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.
December 13th, 2021 | 49 mins 26 secs
Dr. Erika Kidd is an associate professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. A convert to Catholicism, Mary found a way into her family life by coincidental dates for major life events. And when her second child was stillborn at 40 weeks, she turned to Mary in the moment of her grief. Mary's yes to God, not only at the Annunciation but throughout her life, provides hope for us in the dark times of our own Advent.
December 6th, 2021 | 25 mins 21 secs
biblical fiction, joseph, marriage, mary, unwed
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with author Stephanie Landsem about an article of hers which she explains the marriage of Joseph and Mary and corrects a common error in talking. She also shares about her books of biblical fiction.
Episode 116: Two Devotees of Our Lady's Apparition in Beauraing Discuss the Significance of the Apparition
November 29th, 2021 | 39 mins
apparitions, beauraing, belgium, blessed virgin, catholic, mary
Fr. Edward Looney learned of the Belgian apparition in Beauraing many years ago. In 2015 he visited the site of the apparition. And he has included the apparition in many of his books including "A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary." In this week's episode, Fr. Looney discusses Our Lady's apparitions with Andrew Rabel, a social media follower who messaged Fr. Looney about Beauraing. Andrew is a wealth of knowledge about the apparition and on today's episode you will hear a passionate conversation.
November 22nd, 2021 | 22 mins 30 secs
chosen, christmas, christmaswiththechosen, themessengers
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
mary, mothercabrini, saints, shrines
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.
November 8th, 2021 | 38 mins 10 secs
death, heaven, hell, judgement, last things, mary, thomasaquinas
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.
November 1st, 2021 | 57 mins 15 secs
deceased, lovedones, mary, purgatory, shrine, souls
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.
October 25th, 2021 | 31 mins 38 secs
catholic, charity, consecrated, mary, motherofthechurch, nuns, religiouslife, sisters
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
blessedvirgin, catholic, christ, jesus, mary, rosary
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.
October 11th, 2021 | 37 mins 11 secs
abortion, apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, guadalupe, marian, mary, prolife
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
apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, champion, devotion, door county, goodhelp, marian, mary, national shrine, our lady, pilgrimage
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.
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.
September 27th, 2021 | 28 mins 11 secs
catholic, catholicmom, devotion, mary, motherhood, prayers, rosary
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.
September 24th, 2021 | 8 mins 34 secs
blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, guadalupe, laleche, paintings, socialmedia, sorrows, trending, twitter
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.
September 20th, 2021 | 17 mins 44 secs
churchhistory, mary, ourladyofvictory, piusv, popes, rosary
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.
September 15th, 2021 | 9 mins 13 secs
catholic, cross, mariandevotion, mary, ourlady, ourladyofsorrows, suffering
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.