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 82: The World that Joseph and Mary Knew with Mike Aquilina

    March 31st, 2021  |  30 mins 5 secs
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    This is a special crossover episode from Fr. Edward's #YearofStJoseph podcast, Cup of St. Joe. Patristic scholar Mike Aquilina offers us reflections on the world of Joseph and Mary including a discussion about the marriage of Joseph and Mary.

  • Episode 81: Touched by the Blessed Mother in the Film Resurrection with Roma Downey

    March 26th, 2021  |  26 mins 44 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney interviews Roma Downey, the acclaimed actress from Touched by an Angel, and producer with her husband Mark Burnett of The Bible Series and now a new film releasing on Discovery Plus just in time for Easter- Resurrection. In Fr. Looney's opinion, it is the most exquisite portrayal of the Blessed Mother in film he has ever scene. He discusses with Roma Downey the Blessed Virgin's role in the passion and the days of Easter. This is a must listen to episode.

  • Episode 80: Teach Children Mary's Many Titles with Our Lady's Picture Book with Anthony DeStefano

    March 25th, 2021  |  25 mins 58 secs
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    Anthony DeStefano has done it again offering children a beautiful book about the Blessed Mother in his latest book Our Lady's Picture Book. Introduce your children and grandchildren to the many titles of the Blessed Mother. Fr. Edward Looney unpacks the contents and inspiration behind the book in this episode of How They Love Mary.

  • Episode 79: Forgiveness and the Eucharist defined Fr. Ubald's Life with Heidi Hess Saxton

    March 22nd, 2021  |  40 mins 18 secs
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    Fr. Ubald had a reputation has a holy priest and Jesus worked healings as he carried the Eucharistic Lord in the monstrance. He survived the Rwandan Genocide. He died in 2021, after a long battle with Covid. Heidi Hess Saxton, an editor with Ave Maria Press, worked hand in hand with Fr. Ubald on his book, and she shares his story of forgiveness with us today.

  • Episode 78: The Role of Mary during the Covid-19 Pandemic with Kayla Harris

    March 15th, 2021  |  39 mins 12 secs
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    Pope Francis invited Catholics throughout the world to call upon Mary's intercession to end the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, she had been implored many times in the past during disease outbreaks. Kayla Harris of the Marian Library cataloged the expressions of Marian devotion during the pandemic and she shares highlights of what she learned.

  • Episode 77: Spending Hacks from a Mom of Fourteen with Sam Fatzinger

    March 8th, 2021  |  52 mins 43 secs
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    A few years ago, a Washington Post article made them go viral. As a simple, humble family, they choose simple living with their family of sixteen (14 kids, 2 adults). Surely with a such a life experience they have lots of advice to offer people regarding spending less and living more. If they can do it, so can you!

  • Episode 76: Living the Stations of the Cross with Death Before Your Eyes with Emily DeArdo

    March 1st, 2021  |  31 mins 16 secs
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    Emily DeArdo was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age. She overcame the possibility of death by receiving a lung transplant. Living with death before her eyes helped her to live the spiritual principle of #MementoMori. Learn how she lives the stations of the cross in her life daily.

  • Episode 75: Praying the Stations of the Cross through Art and Journaling with Jen Norton

    February 22nd, 2021  |  38 mins 54 secs
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    Artist Jen Norton joins Fr. Edward Looney to discuss her book "Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross." They discuss how to engage and pray with art and the benefits of journaling.

  • Episode 74: The Blessing of Living in Lourdes with Fr. James Phalen, CSC

    February 11th, 2021  |  22 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. James Phalen lived in Lourdes, France for several years. Today, he talks with Fr. Edward Looney about the beauty of Lourdes, Mary's appearance, and message.

  • Episode 73: Why Mary is Worthy of Our Imitation with Fr. Quan Tran

    February 2nd, 2021  |  30 mins 48 secs
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    Mary is the model disciple and was filled with grace and virtue. We can look to her and find in her attributes we can imitate. Fr. Quan Tran in his new book Imitation of Mary shows how Mary can aid all Christians on their journey to the kingdom of Heaven.

  • Episode 72: Learn the Secrets to Listening for God with Teresa Tomeo

    January 25th, 2021  |  33 mins 5 secs
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    Veteran journalist Teresa Tomeo wants to help people listen for God in their life. Through her own story and others she has done just that with her new book from Sophia Institute Press. Today she shares with Fr. Edward Looney the secrets about listening for God.

  • Episode 71: A Crash Course in the Bible with Dr. Mark Giszczak

    January 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    The Augustine Institute recently released a new bible translation called the ESV Catholic edition. Dr. Giszczak explains the game of biblical alphabet soup, and helps us understand the complexity of the bible.

  • Episode 70: Meet Blessed William Chaminade and Blessed Adele with Brother Andrew Kosmowski

    January 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 secs
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    You might be familiar with the University of Dayton from college basketball. Did you know they are a Marianist college? Who are the Marianists and the saintly people behind the order? Brother Andrew Kosmowski shares about his religious community.

  • Episode 69: Wearing Socks for the Glory of God with Scott Williams

    January 4th, 2021  |  36 mins 44 secs
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    Can wearing socks be an exercise in evangelization? That's the case with Sock Religious. Wear socks pertaining to the liturgical season or celebrate your favorite saints. Express your devotion to your favorite saint or let everybody know you are Catholic. This week, Scott Williams, founder of Sock Religious speaks with Fr. Edward Looney about wearing socks for the glory of God.

  • Episode 68: How to Find a Patron Saint for 2021 with Meg Hunter Kilmer

    December 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins
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    Meg Hunter Kilmer loves the saints and she talks with Fr. Edward Looney about familiar and obscure saints on this episode of How They Love Mary.

  • Episode 67: Christmas Fulfills the Old Testament with Dr. Luke Arredondo

    December 21st, 2020  |  43 mins 35 secs
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    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.