How They Love Mary

Weekly encouragement to begin or deepen your Marian devotion

About the show

For centuries, believers have honored the Blessed Virgin Mary. They have written books about her, painted images, and built churches in her honor. Shrines are dedicated to her. People seek her intercession. Join host, Fr. Edward Looney and his weekly guest, as they discuss Marian devotion. Gain new insights and begin or deepen your Marian devotion.

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  • Episode 115: Will You Celebrate Christmas with The Chosen? An Interview with Katherine Warnock

    November 22nd, 2021  |  22 mins 30 secs
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    The global sensation "The Chosen" has captured the hearts of believers throughout the world. It has been downloaded more than 300 million times across their platforms, and from December 1-10, they are releasing a Christmas special "Christmas with The Chosen: 'The Messengers.'" Today, Fr. Edward Looney speaks with their producer Katherine Warnock.

  • Episode 114: A Shrine to Mother Cabrini Nestled Among the High Rises in Downtown Chicago with Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC

    November 15th, 2021  |  30 mins 10 secs
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    St. Frances Xavier Cabrini founded a missionary order of religious sisters and she made her way to the United States, arriving first in New York, journeying to Colorado, and living out the remainder of her life in Chicago. Today, the National Shrine welcomes pilgrims to learn about this saintly woman and ask for her prayers.

  • Episode 113: How St. Thomas Aquinas Can Help You Understand the Last Things with Dr. Kevin Vost

    November 8th, 2021  |  38 mins 10 secs
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    Death, judgement, Heaven, and Hell, these are the four last things. I've always had lots of questions about them, especially the second coming. I was delighted to speak with Dr. Kevin Vost who answered the many questions I had, and will offer a great lesson for you today.

  • Episode 112: A Shrine to Our Lady Dedicated to Praying for the Dead

    November 1st, 2021  |  57 mins 15 secs
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    A magnificent church graces the French countryside and is a place where people pray to Our Lady of Deliverance for the souls of their beloved dead. Learn the story of the shrine and devotions you can pray even if you aren't nearby in France.

  • Episode 111: Meet Sister Faustina, A Sister of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church

    October 25th, 2021  |  31 mins 38 secs
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    Sister Faustina discovered her religious community by attending the Institute on Religious Life conference each year. Hear her vocation sister and learn more about her religious order that is dedicated to Our Lady.

  • Episode 110: How to Make Christ the Center of Your Rosary Prayer while Understanding the Paradoxes of the Rosary with Dr. James Papandrea

    October 18th, 2021  |  31 mins 4 secs
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    Dr. James Papandrea is a professor of Church History at a Protestant Seminary but as a faithful Catholic his goal is to make sure we understand how Christ is central to the Marian prayer of the rosary. Listen in on today's conversation between Fr. Edward Looney and Dr. James Papandrea to deepen your rosary meditation.

  • Episode 109: Mary's Role in the Pro-Life Movement with Fr. Frank Pavone

    October 11th, 2021  |  37 mins 11 secs
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    Fr. Frank Pavone has been a pro-life leader for decades and has advocated for the end of abortion and the protection of all human life. He speaks with Fr. Edward Looney about his pro-life work and how he has seen Mary's presence in the movement.

  • Episode 108: The Impressions of a First Time Pilgrim to the Champion Apparition Shrine with Tony Ganzer

    October 4th, 2021  |  36 mins 28 secs
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    Tony Ganzer, an NPR Journalist from Cleveland and host of the Faith Full Podcast packed up the family van and set their eyes and GPS to Wisconsin. What brought him to NE Wisconsin? The site of Mary's 1859 apparition to Adele Brise located in Champion, Wisconsin. Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Tony today about his impressions of the Wisconsin apparition.

  • Bonus Episode 22- Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    October 2nd, 2021  |  9 mins 13 secs

    On this bonus episode Fr. Edward collects the Marian tweets he came across this week including tweets about three Marian feasts- Our Lady of Ransom, Our Lady of Walsingham, and Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.

  • Episode 107: Praying the Rosary over the Kitchen Sink as a Catholic Mom with Caitlin Winters

    September 27th, 2021  |  28 mins 11 secs
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    Caitlin Winters is a Catholic mom reflecting on the rosary through her motherhood and helping other moms to do the same through her apostolate Motherhood through the Mysteries.

  • Bonus Episode 21- Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    September 24th, 2021  |  8 mins 34 secs
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    Fr. Edward recaps the Marian tweets he saw this week about Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of La Leche, Our Lady of Hope, Protestants and Mary, Mary as a superhero, a beautiful image for meditation and other topics. Hear the round up and Fr. Looney's commentary.

  • Episode 106: Pope St. Pius V's Influence on Catholicism with Professor Roberto de Mattei

    September 20th, 2021  |  17 mins 44 secs
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    The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (formerly Our Lady of Victory) resulted when Pope St. Pius V called for the world to pray during the Battle of Lepanto. Pope St. Pius V also made other valuable contributions to Catholic life. Discover the saintly legacy of this pope during Fr. Edward Looney's conversation with Professor Roberto de Mattei.

  • Bonus Episode 20: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics- Our Lady of Sorrows

    September 15th, 2021  |  9 mins 13 secs
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    On the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Edward Looney collects the tweets and articles he saw celebrating the memorial of Our Lady who stood at the foot of the cross.

  • Episode 105: The Holy Spirit Drew Close to Mary with Sr. Mary Ann Fatula

    September 13th, 2021  |  27 mins 54 secs
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    The Holy Spirit fell upon the apostles in the Upper Room on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection emboldening them to proclaim the gospel of Jesus. We are Jesus's disciples today. How do we draw close to the Holy Spirit? Sr. Mary Ann Fatula discusses her new book available from Sophia Institute Press.

  • Bonus Episode 19: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics on Mary's Birthday

    September 8th, 2021  |  8 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. Edward resurrects the Trending Marian Tweets and Topics for the feast of Mary's Nativity, and who knows, maybe these will become a weekly episode again. Enjoy the tweets and posts of fellow Catholics as we celebrate the feast of Mary's nativity!

  • Episode 104: How to Celebrate the Feast Days of Our Lady and the Saints with John Hart

    September 6th, 2021  |  34 mins 7 secs
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    The Church calendar is peppered with different memorials, feasts, and solemnities throughout the year as we honor Jesus, Mary, and the saints. One can celebrate these saints by spiritual practices and pious devotions. But you can also celebrate with food! John Hart, founder of Feast Day subscription box will help us understand how to live liturgically and celebrate these feast days.