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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 – July 29, 2016 – 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 – July 29, 2016 – 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 – July 28, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  World Youth Day 2016

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Joseph Kirkconnell
        Parochial Vicar , St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms

    +  Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east

    • Description: Originally aired July 19, 2016
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Robert Fastiggi

        Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology, has been at Sacred Heart Major Seminary since 1999. Prior to coming to Detroit, he taught at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas from 1985-1999. During his time at Sacred Heart, Dr. Fastiggi has taught a wide variety of courses, including, Ecclesiology, Christian Anthropology, Mariology, Trinity and Christology and the Sacramental Life of the Church. He is a board member of the Mariological Society of America and the Society for Catholic Liturgy.

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    +  Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east

    • Description: Dr. Robert Fastiggi continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 28, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Steve Ray live from India

    • 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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    +  Steve Ray live from India

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life-Changing Gift

    • Description: "Religion professor and media commentator, Mathew N. Schmalz – once a childhood bully – has something to say about mercy’s life-changing possibilities. With his own life as backdrop for reflections on forgiveness, compassion, and clemency, Schmalz details personal accounts of mercy that show it doesn’t always come easily, but is infinitely rewarding. In Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life-Changing Gift (Our Sunday Visitor, 2016), Schmalz’s 12 chapter-profiles each relate a personal experience of mercy which helped him know the mercy of Christ. He describes his adoption, his forgiveness of his birth mother, and his meeting with the victim of his grade-school bullying, among many others. Each story is presented in up-close detail which allows the reader to identify with the situation." (Originally aired July 22, 2016)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Mathew Schmalz
        Associate Professor , College of the Holy Cross
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        • Book(s):

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up today's show!
  • Catholic Connection – July 27, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  eBook: Beginners Guide To Mother Teresa of Calcutta: (Almost) Everything You Need To Know In 10,000 Words

    • Description: Originally aired July 12, 2016
    • Segment Guests:
      • Jon Leonetti

        Jon has dedicated his life to engaging Catholics in all walks of life. Providing keynote presentations and parish missions internationally, Jon is a recognized leader in the Church today, helping others to cultivate intimacy with Jesus Christ through prayer, Sacraments, family life, Mary and the saints. Jon and his wife Teresa reside in Des Moines, Iowa with their son Joseph. Jon is currently pursuing a masters degree in moral theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • eBook: Beginners Guide To Mother Teresa of Calcutta: (Almost) Everything You Need To Know In 10,000 Words
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

    +  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.

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

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 27, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Fatima Statue - US Tour for Peace

    • Segment Guests:
      • Patrick Sabat
        Statue Custodian

      +  McDonald’s Filters Pornography Out, New WiFi Policy

      • Description: In response to public requests, McDonald’s is now filtering out pornography from its WiFi in corporate-owned restaurants, and is making the same service available to its franchisees. This is the result of a campaign spearheaded by Enough is Enough in partnership with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and more than 70 other organizations.
      • Segment Guests:

      +  EWTN Coverage of World Youth Day

      • Segment Guests:
        • Peter Gagnon
          Vice President of Programming and Production , EWTN
        • Resources:

      +  Conclusion

      • Description: Teresa wraps up the show.
  • Catholic Connection – July 26, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa speaks about the WikiLeaks document dump that is taking over the Democratic National Convention this week.

    +  The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics

    • Description: "The Epistle to the Hebrews is considered one of the most beautifully written and theologically dense books of the New Testament. Its author expounds upon the way the Old Covenant finds fulfillment in Christ and exhorts his readers to maintain their confession of faith despite ostracization and persecution from the surrounding culture. Shane Kapler's new exploration of Hebrews shows how, when we study the text through the eyes of its first-century Jewish-Christian author and readers, obscure references and allusions yield an abundance of riches. This one epistle becomes the ideal means for, not just introducing, but delving deeply into, foundational Catholic beliefs: the Trinity, Jesus's full humanity, the Word of God (written and unwritten), Christ's priesthood and salvation by grace (expressed in both faith and works), the communion of saints, the Eucharist, and the authority of the Church's ordained shepherds. By immersing ourselves in the heart of God's revelation in Christ, we, like the first generation of believers, will stand equipped to weather the current storms, and to proclaim Christ--the Way, the Truth, and the Life--to a hostile culture."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Shane Kapler

        Shane contributes articles to Catholic Exchange and Catholic Lane and is a frequent guest on EWTN and Relevant Radio. He was recently featured on EWTN Television's "The Journey Home." He vehemently maintains however, that his "best gig" is being the father of two.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 26, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  World Youth Day 2016 - Poland

    • Segment Guests:
      • Most Reverend John M. Quinn
        Bishop , Winona, MN

        Bishop Quinn holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit; a Master of Divinity from St. John’s Provincial Seminary, Plymouth; a Masters in religious studies and Masters in systematic theology from the University of Detroit/Mercy. He has also done graduate work in religious studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

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    +  Talking to Pilgrims

    • Description: Teresa speaks with two young people who are in Poland for World Youth Day.

    +  World Youth Day 2016 - Poland

    • Segment Guests:
      • Kathryn Jean Lopez

        Kathryn Jean Lopez is the former editor and current editor-at-large of the widely read and cited daily webzine, National Review Online, where she has written and edited for more than a decade. She is also a Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute. An award-winning opinion journalist who has been praised for her “editorial daring,” Lopez is also a nationally syndicated columnist with United Media’s Newspaper Enterprise Association. She writes frequently for a variety of Catholic publications, including Our Sunday Visitor.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 25, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa speaks about the upcoming guests, the Matter of Taste event, and her trip to Rome in September for Mother Teresa's canonization.

    +  Apostolate carries Eucharist through neighborhoods and city square, followed by 600 men

    +  Apostolate carries Eucharist through neighborhoods and city square, followed by 600 men

    • Description: Ace Tacderas continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 25, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Inside Word at 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:
      • Doug Keck
        President & COO , EWTN

    +  Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

    • Description: The Couple to Couple League is launching a social-media movement during NFP Awareness Week 2016 to broadcast a papal encyclical that has the power to restore marriage as God designed it. Timed to the 48th anniversary of its July 25 release, the movement is intended to reclaim Humanae Vitae (“On Human Life”), in which Pope Paul VI called on Catholics to reject artificial contraception such as the pill and embrace “God’s loving design,” as lived out through chastity and natural family planning.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

    • Description: Chris Reynolds continued

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 8:8 -- "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word and my servant will be healed."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
      • Resources: