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 – September 22, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Sistine Chapel Choir to perform concerts in Detroit for the first time

    • Description: Tune in to Ave Maria Radio at 6pm tonight for the live broadcast!
    • Segment Guests:
      • Michael Jones
        General Manager , Ave Maria Radio
        • Msgr. Charles Kosanke
          Pastor , Most Holy Trinity Parish & Ste. Anne Parish, Detroit

      +  Archbishop Vigneron’s Pastoral Letter “Unleash the Gospel” in the Michigan Catholic

      • Description: Over 20 issues, The Michigan Catholic is bringing readers, in bite-sized chunks, Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel.
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      +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – September 22, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Sistine Chapel Choir to perform concerts in Detroit for the first time

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    • +  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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      +  Conscience Protection Act

      • Description: "Amidst uncertainties in health care reforms and policies, it is essential now more than ever to push for policies that uphold religious liberty and conscience rights. We must protect the right of conscience of health care professionals, providers, and facilities from participating in morally-objectionable procedures like abortions. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 32 other organizations – including the Christ Medicus Foundation – have released a letter to Congress urging it to speedily pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 to close the Wyden loophole and protect the deeply-held convictions of so many Americans on the issue of human life. This joint letter, cosigned by prolife groups, religious organizations, and health care professionals and providers, notes that “supporters and opponents of abortion alike should be able to agree on promoting the common good by protecting the right of conscience of all providers.”
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      +  Pope Francis Sets Up New John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family

      • Segment Guests:
        • Edward Pentin

          Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East.

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      +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – September 21, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  12th Annual Oktoberfest at St. Joseph Oratory - Sept 24th

    • Segment Guests:
      • Canon Michael Stein
        Rector , St. Joseph Oratory

        Ordained in 2010 by His Eminence, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Canon Michael Stein has served as Parish Pastor in Gabon, Africa, as Vice-Rector in Chicago, and is currently the Pastor of St. Joseph Oratory in downtown Detroit. He is a member of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and received all of his priestly formation at the Institute's Motherhouse in Gricigliano, Italy, just outside of Florence.

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    +  Sistine Chapel Choir to perform concerts in Detroit for the first time

    +  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 – September 21, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Pro-Lifers Arrested Nationwide for Giving Women Alternatives Inside Abortion Clinics and Refusing to Leave

    +  Pro-Lifers Arrested Nationwide for Giving Women Alternatives Inside Abortion Clinics and Refusing to Leave

    • Description: Monica Miller continued

    +  Catholic laity and the undiscussed sex scandal of our times

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Pia de Solenni

        Dr. Pia de Solenni is an ethicist and cultural analyst. She owns her own consulting company, Diotima Consulting. She is an expert in issues relating to women’s health, life issues, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and National Review Online.

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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – September 20, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Catholic Singer Annie Karto

    • Description: Annie is here to tell us about, and play selections from, her new album "A Gift for Our Lady." (Originally aired September 5, 2017)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Annie Karto

        As a Catholic singer-songwriter and inspirational speaker, Annie Karto hopes to stir the flame in the Catholic Church through the power of God’s great gift of music. The healing mercy of God is the heart of her music ministry, along with singing of the beautiful sacraments of the Church, and honoring the Blessed Mother Mary.

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    +  New PTC Study Finds Majority of Streaming Services Unsafe for Children

    • Description: "In a new study of the top streaming video platforms and content providers, the Parents Television Council found that children have easy access to adult content, in part, because the parental controls are lax or non-existent. The PTC research also found that the majority of original streaming content was rated TV-MA (mature audiences only). On Netflix, 65% of original/exclusive TV programming is rated TV-MA, while 1% is rated G, and 8% rated PG." (Originally aired August 14, 2017)
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    +  What Did Jesus Do? The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church

    • Description: Originally aired August 14, 2017
    • 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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    +  What Did Jesus Do? The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church

    • Description: Tom Nash continued
  • Catholic Connection – September 20, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Do You Believe in Miracles?

    • Description: Tim Francis, a Catholic evangelist, will tell the story of his own dramatic conversion and why he knows Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. He includes a multi-media show with exclusive ¬film footage examining: A consecrated host becomes living flesh; A statue of Jesus weeps tears and blood; A stigmatist suffers similar wounds to the wounds of Christ. Is there solid evidence validating these claims? What does science have to say about these claims? Who should come and who should you bring: 1) The “I will believe it when I see it” type, 2) The “I believe in God but NOT organized religion” type, 3) Atheists and Agnostics, 4) Non Catholic Christians, 5) The “Catholic Mass is so boring” types, 6) The son, daughter, grandchild who does not see the need to go to church every Sunday, 7) The “I was born and raised Catholic but I no longer go to church,” persons, 8) The most devoted Catholics you know. (Originally aired September 18, 2017)
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  The Feast of St. Matthew

    • 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.

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    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – September 19, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about her Deacon Dom's marriage program coming up at St. Isaac's Parish.

    +  Catholic College Night – Sept. 20

    • Description: Click the link below for the details!
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – September 19, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  From Islam to Christ: One Woman's Path through the Riddles of God

    • Description: "Born and raised in Muslim Turkey, Derya Little wandered far and wide in search of her true home. After her parents' divorce, she rejected her family's Islamic faith and became an atheist. During her stormy adolescence, she tried to convince a Christian missionary that there is no God but was converted to Christ instead."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Derya Little

        Derya Little has a Ph.D. in politics from Durham University in England. Her articles on foreign affairs have appeared in academic journals and Catholic World Report.

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        • Book(s):

    +  From Islam to Christ: One Woman's Path through the Riddles of God

    • Description: Derya Little continued

    +  Australian bishops call for month of prayer ahead of same-sex marriage vote

    • Segment Guests:
      • Teresa Tomeo
      • Resources:
        • Article(s):
          • Australian bishops call for month of prayer ahead of same-sex marriage vote
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    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – September 18, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) speaking against religious tests.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Do You Believe in Miracles?

    • Description: Tim Francis, a Catholic evangelist, will tell the story of his own dramatic conversion and why he knows Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. He includes a multi-media show with exclusive ¬film footage examining: A consecrated host becomes living flesh; A statue of Jesus weeps tears and blood; A stigmatist suffers similar wounds to the wounds of Christ. Is there solid evidence validating these claims? What does science have to say about these claims? Who should come and who should you bring: 1) The “I will believe it when I see it” type, 2) The “I believe in God but NOT organized religion” type, 3) Atheists and Agnostics, 4) Non Catholic Christians, 5) The “Catholic Mass is so boring” types, 6) The son, daughter, grandchild who does not see the need to go to church every Sunday, 7) The “I was born and raised Catholic but I no longer go to church,” persons, 8) The most devoted Catholics you know. Info on the local presentations are in the link below.
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – September 18, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Dogma Resonates: The Backlash Grows against Senator Feinstein and her Colleagues

    • Description: "Last week, in one of the most memorable and disturbing political exchanges in recent memory, Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee for appointment by President Trump to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, was battered by several Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who questioned whether her Catholic faith should disqualify her from serving on the federal bench. The incident raised the specter of religious tests which are, of course, prohibited by the U.S. Constitution." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Matthew Bunson

        For the past 20 years, Dr. Matthew E. Bunson has been active in the area of Catholic social communications and education, including writing, editing, and teaching on a variety of topics related to Church history, the papacy, the saints and Catholic culture. He is faculty chair at Catholic Distance University, a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author or co-author of over 50 books.

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    +  The Dogma Resonates: The Backlash Grows against Senator Feinstein and her Colleagues

    • Description: Dr. Matthew Bunson continued

    +  Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire

    • Segment Guests:
      • Edward Pentin

        Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East.

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    +  Conclusion