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 the Catholic faith and the role of Mary in their life. Gain new insights and begin or deepen your Marian devotion.
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Episode 53: What the Church and St. Faustina Teach about Suicide Deaths with Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
October 29th, 2020 | 49 mins 57 secs
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Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, author of "After Suicide: There's Hope for Them and You" breaks down what the Church teaches about suicide and what Jesus had to say to St. Faustina about the topic. In the aftermath of a death of a loved one, families struggle. In this conversation with host, Fr. Edward Looney, Fr. Chris, he offers light in the midst of darkness and hope in a time of despair.
Episode 52: We Are All Saints in the Making with Lisa Hendey
October 27th, 2020 | 41 mins
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LIsa Hendey is the founder of Catholicmom.com and a gifted journalist, writer, and speaker. In her latest book for children, "I Am a Saint in the Making," Lisa introduces young and old alike to the call we all share to become saints. Join host Fr. Edward Looney and guest Lisa Hendey for a captivating conversation about saints and discover hidden gems in the text and illustrations.
Episode 51- Rosary Lessons Learned and Shared with Kelly Guest
October 22nd, 2020 | 27 mins 41 secs
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Columnist Kelly Guest recently shared with readers of CatholicMom.com lessons she learned throughout life about the rosary. Today she shares her insights with Fr. Edward Looney on the podcast How They Love Mary.
Episode 50: St. Maximilian Kolbe's Two Crowns with Oscar Delgado
October 20th, 2020 | 17 mins 52 secs
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The story of the Saint of Auschwitz is known by many. He gave his life so another might live. In this interview, Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Oscar Delgado, the associate producer of the film Two Crowns slated for a fathom event on October 26, 2020 and expected dvd and streaming release sometime thereafter.
Bonus Episode 15- My Mary Statue Fell Over
October 16th, 2020 | 17 mins 15 secs
People captioned Fr. Edward's tipped over statue of Mary. He comments on the captions.
Episode 49: The Rosary is Our Ladder to Heaven with Sr. Andrew Marie, FSP
October 15th, 2020 | 37 mins 55 secs
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Sr. Andrew Marie, FSP, used social media to remind people to pray the rosary. When she posted pictures of her rosary, people began asking where they could get one. This led her to create an Etsy store to sell corded ladder rosaries . Sr. Andrews shares about her vocation, life as a Daughter of St. Paul, and rosary making in this episode.
Episode 48: Stop Saying the Fatima Prayer and Begin Praying It with Dr. Luke Arredondo
October 13th, 2020 | 55 mins 18 secs
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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions in 2017, Dr. Luke Arredondo co-authored a book about a prayer we say after every decade of the rosary. Let's move from saying the prayer to really praying it. Learn about the Fatima prayer in this episode.
Episode 47: Learn the Story of the Family Prayer Priest through Film or a Comic Book
October 8th, 2020 | 41 mins 44 secs
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This episode brings you two different interviews. The first with Megan Harrington, the producer of Pray: The Story of Fr. Patrick Peyton. The second is a conversation with Philip Kosloski of Voyage Comics. The story of the saintly Fr. Patrick Peyton can be learned by audiences in two different mediums.
Episode 46: The Broken Pray the Rosary with Kevin Matthews
October 7th, 2020 | 37 mins 38 secs
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Chicago Radio Personality Kevin Matthews was tapped by the Blessed Mother to bring the statue of Broken Mary to people who are broken. Since finding the statue, Kevin's life has been transformed by the power of prayer with Mary.
Bonus Episode 14- Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
October 3rd, 2020 | 11 mins 43 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney surveys the past two weeks of Marian tweets and topics.
Episode 45: Photographing Mary and the Rosary Shrine with Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP
October 1st, 2020 | 38 mins 34 secs
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Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP is the Promoter General of the Rosary for the Dominican Order and is the rector of the Rosary Shrine in England. On Twitter he is known for his beautiful photography of holy images and stained glass windows.
Episode 44: Let the Holy Spirit Help You Let Go of Anger and Stress with Gary Zimak
September 24th, 2020 | 35 mins 18 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney talks with Catholic author and radio personality Gary Zimak about his latest book available from Ave Maria Press: Let Go of Anger and Stress: Be Transformed by the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Bonus Episode 13- Trending Marian Tweets for the Holy Name of Mary and Our Lady of Sorrows with Rachel Bulman
September 19th, 2020 | 37 mins 18 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney and Rachel Bulman discuss tweets about the Holy Name of Mary and Our Lady of Sorrows, and then discuss Rachel Bulman's article that appeared on Word on Fire about the devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows.
Episode 43: How to Tweet, Share, and Pin About the Blessed Mother with Tommy Tighe
September 15th, 2020 | 48 mins 5 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney talks with Catholic social media guru Tommy Tighe about how we as Catholics can share the Blessed Mother with our friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all the other platforms.
Bonus Episode 12- Trending Marian Tweets and Topics
September 12th, 2020 | 11 mins 53 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney shares and comments on the Trending Marian Tweets and Topics he came across, including September being the month of Our Lady of Sorrows and September 8th's feast of Mary's Nativity.
Episode 42: Let's Go on a Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage with Charbel Raish
September 10th, 2020 | 54 mins 30 secs
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Charbel Raish shares about the Virtual Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage which began on the feast of Our Lady's Nativity and concludes on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.