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).
December 21st, 2020 | 43 mins 35 secs
advent, bible, blessedvirgin, christmas, jesus, mary, new testament, old testament, prophets, scriptures
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.
November 24th, 2020 | 38 mins 5 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Fr Joe Laramie SJ and Charbel Raish about some amazing Advent opportunities.
November 20th, 2020 | 26 mins 44 secs
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It's the feast of the Presentation of Mary, at the end of this bonus episode, there is a bonus conversation with Fr. James Brent, OP about the feast. But before that, catch the latest Marian tweets and topics and Fr. Edward's commentary.
November 19th, 2020 | 51 mins 24 secs
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Patristic scholar Mike Aquilina joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about the role of Mary throughout history and her influence in our lives.
November 17th, 2020 | 25 mins 29 secs
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For over 20 years, John Kraemer has built lego churches that have been on display at Churches through Michigan and the US. This project has become a ministry for John and today he discusses with Fr. Looney how God calls all people, no matter their gifts, abilities, or disabilities.
November 14th, 2020 | 11 mins 21 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney comments on the latest social media posts pertaining to the Blessed Mother.
November 12th, 2020 | 33 mins 45 secs
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Advent is meant to be a season for us to prepare for Christmas. But how often do we start with good intentions and realize on Christmas Eve we never paused to pray and be silent. This week, Fr. Edward Looney talks with Fr. Joel Sember, author of "Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas," who will guide us to a more prayerful Advent season and beyond.
November 10th, 2020 | 28 mins 46 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, marian, mary, rosary
Sarah Huber posts on Twitter and Instagram each day asking for prayer intentions when she prays the rosary. Fr. Edward Looney talks with Sarah the story behind her posts and her devotion to Mary and the rosary.
November 7th, 2020 | 17 mins 45 secs
Lots of people tweet about the Blessed Mother. Marian theologian, Fr. Edward Looney, presents and comments on the latest Marian tweets from October 3-November 1.