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 228 Episodes.
Episode 158: [REPLAY] Making the Most of Your Summer Travel with Marion Amberg
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.
Episode 156: How Deacon Greg Kandra Befriended St. Joseph and How You Can Too
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.
Episode 155: The Influence of St. Kateri Tekakwitha on Young People with Rebecca Sievers
June 13th, 2022 | 37 mins 53 secs
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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.
Episode 153: St. Therese Showered Roses On Him with Jacob Rudd
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.
Episode 151: Adele Brise Saw America's Mary in Champion, Wisconsin with Marge Fenelon
May 31st, 2022 | 53 mins 29 secs
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Marge Fenelon is a Catholic author and journalist living in Wisconsin. Her strong Marian devotion comes from her background in the Schoenstatt movement, and as a Wisconsinite, she has visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on many occasions. Today, she joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about the visionary Adele Brise, the message Our Lady entrusted to her, and how Adele and all of us can live that message.
Episode 150: Praying for the Poor Souls Isn't Just for November with Kristen Van Uden
May 26th, 2022 | 39 mins 13 secs
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Memorial Day is this weekend and many people will visit cemeteries, decorating their graves of loved ones, and offering prayers for their happy repose. In this episode. Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Kristen Van Uden from Sophia Institute Press about two recent books they published about Purgatory. If you have questions about Purgatory, hopefully she answers them! We talk about sources of the writers, what is Purgatory like, how do our prayers help, and is there time in Purgatory.
Episode 149: Stories about Mother Angelica from a Friar Who Knew Her with Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA
May 23rd, 2022 | 38 mins 3 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, a Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word who left his career to help Mother Angelica with the network and who then eventually became an EWTN priest. In this conversation breaking down lesson four of Fr. Looney's book How They Love Mary, Fr. Joseph shares memories from his life working alongside Mother Angelica.
Episode 148: The Marian Devotion and Legacy of Pope St. John Paul II with Patrick Novecosky
May 19th, 2022 | 38 mins 54 secs
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In Fr. Edward's latest book How They Love Mary, he did not feature Pope St. John Paul II, but he was the pope for the first part of Father's life. Fr. Michael Gaitley and Jason Evert had already written about Pope St. John Paul II and Mary, so he was omitted. With the recent anniversary of May 13 and his birthday on May 18, it seems only appropriate to talk about the Marian Pope who was devoted to Our Lady and the rosary. Author Patrick Novecosky joins Fr. Edward to share about his own personal love and devotion to John Paul II.
Episode 147: The Miracles of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina with Nicholas Salkowski
May 16th, 2022 | 39 mins 53 secs
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The National Center for Padre Pio in Pennsylvania stands as as a testimony to the miraculous intercession of Padre Pio in the ancestral line of Nicholas Salkowski, whose immediate family also experienced a miracle. St. Padre Pio is one of those household saint names popular among Catholics today. Learn more about Padre Pio, his devotion to Mary, and the National Center for Padre Pio in this conversation between Fr. Edward Looney and Nicholas Salkowski.
Episode 146: A Franciscan Friar Talks about the Franciscan Family and St. Francis with Fr. Paschal, MFVA
May 10th, 2022 | 58 mins 23 secs
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Fr. Paschal from the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word inspired Fr. Edward's chapter about St. Francis in the book How They Love Mary. In this conversation, Fr. Edward tries to understand how many different orders of Franciscans there are, why the Franciscans have custodianship of the Holy Land, and how St. Francis loved Mary.
Episode 145: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mary Gardens and A Tidbit on Beekeeping with Neena Gaynor
May 5th, 2022 | 42 mins 27 secs
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We crown Mary with flowers during the month of May and people often leave flowers by her statues. But did you know there is a custom of flowers evoking different attributes of Mary? In this episode, Neena Gaynor, author of "A Garden for Mary" shares about the tradition of Mary Gardens and at the end she shares about being a beekeeper too.
Episode 144: The Priestly Holiness of Saint Damien of Molokai with Fr. Ervin Caliente
May 2nd, 2022 | 43 mins 56 secs
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Lesson 1 of Fr. Looney's newest book examines the Marian devotion of St. Damien of Molokai. He speaks with Fr. Ervin Caliente, a classmate of Fr. Looney's from seminary, who actually spent time assisting in the parish where St. Damien of Molokai served. Learn more about the need for holy priests and how St. Damien of Molokai is a shining example.
Episode 143: Sister Patricia is a Nun following in the Footsteps of Venerable Maria of Agreda
April 28th, 2022 | 28 mins
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Fr. Edward recently visited Spain and had the opportunity to visit Agreda and venerate the incorrupt body of Venerable Maria of Agreda, celebrate Mass in the monastery, and interview Sister Patricia about life in the convent founded Venerable Maria of Agreda.