Author Archive: Edward Looney

In 2005, at the age of 16, the Blessed Mother touched Edward’s heart in a profound way through two different pilgrimages to her shrines—one in Europe and the other in Champion, Wisconsin. Today, Edward has responded to a special mission he believes he has received from Our Lady to spread the message she gave to Adele Brise in 1859. To this end, he has authored four books on the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help available through Tau Publishing. When he is not busy with seminary studies, he travels throughout the country raising awareness of Our Lady’s first and only approved Marian apparition in the United States.
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the author are his alone, they neither reflect those of the diocese he studies for nor the seminary he studies at. He seeks to always remain faithful to the Magisterium.

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Searching for Love

Searching for Love

[ 2 ] March 30, AD 2014 |

Our world is filled with a lot of hatred. One must only turn on talk radio or the nine o’clock news to see this. For whatever reason, it seems so easy to hate or dislike other people. This hatred can spew over into our daily conversations with others about certain individuals. But why do we […]

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Are We a Well Read Culture?

Are We a Well Read Culture?

[ 3 ] March 10, AD 2014 |

Two years ago when the first Hunger Games movie was released, I wanted to be in the know because all my friends were talking about the books and movie. Consequently, I wanted to read the first book before seeing the film. I read the first of Suzanne Collins trilogy which I found to be a […]

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Blessed are They Who Mourn

Blessed are They Who Mourn

[ 0 ] March 2, AD 2014 |

I feel truly blessed by God to be on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land that spans nearly ten weeks. The pilgrimage has afforded me the opportunity to pray at and visit many holy sites throughout this land where Jesus walked in addition to the study of Sacred Scripture and Ecumenism. Recently our group visited […]

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The Virgin Mary as Harbinger and Echoer

The Virgin Mary as Harbinger and Echoer

[ 2 ] February 2, AD 2014 |

This topic is one that has been the subject of much reflection for me over the past several months after having read Chiara Lubich’s “Mary, the Transparency of God.” Unfortunately I do not have her text in front of me as I write this reflection because at present I am in the midst of a […]

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Looking to the Star of the New Evangelization

Looking to the Star of the New Evangelization

[ 0 ] January 5, AD 2014 |

Stars are significant in the Christian tradition.  For example, God promised Abraham descendants more numerous than the stars of the sky (Genesis 22:17).  And today a star plays a prominent role in our celebration of the Epiphany when a star guided the Magi to the stable (Matthew 2:9-11).  Additionally, the Church has had a longstanding […]

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Three Common Misconceptions on the Immaculate Conception

Three Common Misconceptions on the Immaculate Conception

[ 3 ] December 8, AD 2013 |

Today, December 8th, the Church would observe the feast of the Immaculate Conception. This year the feast is transferred to Monday the 9th, giving precedence to the Second Sunday of Advent. In my experience, the Immaculate Conception is one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Church. Today, I’d like to address three common misconceptions […]

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Three Reasons to Pray the Angelus this Advent

Three Reasons to Pray the Angelus this Advent

[ 6 ] December 1, AD 2013 |

Farmers pause in their fields at midday and bow their heads in prayer. Businessmen and women overhear the ringing bells of nearby churches during their lunch break in the downtown business district. Neighbors to Catholic Churches hear the church bells toll thrice daily at six, noon, and six, as an invitation to pray the traditional […]

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Mary: Model of the Theological Virtues

Mary: Model of the Theological Virtues

[ 2 ] November 10, AD 2013 |

In my youth, I prayed the rosary with my grandmother or other ladies from the parish after daily Mass.  Before the first three Hail Marys, the leader always announced a special intention: “We pray for an increase in the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.”  As one could imagine, this piqued the curiosity of […]

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The Queen of October: Champion and Fatima

The Queen of October: Champion and Fatima

[ 0 ] October 13, AD 2013 |

October 9th came and went. An important anniversary for the Church in the United States passed and very few people realized the significance of the date. My own life was consumed with the busyness that surrounded me, leaving me unable to write for the momentous anniversary. 154 years ago in Northeastern Wisconsin on October 9, […]

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Adele Brise and the Sign of the Cross

Adele Brise and the Sign of the Cross

[ 1 ] September 15, AD 2013 |

In light of yesterday’s feast, the Exaltation of the Cross (September 14), it seems appropriate to reflect on the cross. Specifically, I’d like to focus on the only approved Marian apparition in the United States of America. On October 9, 1859, the Queen of Heaven appeared to Adele Brise in Robinsonville (now Champion), Wisconsin. Our […]

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The Marriage of Matthew 25 and 28

The Marriage of Matthew 25 and 28

[ 1 ] August 17, AD 2013 |

This past summer I was working as a hospital chaplain. As part of this group, my three other peers along with a supervisor would meet daily. Many times our daily conversations evolved into theological discussions. One day we were discussing the commands of Jesus in relationship to our hospital and future parish ministry. In reference […]

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The Fusion of Three Christological Devotions

The Fusion of Three Christological Devotions

[ 9 ] July 21, AD 2013 |

Believe it or not, the Catholic Church and her faithful are devoted to Jesus Christ. With all our hyperdulia and dulia (devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints), we can often lose sight of the Church’s Christological devotion. Most clearly, the Church’s faithful are dedicated to the Eucharist—to receiving Christ in the Holy […]

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Re-Evaluating Television: Questions of Morality

Re-Evaluating Television: Questions of Morality

[ 6 ] June 23, AD 2013 |

One of my fondest memories of my grandmother is watching Little House on the Prairie with her when I was a child.  Knowing she loved Little House on the Prairie, one Christmas I decided to purchase the first season of The Waltons for her.   I am not entirely sure if she ever watched any of […]

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The Power of Tears

The Power of Tears

[ 4 ] June 16, AD 2013 |

Over the past few months, I have witnessed the tears of many people. Some have been tears of joy for an answered prayer. Others have been tears of sorrow when mourning the death of a loved one who just died of cancer or unexpectedly. Some tears were shed when someone shared a personal story that […]

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The Life of the Virgin

The Life of the Virgin

[ 0 ] May 26, AD 2013 |

Followers of mystical phenomena are most likely familiar with two different “biographies” of the Virgin Mary, The Mystical City of Godby Mary Agreda and The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich. Both of these biographies are based off of mystical experiences and private revelations received by the aforementioned. Recently, scholars have now been […]

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Twelve Other Forms of Marian Piety

Twelve Other Forms of Marian Piety

[ 10 ] May 19, AD 2013 |

In my last article, I looked to the rosary as the Marian devotion par excellence.  Some people may find the rosary difficult to pray, or they desire to honor Mary in another way or additional ways.  Below are twelve other ways in which a person can honor Mary beside the rosary.  By no means should this […]

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