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).
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.
January 25th, 2021 | 33 mins 5 secs
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Veteran journalist Teresa Tomeo wants to help people listen for God in their life. Through her own story and others she has done just that with her new book from Sophia Institute Press. Today she shares with Fr. Edward Looney the secrets about listening for God.
January 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
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The Augustine Institute recently released a new bible translation called the ESV Catholic edition. Dr. Giszczak explains the game of biblical alphabet soup, and helps us understand the complexity of the bible.
January 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 secs
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You might be familiar with the University of Dayton from college basketball. Did you know they are a Marianist college? Who are the Marianists and the saintly people behind the order? Brother Andrew Kosmowski shares about his religious community.
January 4th, 2021 | 36 mins 44 secs
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Can wearing socks be an exercise in evangelization? That's the case with Sock Religious. Wear socks pertaining to the liturgical season or celebrate your favorite saints. Express your devotion to your favorite saint or let everybody know you are Catholic. This week, Scott Williams, founder of Sock Religious speaks with Fr. Edward Looney about wearing socks for the glory of God.
December 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
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Meg Hunter Kilmer loves the saints and she talks with Fr. Edward Looney about familiar and obscure saints on this episode of How They Love Mary.
December 21st, 2020 | 43 mins 35 secs
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One of Dr. Luke Arredondo's favorite books is The Dawn of the Messiah by Dr. Edward Sri. This week, Luke and Fr. Edward unpack the connection between the Old and New Testament in relation to the Nativity of Jesus.
December 17th, 2020 | 43 mins 46 secs
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The Daughters of St. Paul released a beautiful, hardcover, illustrated book for daily reading and prayer called In Caelo et in Terra: 365 Days with the Saints. This book needs to be in your home and opened daily. Hear Sr. Danielle talk about the book in greater detail with Fr. Edward Looney.
December 15th, 2020 | 39 mins 7 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney recently gave a talk to the Spiritus Missionaries about Mary and the Advent Season. Hear his presentation in today's episode.
December 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
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Fr. Edward Looney is hosting a virtual baby shower for Mother Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Today you will meet Taylor and Katie Schmidt as they share about baby Luanna and her sister in Peru, orphans being raised by their grandparents. Afterward, I will share a little bit about Mary, Advent, and Our Lady of La Leche. And our morning will conclude with Kevin Matthews joining me to pray the rosary.
December 10th, 2020 | 58 mins 55 secs
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The writings are filled with wisdom for our everyday life. We can pray with their words and allow them to transform our life, challenging us to live holy lives. Kathryn Jean Lopez, author of "A Year with the Mystics" discusses their influence in her life with Fr. Edward Looney on this episode of How They Love Mary.
December 8th, 2020 | 39 mins 33 secs
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The liturgical season of Advent prepares us for Jesus' birth in Bethlehem. That means our four weeks of Advent mark the end of Mary's pregnancy. Like any expectant mom, Mary deserves a baby shower, and because she's generous, she wants it to help those in need. Fr. Looney speaks with Millennial Fiat from Instagram about her upcoming virtual event.
December 3rd, 2020 | 23 mins 41 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney talks with children's author Anthony DeStefano about his latest Christmas children's book, "The Grumpy Old Ox." By the end of this poetic verse story, the grumpy ox experiences a transformation through the Christmas event. Hear Anthony DeStefano tell you the backstory to this beautiful Christmas story.
November 25th, 2020 | 51 mins 55 secs
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Jared Dees discovered the Angelus prayer just a few years ago and now it has become his favorite prayer for everyday. In this conversation, Fr. Edward Looney proposes that the Angelus is the perfect prayer for Advent. If you've never prayed the Angelus, listen to this episode and commit to praying it this Advent.