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 – February 22, 2019 – Hour 1

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  Phoenix from the Ashes: The Sex Abuse Crisis and the Future of the Catholic Church

    • Description: Father Gabriel Richard High School will present its 2019 Familiaris Consortio Lecture on March 2, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12 noon entitled Phoenix from the Ashes: The Sex Abuse Crisis and the Future of the Catholic Church. The event will include a keynote presentation by Janet E. Smith entitled “The Sex Abuse Crisis as an Opportunity for Evangelization.”
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    +  ECRC’s new divorce ministry

    +  ECRC’s new divorce ministry

    • Description: Iklas Bashi continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 22, 2019 – Hour 2

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Inside Word @ EWTN

    • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins Teresa to share with us the latest news regarding EWTN's TV & radio programming.
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    +  Indiana Holy Family Catholic Conference

    • Description: The Indiana Holy Family Catholic Conference is coming up March 9th. Speakers include Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dominick, Chris Bray, Monica Kelsey, and others. Click the link below for all the details.
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    +  Supreme Court Rejects Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Bishops for Burying Babies Killed in Abortions

    • Description: "The U.S. Supreme Court granted a victory to Texas Catholic bishops on Tuesday after an abortion chain attacked them for offering to bury babies killed in abortions. The lawsuit by Whole Woman’s Health, a Texas abortion chain notorious for health and safety violations, involves a Texas law that requires abortion facilities to bury or cremate aborted babies’ bodies. The law helps ensure that abortion businesses are not selling aborted babies’ bodies for profit." ...
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    +  Supreme Court Rejects Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Bishops for Burying Babies Killed in Abortions

    • Description: Dr. Monica Miller continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 21, 2019 – Hour 1

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  Ann Arbor Joins Saturday's Day of Mourning

    +  Getting Ready for Lent & Easter

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Alex Kratz

        Father Alex Kratz, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest in residence at St. Aloysius Parish in downtown Detroit. As a Franciscan friar, Fr. Alex also developed contacts among the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land—the official custodians of the Holy Places for the Catholic Church. While in the Holy Land father was asked to be chaplain for two pilgrimages and it was through this experience that he discovered a love and a call to serve as a pilgrimage Spiritual Director. It was this foundational experience that inspired him to start Terra Sancta Pilgrimages in 2008 to provide direct and creative “solidarity support” to the Church of Jerusalem.

    +  Getting Ready for Lent & Easter

    • Description: Fr. Alex Kratz continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 21, 2019 – Hour 2

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  All In The Name: How the Bible Led Me to Faith in the Trinity and the Catholic Church

    • Description: "Mark McNeil spent years in the Oneness Pentecostal movement: praying in its lively services, zealously spreading its unconventional teachings, and rejecting mainstream Christianity as misguided. He even graduated from a Oneness Pentecostal Bible college with big plans to become a minister and leader within the movement. Then he left it all behind." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Mark McNeil

        Mark McNeil is the assistant principal for formation and a member of the theology department at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, where he has taught since 2000. He has earned master's degrees in Scripture, theology, and philosophy. Mark also teaches theology part-time at the University of St. Thomas and has spoken at parishes and conferences across the Houston area and throughout the country. Mark was received into the Catholic Church in 1999.

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        • Book(s):
          • All In The Name: How the Bible Led Me to Faith in the Trinity and the Catholic Church
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    +  All In The Name: How the Bible Led Me to Faith in the Trinity and the Catholic Church

    • Description: Mark McNeil continued

    +  Catholic Medical Association condemns New York’s new abortion laws, calls on Catholics to demand action from state lawmakers

    +  Catholic Medical Association condemns New York’s new abortion laws, calls on Catholics to demand action from state lawmakers

    • Description: Dr. Barbara Golder continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 20, 2019 – Hour 1

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Door by door, volunteers brighten neighborhood by bringing the Gospel to the community

    +  New Leaven Initiative

    • Description: New Leaven is for transforming the daily life of Catholic disciples. It’s for taking important steps that disentangle us from the ways of the world, now that we’ve become serious about following Christ. The “disentangling” involves many practical issues about the way we make and spend MONEY, the way we spend our TIME, our acceptance of God’s design for the FAMILY, the nature and quality of our RELATIONSHIPS, our reverence for the sexuality and fertility of the BODY, our engagement in the MISSION of Jesus, the way we WORK and its impact on the family. In all these things, New Leaven combines the truth and wisdom of Catholic teaching with the unscripted dynamic of small groups for humbly approaching the Lord and seeking those redeemed patterns of living that only the Spirit can bring.
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    +  New Leaven Initiative

    • Description: Deacon Bob Ervin continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 20, 2019 – Hour 2

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Reconciled to You...

    • Segment Guests:
      • Allison Gingras

        Catholic author, social media evangelist, inspirational speaker, retreat leader, blogger, and podcaster … with a unique, practical, and humorous way of sharing a grace-filled life with Christ!

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    +  Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI

    +  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 – February 19, 2019 – Hour 1

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  Our Lady of the Fields Camp and Retreat Center

    +  Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center & Upcoming Events

    • Segment Guests:
      • Patrice Abona
        Executive Director , ECRC

        A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s of science in Merchandising Management, she has held several management roles in hospitality as well as retail. Abona has served with ECRC for almost 10 years as a volunteer, mostly in Chaldeans Loving Christ (CLC), the high school youth program, and also leading Kairos retreats and helping with Vacation Bible School.

      • Resources:

    +  Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center & Upcoming Events

    • Description: Patrice Abona continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 19, 2019 – Hour 2

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  Search No More: The Keys to Truth and Happiness

    • Description: "In Search No More, author Steven Hemler makes the case that the keys to truth and happiness are Jesus and his Church, as experienced by himself, the saints, and millions of others over the past 2,000 years." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Steve Hemler
        President , Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America
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    +  Search No More: The Keys to Truth and Happiness

    • Description: Steve Hemler continued

    +  Mass & Adoration Companion

    • Description: "Mass and Adoration Companion will help you develop your own unique way of conversing with God, so that Adoration and other prayer times will become completely centered on the loving and personal gift of the Presence of God, and so that the Mass will never again be just an hour-long event, but an inspiration and an aid to living a Eucharistic spirituality that will change your life." ... (Originally aired February 14, 2019)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Vinny Flynn

        Vinny Flynn is a well-known Catholic author, speaker, singer and musician who speaks and sings all over North America. His other popular books include "7 Secrets of the Eucharist," "7 Secrets of Confession," and "21 Ways to Worship."

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    +  Mass & Adoration Companion

    • Description: Vinny Flynn continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 18, 2019 – Hour 1

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Give Up Worry for Lent! 40 Days to Finding Peace in Christ

    • Description: Catholic author and self-described “recovering worrier” Gary Zimak combines practical spirituality, daily scripture readings, and simple action steps to help you kick the worry habit as part of your Lenten renewal. He shows you how to let go of the anxiety-producing areas of life in order to find the lasting peace that comes from trusting God.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gary Zimak

        Gary Zimak serves as director of parish services at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church in North Wales, Pennsylvania. He previously served as the host of Spirit in the Morning on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia. He is a frequent speaker and retreat leader at Catholic parishes and conferences across the country.

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    +  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.

      • Resources:

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

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 18, 2019 – Hour 2

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Pope Francis approves canonization of John Henry Newman

    +  Praying for our Priests

    +  Praying for our Priests

    • Description: Vicki Herout continued

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Sherry and Gail discuss Exodus 28:42 -- "You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the hips to the thighs."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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