Episode 149: Stories about Mother Angelica from a Friar Who Knew Her with Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA
May 23rd, 2022 | 38 mins 3 secs
ewtn, healings, mary, mother angelica, mystics, rhoda wise
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, a Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word who left his career to help Mother Angelica with the network and who then eventually became an EWTN priest. In this conversation breaking down lesson four of Fr. Looney's book How They Love Mary, Fr. Joseph shares memories from his life working alongside Mother Angelica.
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.
April 14th, 2022 | 22 mins 50 secs
father stu, helena, mark wahlberg, mary, montana, movie, priesthood, sony pictures, stuart long, virgin mary
The Catholic world is all a buzz about Father Stu, the new movie starring Mark Wahlberg who plays Father Stuart Long. Father Stu is a moving film about a man who overcame all odds to become a priest. Mark Wahlberg portrays Father Stu, but Fr. Bart Tolleson knew him in real life and joins Fr. Edward Looney today to share stories about his friend.
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 21st, 2022 | 53 mins 55 secs
bohorodista, icons, imri, marian devotion, marianlibrary, mary, pokrov, ukraine
Dr. Richard Lenar wrote his doctoral dissertation at the International Marian Research Institute on the Marian Devotion of Ukrainian Catholics, utilizing a special collection at the Marian Library. Dr. Lenar shares his wealth of knowledge about Ukrainian history with Fr. Edward in this conversation.
March 17th, 2022 | 42 mins 36 secs
blesed virgin, covid, covid19, dan venezia, ewtn, mary, mother angelica, rosary, surviving covid-19
Dan Venezia, a former MLB player, was one of the first people in New York who came down with Covid-19. Hospitalized during Holy Week, he turned to prayer, and through television, he began praying the rosary with Mother Angelica on EWTN. In this episode, Dan shares his passion, love, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary with host Fr. Edward Looney.
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.
January 17th, 2022 | 41 mins 23 secs
anxiety, catholic, divine mercy, dorothy day, jesus, mary, mental health, new york city, ocd, the chosen, young adults
Colin Nykaza discovered his devotional life aided his struggles with mental health. By turning to Our Lady and the Divine Mercy, he found heavenly help with anxiety and ocd. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, the two discuss The Chosen, Dorothy Day, Young Adult Ministry, and how devotionalism aids mental health.
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.