Teresa Tomeo

Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk radio host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper.  In the year 2000, she left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company.  Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.  Her talk radio program is also carried on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Ms. Tomeo is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor.  She appears frequently on EWTN Catholic Television.  Teresa and co-hosts the new EWTN program The Catholic View for Women.  Teresa has also been featured on The O’Reilly Factor Fox News, Fox & Friends, and MSNBC discussing issues of faith and media awareness.  In 2008 the she was chosen as only one of 270 delegates from around the world to attend the Vatican Women’s Congress held in Rome marking the 20th Anniversary of John Paul the Second’s Letter entitled On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.  As a speaker Teresa travels around the country addressing media awareness and activism, as well as sharing her reversion to the Catholic Church.

Her latest book is called God’s Bucket List, Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond, published by Image, a Penguin Random House Company.  Her first book, Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families, is published by Ascension Press and is a Catholic best seller.  Her second book, Newsflash! My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist was published in September of 2008.  Her book Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture, was released in October of 2011 from Ignatius Press. Teresa has also co-authored a series of best selling Catholic books called All Things Girl for tween girls focusing on modesty and chastity.

If you would like to order a copy of any Catholic Connection program with Teresa Tomeo, please go to the Program Copies page for more information.

Program Details:

Times: Monday – Friday: 8:00-10:00 am EST

Call-in Phone: Sienna Toll-free line 877-573-7825

Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today. Catholic Connection covers social issues, media awareness, and local businesses, youth, families, and community leaders in Southeastern Michigan and reports on news throughout the Catholic community and how we can make a difference.

To order a copy of any Catholic Connection program, go to the Program Copies page for more information.

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Teresa Tomeo's Latest Posts

  • Catholic Connection – November 15, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today.
  • Catholic Connection – November 15, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today.
  • Catholic Connection – November 14, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Special 'Notes from Above' Episode with Mark McKenzie

    • Description: Mark McKenzie has composed or orchestrated well over 100 movies. He was an orchestrator for the Academy Award Winning music to Dances With Wolves, the Academy nominated movie scores to Good Will Hunting, Men In Black, and other well-known blockbuster films. Deacon Loewe previews the upcoming "Notes from Above" where he was able to interview Mark.
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    +  Praying for the dead, the Intercession of Saints, and Venerating Relics

    • Segment Guests:
      • Tom Nash

        Tom Nash is a research associate at Ave Maria Radio, and former theology advisor at EWTN. He is the author of What Did Jesus Do?: The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church (Incarnate Word Media) and The Biblical Roots of the Mass (Sophia Institute Press). In addition, he is contributing author to Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass (Emmaus Road Publishing). He is also a regular member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

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    +  Praying for the dead, the Intercession of Saints, and Venerating Relics

    • Description: Tom Nash continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 14, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Intense Debate Over Handling of Abuse Scandal Ensues at USCCB Meeting

    +  Intense Debate Over Handling of Abuse Scandal Ensues at USCCB Meeting

    • Description: Al Kresta continued

    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

    • Description: Joan Lewis is the author of the blog "Joan's Rome." She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.
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    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

    • Description: Joan Lewis continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 13, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Chaldean American Ladies of Charity

    • Description: We hear about Adopting a Family for Christmas and the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Rita Foumia
        UC Family Services/Chaldean American Ladies of Charity
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    +  Deacon Larry Oney is coming to town!

    • Description: Deacon Larry Oney is speaking to the Men On Fire group at Holy Spirit Church in Brighton, MI on November 15th. He plans to "empower men to discover and embrace their divine purpose of Mission." That same day he's speaking at the Women's Luncheon at St. Patrick Church in Brighton.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Deacon Larry Oney

        Deacon Larry Oney, a permanent deacon for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans serves at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, Louisiana. Deacon Oney is the Chairman of HGI Global—a third party administration and project management firm. Despite obstacles encountered throughout his life, Deacon Oney has flourished. He infuses positivity and inspiration into his ministry. His strong faith and love for others have also helped steer his successful business career. We hope that you will find the same inspiration and encouragement in his story that has given comfort and counsel to thousands of people across the globe.

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    +  Deacon Larry Oney is coming to town!

    • Description: Deacon Larry Oney continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 13, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  USCCB Assembly, Youth Outreach, the 2019 March for Life

    +  USCCB Assembly, Youth Outreach, the 2019 March for Life

    • Description: Bryan Kemper continued

    +  Side by Side: A Catholic Mother-Daughter Journal

    • Description: "Side by Side: A Catholic Mother-Daughter Journal by Catholic musician Lori Ubowski and her daughter, Ava, is a unique journal that allows the two of you to communicate in a new and exciting way. Beautifully designed and rich in spiritual content, each page contains thought-provoking prompts that help you share your thoughts and faith while strengthening your connection with each other." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Lori Ubowski

        Lori Ubowski is a Catholic musician and speaker who serves as director of music ministry at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Panama City, Florida. She and her husband, Adam, lead worship and speak at parishes retreats, conferences, liturgies, and other events through their music ministry, Out of Darkness.

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    +  Side by Side: A Catholic Mother-Daughter Journal

    • Description: Lori Ubowski continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 12, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Frank Pavone

        Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion.

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    +  Troy sub-deacon charged with sex assaults on teen boy

    +  Troy sub-deacon charged with sex assaults on teen boy

    • Description: Fr. Rudy Zoma continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 12, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  New Conscience Exemption to Contraception Mandate

    • Segment Guests:
      • Diana Verm

        Diana Verm has been a lawyer at Becket since 2009. Diana’s work has included domestic and international litigation, including defending the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and supporting the right of New Zealand’s Jews to have access to Kosher meat. Diana has been quoted in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and the Christian Post. She has been featured on Christian Broadcasting Network Television, Eternal Word Television Network, and C-SPAN.

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    +  I Went to Mass: What Did I See?

    • Description: "Favorite images from the Mass fill the pages of this beautiful book, helping children learn, label, and love what they see in their own church. With the book’s upbeat cadence, whimsical rhyme, and adorable illustrations, children will delight right along with the little boy at all there is to see at Mass. I Went to Mass is sure to become a classic for Catholic children everywhere!" ... (Originally aired November 8, 2018)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Katie Warner

        Katie Warner, full-time Catholic wife and mom, has extensive experience sharing the Catholic faith through writing, speaking, and teaching. Katie is the author of Head & Heart and a popular prayer journal series, the most well-known being A Parent Who Prays. She holds a graduate degree in Catholic Theology from the Augustine Institute, is a correspondent for the National Catholic Register, the Communication Manager for Catholics Come Home, and a national Catholic speaker and TV segment host.

    +  I Went to Mass: What Did I See?

    • Description: Katie Warner continued

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Vanessa and Gail discuss 1 Timothy 3:15 -- "If I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – November 9, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  What is "Men of Faith"?

    • Segment Guests:
      • Jeff Kassab
        Co-Founder , Genesis 4:9 Men's Club

    +  The Divine Mercy Center in Clinton Township

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    +  The Divine Mercy Center in Clinton Township

    • Description: Benedetta Morley continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 9, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It

    • Description: "The sex-abuse scandal, which has erupted anew in 2018, poses the greatest challenge that the Catholic Church has faced since the Reformation. In The Smoke of Satan, veteran Catholic journalist Philip Lawler explains why the crisis is even more severe than when it first commanded headlines in 2002, and how the failure of Church leaders goes all the way to the Vatican." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Phil Lawler

        Philip Lawler, the founder of the Catholic World News service, is the author of The Faithful Departed, which the late Father Richard Neuhaus described in 2008 as “the best book-length treatment of the sex abuse crisis, its origins and larger implications, published to date.” More recently he wrote Lost Shepherd, a critical analysis of Pope Francis’ leadership. With The Smoke of Satan he completes his analysis of the crisis of confidence in the Church and explains how an engaged and determined laity can help trigger worldwide Catholic revival.

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        • Book(s):
          • The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It
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    +  The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It

    • Description: Phil Lawler continued

    +  Six (or Seven) Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends

    +  Six (or Seven) Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends

    • Description: Steve Ray continued