July 24th, 2023 | 47 mins 6 secs
apparitions, pilgrimage, shrines
Anthony Bonna flies to Wisconsin once or twice a year with the sole purpose of visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion, formerly known under a different appellation of Our Lady of Good Help. Mary appeared in 1859 to Adele Brise and spoke a message encouraging prayer and catechesis. Today, pilgrims visit the shrine daily to participate in the sacraments of the Church and implore Mary's help. In this episode, Anthony Bonna shares his experience of pilgrimage and what he does for hours while visiting.
April 28th, 2022 | 28 mins
apparitions, bi location, blessed virgin, mary, mystical city of god, sor maria, venerable maria of agreda
Fr. Edward recently visited Spain and had the opportunity to visit Agreda and venerate the incorrupt body of Venerable Maria of Agreda, celebrate Mass in the monastery, and interview Sister Patricia about life in the convent founded Venerable Maria of Agreda.
Episode 137: What it takes to Publish a Book and the Value of Spiritual Reading (especially during Lent and Holy Week) with Kristen Van Uden
March 28th, 2022 | 35 mins 46 secs
apparitions, calvary, classics, garabandal, holy land, holy week, jesus, lent, mary, spiritual classics
Kristen Van Uden works for Sophia Institute Press and serves as spokesperson for deceased authors of classical works. In this episode, she speaks with Fr. Edward Looney about the process of getting a book published and the value of spiritual reading. They focus on three books perfect for Lent and Holy Week. It's still not too late to begin spiritual reading this Lent.
Episode 136: The Messages Received by Joseph Terelya in a Ukrainian Marian Apparition with Michael Lichens
March 24th, 2022 | 35 mins 43 secs
apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, joseph terelya, marian devotion, mary, sophia institute press, ukraine, wincenty laszewski
Fr. Edward Looney talks with Catholic Exchange Editor Michael Lichens about a 1987 Marian apparition that occurred in Ukraine, received by Joseph Terelya, with a message about forgiveness, the state of evil in the world, and a call to pray for Russia. Learn about this apparition and others with the coffee table book "The World of Marian Apparitions" by Wincenty Laszewski and published by Sophia Institute Press.
March 7th, 2022 | 54 mins 8 secs
apparitions, blessed virgin, chastisement, garabandal, illumination of conscience, mary, miracle, prophecies
A few years ago, Fr. Edward Looney learned about Garabandal through a movie that he the chance to see. At the time he was skeptical about the phenomena, but recently he has been growing in devotion and appreciation of this 1960s Spanish Marian apparition. Today, he speaks with Glenn Hudson about everything related to Garabandal. Take a listen and judge for yourself.
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.
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.
September 13th, 2021 | 27 mins 54 secs
apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, holyspirit, marian devotion, mary
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.
Episode 103: The Light of Christ in Celtic Spirituality and How Mary Crushes Darkness with Julianne Stanz
August 30th, 2021 | 45 mins 3 secs
apparitions, blessedvirgin, catholic, celticspirituality, darkness, devotion, heritage, irish, light, mary
Julianne Stanz is a diocesan employee, consultant for the USCCB, and an author of several books. Today, she joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about Celtic spirituality and Mary's role in crushing the darkness of our lives.