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.

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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 – May 24, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa shares the audio of videos featuring abortion supporters losing their minds.

    +  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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  • Catholic Connection – May 24, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  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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    +  Women In the New Evangelization

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    +  Women In the New Evangelization

    • Description: Kelly Wahlquist continued
  • Catholic Connection – May 23, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  NPR style boss instructs staff on abortion terminology: 'Babies are not babies until they are born'

    • Segment Guests:
      • Vanessa Denha-Garmo
        Editor-in-Chief , Chaldean News

        Vanessa is a communications strategist and evangelist who coaches and consults clients on communications strategies. She also specializes in media training. Vanessa is an award winning journalist, professional speaker, and writer. She is a keynote speaker, workshop trainer, and member of the National Speakers Society.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 23, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity

    • Description: "From the spoiling of this relationship followed the decay of the entire family, and almost overnight, our once pro-life culture became pro-lifestyle, embracing everything that felt good. Sixty million abortions later, women aren’t showing signs of health, happiness, and fulfillment. Increased numbers of divorce, depression, anxiety, sexually transmitted disease, and drug abuse all point to the reality that women aren’t happier, just more medicated." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Carrie Gress

        Carrie Gress, a mother of four, has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She is the author of several books, including "The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis" and "The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity."

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    +  The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity

    • Description: Carrie Gress continued

    +  Cincinnati Catholic Men's Conference

    • Description: The Cincinnati Catholic Men's Conference is taking place June 15th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Liberty Township, Ohio. Speakers include Matt Birk, Rich Donnelly, and Fr. Leo Patalinghug. Click the link below for more details.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Matt Birk

        Super Bowl Champion Matt Birk is a 15-year veteran of the NFL. Since retiring in 2013 he has held a number of roles in the NFL League Office. He was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for excellence on and off the field and is committed to the importance of education through his HIKE Foundation.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Immersion 2019 - Evangelization Training Intensive

    • Description: St. Paul Street Evangelization's Immersion event is taking place at the Doubletree Hilton in Detroit from June 6-9. Steve and Beth are here to tell us all about it! Click the link below.
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    • +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Monthly Marriage Encounter

    +  Monthly Marriage Encounter

    • Description: Greg & Julie Alexander 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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  • Catholic Connection – May 21, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Picketing Cecile Richards in Ann Arbor

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Monica Miller

        Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 21, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  As ‘Nones’ Rise in Numbers, Catholic Church Faces Evangelization Challenge

    • Description: According to a new poll, the number of Americans with no religious affiliation now exceeds the number of Catholics, the nation’s largest Christian denomination.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Peter Jesserer Smith

        Peter Jesserer Smith is a staff reporter for the National Catholic Register. He covered Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States in 2015, and to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in 2014. He has reported on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis, including from Jordan and Lebanon on an Egan Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services. Before coming on board the Register in 2013, he was a freelance writer, reporting for Catholic media outlets as the Register and Our Sunday Visitor.

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    +  Webcast Discussion with Former Abortion Workers

    • Description: Tomorrow evening, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director and the subject of the film UNPLANNED, released this spring, will host a discussion with four other former abortion workers. Topics will include current news on abortion (Alabama, Missouri, New York, etc.), reactions to Unplanned that they have received, and live Q&A with viewers.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Abby Johnson

        Abby Johnson holds a B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in counseling from Sam Houston State University. She was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2005 and progressed to the position of community services director and health educator, where she served as liaison between the community and Planned Parenthood as media correspondent. Later promoted to heath center director, Johnson ran both the family planning and abortion programs. In 2009 she left Planned Parenthood and joined the pro-life movement.

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        • Book(s):
          • Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

    +  Webcast Discussion with Former Abortion Workers

    • Description: Abby Johnson continued
  • Catholic Connection – May 20, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa shares a homily by Fr. Brian Taylor that she recorded on her most recent trip to Italy.

    +  RTL Petition to Bypass Michigan Gov's veto of dismemberment abortion ban

    • Description: Right to Life of Michigan has filed paperwork today to begin a petition drive to bypass Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s promised veto of legislation to ban dismemberment abortions. On May 14, the Michigan House and Senate voted in favor of identical bills to ban dismemberment abortions (D&E abortions), the most common late-term abortion procedure. Another procedural vote is needed for the bills to be sent to Governor Whitmer’s desk.
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 20, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Archdiocese of Detroit to ‘reclaim’ holy day with shift away from youth sports on Sundays, seeking renewed focus on rest and family worship

    • Description: "The Archdiocese of Detroit on Wednesday announced a new policy to cease youth sporting activities on Sundays, in a renewed effort to “reclaim Sunday” as one for worship, rest and family time. In a new pastoral note titled “The Day of the Lord,” Archbishop Vigneron introduces the policy alongside a discussion of the scriptural and traditional foundation for Catholics honoring Sunday as a holy day. Dating to the early years of the Church, he said, Catholics set aside Sunday for rest and worship in recognition of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost Sunday, and the first “rest” of God after the work of creation." ...
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    +  Archdiocese of Detroit to ‘reclaim’ holy day with shift away from youth sports on Sundays, seeking renewed focus on rest and family worship

    • Description: Archbishop Allen Vigneron continued

    +  'Unplanned' author Abby Johnson named ambassador for new pro-life clothing brand

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Mark 1:23-26 -- And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God." But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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