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.

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Teresa Tomeo's Latest Posts

  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

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

    • Description: Is Donald Trump the most pro-life President ever?
    • 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:

    +  Detroit's St. Joseph Catholic ready to rebuild iconic steeple

    • Description: "After months of raising money, a historic Detroit church is ready to start a major renovation and it's going to rebuild its iconic steeple. St. Joseph Oratory Catholic was founded more than 150 years ago in Detroit. As the city has bounced back in recent years, the church is seeing something similar: a boost in its congregation."
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  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  All Chilean bishops present resignation, await decision from pope

    • Description: "At the close of their 3-day meeting with Pope Francis, all the bishops of Chile asked victims of the country's abuse scandal for forgiveness and presented written resignations to the pope, who must decide whether to accept or reject them. In a written May 18 statement, the bishops thanked Pope Francis for his “paternal listening and fraternal correction,” and asked forgiveness for the pain caused to victims, the pope, the People of God and the country due to their “serious errors and omissions.” ...
    • Segment Guests:

    +  All Chilean bishops present resignation, await decision from pope

    • Description: Elise Harris continued

    +  Chilean abuse victim: Pope told me to be happy being gay, God made me this way

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 21, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Michigan House approves Baby Boxes where parents can surrender newborns

    • Description: "Michigan's House has passed legislation that lets parents leave their newborns in secured boxes at hospitals, fire departments and police stations in addition to personally surrendering them to emergency services personnel and first responders. Lawmakers approved the four-bill package Wednesday that amends the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law to allow for use of these baby boxes which the state Department of Health and Human Services would be tasked with regulating. The bill also redefines "newborn" as a child not older than 30 days."
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Holy Hour for Save the 8th

    • Description: Holy Hour for Save the 8th at St. Thomas Church in Ann Arbor Thursday night at 7pm!
    • 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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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 21, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Stop Worrying and Start Living

    • Description: "After years of panic attacks, digestive problems, heart palpitations, and sleepless nights, author Gary Zimak discovered that a personal relationship with Jesus keeps his worrying under control and fills him with peace. And he believes that what works for him can work for you, too."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gary Zimak

        Gary Zimak is the author of several books, including A Worrier's Guide To The Bible, From Fear To Faith, and Stop Worrying & Start Living. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. Gary is the host of Spirit In The Morning on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia and is a regular guest on EWTN TV and radio.

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    +  Stop Worrying and Start Living

    • Description: Gary Zimak continued

    +  After Cecile Richards, What’s in Store for Planned Parenthood?

    • 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.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 18, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Media Distorts President Trump's Comments about MS-13 Gang Members

    +  ProMedica Hospital Signature Drive / Prayer Vigil

    • Description: Why did they gather 10k signatures to present to the board of directors at ProMedica Hospital? Bishop Thomas and Peter Range are here to tell us about it. There is also a prayer vigil planned for Saturday May 19th at 11 am in Toledo at ProMedica’s Headquarters, 100 Madison Ave.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Bishop Daniel E. Thomas

        Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is the eighth Bishop of Toledo.

        • Peter Range
          Director of Office for Life and Justice, Catholic Charities , Diocese of Toledo

      +  St. Joan of Arc Festival Evangelization Tent

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  • Catholic Connection – May 18, 2018 – 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.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Feast of Pentecost

    • Segment Guests:
      • Steve Ray

        Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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    +  Feast of Pentecost

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Feast of Pentecost

    • Description: Steve Ray continued
  • Catholic Connection – May 17, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

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

    • Description: Live from Priests for Life's Florida offices.
    • 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:

    +  Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

    • Description: On May 21, 2018, the archdiocese will celebrate the new feast of Mary, Mother of the Church with a Mass and procession at Old St. Mary’s Parish in Greektown. Bishop Battersby tells us all about it.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Bishop Gerard Battersby
        Auxiliary Bishop , Archdiocese of Detroit

        In 2002, he was named pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Detroit, and in 2007, was appointed to Sacred Heart Major Seminary, where he received a License in the New Evangelization in 2008. While serving as director of graduate seminarians and graduate pastoral formation at the seminary, Fr. Battersby also served concurrently as administrator of St. Leo Parish in Detroit, and as Theology House Director.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 17, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution

    • Description: "The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution" is the name of a conference taking place May 31st at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. "The #MeToo movement has generated widespread outrage over sexual harassment and the culture that condoned it. More broadly, it has prompted new questions about related harms to women and whether those harms share a common root in the sexual revolution. The current cultural moment, then, calls for a thoughtful look at the promises—and consequences—of the sexual revolution." See the link below for more.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Mary Eberstadt

        A frequent contributor to magazines and journals including TIME, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Weekly Standard, and First Things, Mrs. Eberstadt has also served as an editor at Policy Review, The Public Interest, and The National Interest. Previous affiliations include the Hoover Institution and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. In 2011, she founded a literary organization called the Kirkpatrick Society that mentored hundreds of women writers.

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    +  The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution

    • Description: Mary Eberstadt continued

    +  Chastity is a boy’s best friend

    • Description: "When I speak to young people, and even more so now during the #Me Too Movement era. I am wont to say, “Chastity is a boy’s best friend.” Because, I add, if nothing happened between you and a woman, there’s nothing to talk about. And it’s much harder to fabricate a criminal charge. Like imperfect contrition, choosing chastity to sidestep various negative consequences will suffice, and it’s also a good building block for future growth in virtue." ...
    • 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.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 16, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Feast of the Sacred Heart / Home Enthronements

    • Segment Guests:
      • Emily Jaminet

        Emily Jaminet is a blogger, contributor to CatholicMom.com, and serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services with a minor in human life studies from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1998.

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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – May 16, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  President Donald Trump to Keynote Susan B. Anthony List’s 11th Annual Gala

    • Description: This afternoon (May 14) the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List announced that President Donald J. Trump will speak at the organization’s eleventh annual Campaign for Life Gala. The event will take place Tuesday, May 22 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, will receive SBA List’s 2018 Distinguished Leader Award. Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana will give special remarks. Long-time pro-life advocate and businesswoman Kathy Ireland will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  How are Jerusalem's People Reacting to the Embassy Move?

    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

    +  Conclusion