visit those places.
July 6th, 2022 | 30 mins 12 secs
Last summer, Fr. Edward was invited to speak at Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa. When he arrived, he was impressed by the property. The shrine has two 30+ feet statues of Jesus and Mary, and several other devotional areas. Today, Terry Hegarty joins Fr. Edward to share the story behind and the future of Trinity Heights.
June 30th, 2022 | 49 mins 40 secs
garabandal, marian apparitions
Ed Kelly is a familiar face in Garabandal having spent significant time in the Spanish village. Fr. Edward Looney crossed paths with him while in Spain and sat down at table to hear about his experiences in Garabandal over the years.
June 27th, 2022 | 49 mins 50 secs
Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a beloved priest and bishop, known for his television show "Life is Worth Living" and his many books. Learn more about Fulton Sheen's writing in this conversation with Sheen promoter Alan Smith. You'll also learn where the process is at for his canonization and why they moved his body to Peoria.
June 23rd, 2022 | 35 mins 58 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney loves to visit holy places and shrines throughout the United States. So does Marion Amberg who shares the wealth of her knowledge with us in this episode.
Episode 157: The Hope of St. Faustina's Revelations (and the Faith and Love of St. Therese and Bernadette) with Elizabeth Ficocelli
June 20th, 2022 | 45 mins 47 secs
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The Divine Mercy message Jesus revealed to St. Faustina has touched the hearts of many believers including Elizabeth Ficocelli. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, she shares how three saints have been influential in her life including St. Faustina, St. Therese, and St. Bernadette.
June 16th, 2022 | 35 mins 23 secs
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Devotion to St. Joseph took root in a lot of people during the Year of St. Joseph. We asked his prayer, invoked his titles, and discovered new devotions to him. Have you heard of the Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph? Deacon Greg Kandra of the Deacon's Bench recently released a book with Ave Maria Press called, "Befriending St. Joseph." All people, men and women, can befriend St. Joseph, and in this episode he shares how we can by reflecting on his sorrows.
June 13th, 2022 | 37 mins 53 secs
book, lessons, saints, summercamp
The Diocese of Green Bay is home to a summer camp for young people called Camp Tekakwitha. In today's episode, Fr. Edward Looney speaks with the camp director Rebecca Sievers about her background with Camp Tek, her favorite memories, how they instill devotion to this saint, and about the other Camp Tekakwithas throughout the US.
Episode 154: Meet a Teenager in Heaven Who Promoted Devotion to the Holy Eucharist with Sabrina Ferrisi
June 9th, 2022 | 35 mins 42 secs
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Blessed Carlo Acutis has grown in popularity since his recent beatification and now he is one of the patrons for the Eucharistic Revival in the United States beginning Corpus Christi 2022. Sabrina tells the story of Blessed Carlo in her latest book with Holy Heroes and helps introduce us to this teenager in Heaven who loved Eucharistic miracles.
June 7th, 2022 | 50 mins 4 secs
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Jacob Rudd has answered a call from God as a husband, father, and Catholic musician. A local to the Green Bay Diocese, Fr. Edward has known Jacob for many years. He's always been impressed by his music, especially his song about St. Therese. Learn how St. Therese showered roses on Jacob and be sure to listen to the end, otherwise you'll miss his song "Roses."
Episode 152: Discover New Titles of Our Lady for Your Personal Devotion with Christine Valters Paintner
June 2nd, 2022 | 38 mins 57 secs
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Christine Valters Paintner has written a new book about Mary that Fr. Edward fell in love with. It happens to be competing in Amazon rankings with his new book but Christine's book is too good not to share. There are so many different titles for the Blessed Mother, and in her new book Birthing the Holy, Christine Valters Paintner offers us reflections on 31 titles. Some you will be familiar with and others will be new to you as they were for Fr. Edward. In this episode you'll discover new titles for Our Lady that you will begin invoking and thinking about in your daily life.