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 41: Two Wisconsin Priests Talk About Priestly Life- Fr. John LoCoco

    September 3rd, 2020  |  29 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. John LocCoco is a priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and today he joins Fr. Edward Looney, a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, to have a casual conversation about priestly life and ministry.

  • Bonus Episode 11: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    August 29th, 2020  |  6 mins 29 secs

    Fr. Edward Looney presents the latest Marian news from twitter and the web.

  • Episode 40: Jesus and Mary Called the Holy Land Home with Shibly Kando

    August 28th, 2020  |  40 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney talks with Shibly Kando, gift store owner in Bethlehem about the current state of pilgrimages during Covid-19 and what it is like to live near the place where Jesus was born.

  • Bonus Episode 10: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    August 22nd, 2020  |  7 mins 47 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney recounts the highlights of social media for the past week, beginning with the feast of the Assumption.

  • Episode 39: The Silent Message of Knock Speaks to Us Today with Fr. Richard Gibbons

    August 21st, 2020  |  31 mins 20 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney interviews the Parish Priest of Knock, Ireland, where in 1871, the Blessed Mother appeared alongside John the Beloved, St. Joseph, and a Lamb on the Altar on August 21st. Fr. Gibbons shares the story of Knock and its importance today.

  • Episode 38: A Must See: Fatima the Movie- An interview with Producer Natasha Howes

    August 19th, 2020  |  24 mins 9 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney has seen the new theatrical production of "Fatima" and he can't wait for listeners to have their opportunity in theatres or on demand on August 28th. In this episode, Fr. Edward speaks with the producer of the film, Natasha Howes.

  • Bonus Episode 9: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    August 15th, 2020  |  8 mins 15 secs

    Fr. Edward Looney comments on social media posts and articles regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • Episode 37: St. Maximilian Kolbe's Marytown with Fr. Benedict La Volpe OFM Conv

    August 14th, 2020  |  30 mins 34 secs
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    The Rector and Guardian of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe/Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois discusses the life and theology of St. Maximilian Kolbe.

  • Bonus Episode 8: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    August 8th, 2020  |  12 mins 49 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney presents and comments on Marian tweets and topics he's seen over the past two weeks.

  • Episode 36: And Snow Fell From Heaven- The National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows

    August 5th, 2020  |  25 mins 2 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Fr. David Uribe OMI, the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows in Belleville, IL about the legend and devotion to Our Lady of Snows.

  • Episode 35: Ignatian Spirituality and Imagining Jesus Saying "Mother" with Fr. Joe Laramie SJ

    July 30th, 2020  |  38 mins 17 secs
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    Many people know about the Jesuits because of their institutions of higher education, but St. Ignatius was a saintly man who encouraged his followers to enter into imaginative prayer. And part of his Spiritual Exercises included the Blessed Mother. Learn more from Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ.

  • Episode 34: Grandparents are Prayer Warriors with Julie Cragon

    July 23rd, 2020  |  34 mins 12 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Julie Cragon, author of "Bless My Grandchild" about the spiritual role of grandparents.

  • Bonus Episode 7: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    July 18th, 2020  |  9 mins 6 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney highlights the trending Marian tweets and topics of the first part of July.

  • Episode 33: Wear a Scapular for Heaven's Sake with Steve Kerekes

    July 16th, 2020  |  29 mins 20 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney talks about the scapular devotion with founder Steve Kerekes.

  • Episode 32: Devoted to Mary as a Monk with Br. Maximilian Burkhart, OSB

    July 9th, 2020  |  40 mins 4 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney talks with a Benedictine brother and monk Maximilian Burkhart of Conception Abbey about St. Benedict, monastic life, and St. Maximilian Kolbe.

  • Episode 31: Consecrate Your Family to Mary with Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

    June 25th, 2020  |  38 mins 47 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney talks with Donna Marie Cooper-O'Boyle about her new book pertaining to preparation for Family Marian consecration.