Hey Everybody! It's Fr. Edward

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

295 episodes of Hey Everybody! It's Fr. Edward since the first episode, which aired on March 29th, 2019.

  • Episode 273: A Crash Course in Flannery O'Connor with Fr. Damian Ference

    May 20th, 2024  |  30 mins 15 secs
    book interview, influencer interview, movie interview

    Flannery O'Connor is an American writer known for her short stories. She also happens to be the subject of a new film "Wildcat" which is in theaters now, check local listings. Flannery O'Connor has been described as one of the greatest American writers, yet she is quite difficult to appreciate and understand. In this podcast episode, Fr. Damian Ference joins Fr. Edward Looney to share about his passion, love, and insights into the Hillbilly Thomist Flannery O'Connor.

  • Episode 272: Meet Anna, The Church Traveler from Instagram, and Learn Why She Visits Catholic Churches for Fun!

    May 13th, 2024  |  45 mins 58 secs
    influencer interview

    What compels Anna to visit so many different churches? Why did she start her Instagram page? What does she look for during a visit to a Church? What does she do during a visit? How can you better appreciate visiting a church you've never visited before? In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, Anna answers these questions and more!

  • Episode 271: Are We Living in the Times Prophesied by Our Lady of Good Success with James Valois

    May 6th, 2024  |  30 mins 24 secs
    book interview, marian apapritions

    James Valois became a devotee of Our Lady of Good Success decades ago, before it was popularized through the internet and social media. In his book "Our Lady's Prophesies" he helps the reader understand the importance and significance of the seventeenth century apparitions in Ecuador. In this interview with Fr. Edward Looney, Mr. Valois helps make sense of the apparitions and the current situation of the world today.

  • Episode 270: Ed the Diver is Caring for God's Waterways

    May 2nd, 2024  |  22 mins 53 secs
    influencer interview

    Ed the Diver has become quite popular on social media. He's from Northeast Wisconsin and dives local rivers and waterways cleaning up debris on the waterway floor. In this conversation with Fr. Edward, he shares how he is caring for God's waterways and encourages all people to take better care of the environment.

  • Episode 269: Spiritual Insights into Mysticism, Paradise, the Mass, and Monasticism from John Michael Talbot

    April 29th, 2024  |  55 mins 36 secs
    book interview, music interview

    John Michael Talbot is a Grammy and Dove award winning Catholic musician Not only has he sung the praises of God and spoken to masses of people, he also has penned 38 books. His latest, "Late Have I Loved You" is an updated autobiography of how the Lord has worked in his life and how he has responded to the Lord. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, John Michael Talbot shares about a mystical experience he had while in the hospital, the value of the Mass, and the need for monasticism in the world today.

  • Episode 268: One Priest's Experience While Walking the El Camino de Santiago with Fr. Greg Markey

    April 22nd, 2024  |  27 mins 22 secs
    book interview

    Fr. Greg Markey walked the Way of St. James, known as the El Camino De Santiago. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, Fr. Markey shares about the experience and about experience he had along The Way. If you have ever considered a life-changing pilgrimage, it is the El Camino. Learn his tips and recommendations for a good camino.

  • Episode 267: Irena Gut's Daughter Reflects on Mother's Heroism with the Actress Who Portrays Irena in New Wrenching Film--Irena's Vow

    April 15th, 2024  |  11 mins 38 secs
    movie interview

    Fr. Edward watches a lot of movies. He likes most of them. He loves only a few. Irena's Vow is one he loves. It was a powerful story. In this interview, Fr. Looney speaks with Irena's daughter, Jeannie Smith, about her impressions of her mother's story and with Sophie Nélisse who portrays her. Irena's Vow is in theaters on April 15 and 16 as a Fathom Event. If there is a movie you are going to fit into your schedule if the days and times are not convenient, make it Irena's Vow.

  • Episode 266: Dr. Amy Cattapan is Helping to Develop a Spirituality for Teachers with Her Recent Books

    April 8th, 2024  |  33 mins 49 secs
    book interview

    Fr. Edward has been friends with Amy Cattapan for several years now. Catholic writers know other Catholic writers. When she isn't writing books, Amy is teaching in the classroom and grading homework. Her two recent books with Ave Maria Press, which were her splash from fiction writing to non-fiction writing, provide inspiration for teachers. In "Sweet Jesus, Is It June Yet?" she focuses on teaching like Jesus and battling burnout. Her latest book, "A Saint Squad for Teachers" proposes different saints for inspiration and intercession. It is her passion to develop a spirituality for teachers. Be sure to share this episode with the educator in your life!

  • Episode 265: Could Joe Wilson Be the Next Blessed Carlo Acutis or Chiara Luce?

    April 3rd, 2024  |  49 mins 7 secs
    sainthood causes

    Fr. Edward began following the Carfin Grotto located in Scotland on Facebook because of his interest in grottos throughout the world. That led Fr. Edward to discover the story of a young man Joe Wilson who died at a young age. The spiritual life of Joe Wilson, his faith and devotion, inspired Fr. Edward and now he is happy to introduce listeners of the podcast to his story. In this episode we hear from Jane Burns, author of a biography about Joe Wilson, and midway through, John Patrick Mallon joins the conversation to add the perspective of the younger generation.

  • Episode 264: Roma Downey Can't Wait For You To Meet "The Baxters" Streaming on Amazon Prime March 28, 2024

    March 28th, 2024  |  19 mins 16 secs
    television

    Roma Downey makes a return to an episodic television based series. The Touched By An Angel star, produced and acted in a new series, The Baxters, coming to Amazon Prime just in time for Easter. The series is based off Karen Kingsbury novels and the show is a delight, and won't disappoint. In this interview, Roma Downey shares with Fr. Edward Looney the premise of the show and what viewers will appreciate and take away from it. It is an easily bingeable and relatable show for all audiences ages and demographics. Roma hopes and prays that this show will be a show watched together as a family.

  • Episode 263: Discover or Rediscover The Story of Moses in the Latest Docudrama Streaming on Netflix March 27, 2024 with Kelly McPherson

    March 26th, 2024  |  15 mins 40 secs
    movie interview, netflix

    Kelly McPherson is the producer of a new docudrama releasing on Netflix called "Testament: The Story of Moses." It releases on the steaming platform on March 27. The three episodes, recount the story of Moses from his birth, to him murdering an Egyptian, to the plagues, and leading the people into the Promised Land to receiving the Ten Commandments. As these stories are acted out, the expertise of scholars is peppered throughout to help a person better appreciate this biblical character. Go behind the scenes the docudrama series with Fr. Looney's interview with Kelly.

  • Episode 262: A Devotional Just For Today with Dom David Watters, O.S.B.

    March 18th, 2024  |  33 mins 49 secs
    book interview, devotional

    Join Fr. Edward Looney as he speaks with a young monk from Silverstream Priory in Ireland. Dom David shares with Fr. Looney the story of his conversion to Catholicism as a son of Protestant missionaries and what drew him to the extraordinary form of the Mass. They then discuss how Silverstream has republished a work from a Benedicitne Nun of Stanbrock, Worcester, where she traces the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux and Thomas a Kempis's Imitation of Christ. This daily devotional, is perfect Just for Today, and received its title from a poem of St. Therese of Lisieux.

  • Episode 261: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Helps Us Study and Understand the Prophet Isaiah

    March 13th, 2024  |  55 mins 14 secs
    bible, book interview, tan books

    The beloved EWTN priest host, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. has been teaching Catholics for decades through EWTN Live and other shows he hosts. I've been a guest on his show. Fr. Mitch is a brilliant man. When I was at the network, I was in awe of all he could readily talk about without at preparation. In his latest book from TAN Books, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. is helping us understand the writings of the Prophet Isaiah, known as the Gospel of the Old Testament. In this interview, be ready to begin a bible study on Isaiah, learn about its history, and how you can pray with the text too.

  • Episode 260: After Seeing Cabrini, the new Angel Studios Film in Theaters Now, Get to Know Mother Cabrini by Immersing Yourself in Her Writings with Kristen Theriault

    March 8th, 2024  |  24 mins 5 secs
    book interview, film

    Angel Studios has released a new film, about a Catholic saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. She was a powerful woman with God, who influenced the lives of so many immigrants in New York during her life. Moviegoers and Angel Studios enthusiasts will be getting to know Mother Cabrini and be introduced to her story. This might leave some with a desire to know more. Lucky for them, Sophia Institute Press has released The Mother Cabrini Companion by Kristen Theriault. In this conversation with Fr. Looney, Kristen shares how Mother Cabrini has influenced her and how her letters and words can be inspiration to those learning about her for the first time.

  • Episode 259: An Evangelical Filmmaker Discovered the Real St. Patrick and Wrote a Devotional with Aaron Burns

    March 4th, 2024  |  29 mins 5 secs
    book interview, ecumenical, evangelical

    Aaron Burns is a filmmaker, and now author of a new devotional based on the life and legacy of St. Patrick. You would expect the author of a devotional based on the writings of St. Patrick to be a Catholic, but he is not. St. Patrick is one of Catholicism's most celebrated saints in the secular world, and his story has the ability to touch hearts of believers regardless of their Christian denomination. In this episode hear how Aaron encountered St. Patrick and how the saint has influenced him to this day.

  • Episode 258: Blessed Michael McGivney Obtained the Grace of Healing from Alcoholism for One of His Relatives

    February 26th, 2024  |  49 mins 12 secs
    book interview, saints

    The intercession of holy men and women on the road to sainthood is powerful. Today's episode features one of those stories. Fr. Edward speaks with Joe and Nicole McGivney about Joe's healing from alcoholism through Blessed Michael McGivney's intercession. Joe is a distant relative of Blessed Michael and I'm sure that gave him all the more reason to intercede before the throne of God for Joe's healing.