TAN Direction Episode 12 – The Glories of Mary: The Theology of the Immaculate Conception

 

Episode 12 – The Glories of Mary: The Theology of the Immaculate Conception

Father Edward Looney explores the theology of the Immaculate Conception as presented by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. He discusses the fittingness of Mary’s preservation from original sin in relation to the Holy Trinity and explains how this doctrine was anticipated and believed by saints and religious communities prior to its dogmatic definition. Father Looney clarifies the distinction between the Immaculate Conception and the conception of Jesus, emphasizing Mary’s role as the sinless Virgin and intercessor. He concludes by focusing on the birth of Mary.

Episode 12 covers part two, discourse one.

Meet Your Host

Fr. Edward Looney is the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Shawano, WI and serves as the president of the Mariological Society of America. He has visited Marian shrines all across the world, including Lourdes, Fatima, Knock, Beauraing, Banneux, Pontmain, and Rue du Bac. Fr. Looney publishes regularly on Marian topics, is the author of seven books, and hosts multiple podcasts including The Mystical City of God in a Year. 

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