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 – November 23, 2017 – 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 – November 23, 2017 – 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 – November 22, 2017 – 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 – November 22, 2017 – 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 – November 21, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Sherry's Two Shillings

    • Description: Sherry talks with us today about the dangers of pornography and the many accusations of sexual harassment in the news each day.

    +  Encounter Conference this January!

    • Description: This is taking place at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor from January 4-6. Click the link below for a list of speakers and other important information.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Patrick Reis

        Patrick is the Coordinator of Encounter Ministries, a host of Encounter Radio, and Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Patrick Church in Columbus, OH. He has a passion and drive to see Catholics empowered to walk in the power and love of the Holy Spirit and speaks at conferences around the country. He was recently featured in “Fearless” a documentary on the Holy Spirit and Evangelization.

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    +  Encounter Conference this January!

    • Description: Patrick Reis continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 21, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Man, Woman, and the Order of Creation - Dec 11 Conference

    • Description: "In his 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si’, “On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis points to a profound connection between our relationship to the gift of creation and the nature of the human person, itself an integral part of the created order. A fully integrated human ecology, he argues, requires that we acknowledge that we too have a nature that cannot be manipulated at will lest it lead to the assumption that we also have the right to absolute control over creation as a whole. The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity is sponsoring a one-day symposium in order to explore this aspect of Laudato Si’ and to lay out the Catholic understanding of the nature of man and of woman."
    • Segment Guests:
    • +  Man, Woman, and the Order of Creation - Dec 11 Conference

      • Description: Fr. Paul Check & Dr. Deborah Savage continued

      +  The Peace of Christmas: Quiet Reflections from Pope Francis

      • Description: "The Peace of Christmas offers an opportunity to reflect with Pope Francis on the many moods and challenges of one of the central realities of our faith: Our God became one of us, came to dwell in our midst, and began life as we all do, as a tiny baby, needy and vulnerable and dependent on the people around him for his very survival."
      • Segment Guests:
        • Diane Houdek

          Diane Houdek is the author of The Hope of Lent, The Joy of Advent, Pope Francis and Our Call to Joy, Lent with St. Francis, and Advent with St. Francis. She is a professed Secular Franciscan with a bachelors degree in English and history from Marquette University and a masters degree in English literature from Northwestern University. She is the digital book editor for Franciscan Media and past editor of Weekday Homily Helps and Bringing Home the Word.

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      +  The Peace of Christmas: Quiet Reflections from Pope Francis

      • Description: Diane Houdek continued
  • Catholic Connection – November 20, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  The Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

    • Description: Sherry speaks with Tom and Christina Achatz, who attended the beatification on Saturday with their 5 kids. They share their experience.

    +  The Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

    +  The Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

  • Catholic Connection – November 20, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Suffering

    • Segment Guests:
      • Debbie Georgianni

        Debbie Georgianni, M.A. is a writer, inspirational speaker and certified health/wellness coach. She dedicated 25 years to Catechetical Ministry in the Diocese of Phoenix working with all age groups. Debbie spent 5 years in Community Relations and as an Announcer for Immaculate Heart Radio. Debbie is also the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Third Millennium Media. Her lifelong passion has always been to assist people in nurturing their mind, body and spirit so that a healthy balance will lead towards a blessed life.

    +  Suffering

    • Description: Debbie Georgianni continued

    +  National Center on Sexual Exploitation Calls on House Speaker Paul Ryan to Include Harms of Pornography in Sexual Harassment Training

    • Description: Patrick Trueman, President and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and Lisa Thompson, Vice President of Research and Education of NCOSE sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan requesting a discussion of the harms of pornography be included in any sexual harassment training for members and staff. “Converging evidence from decades of peer-reviewed research correlates pornography consumption with a broad array of harms that adversely impact individuals, families, and society. Principal among those harms is pornography’s well-documented link with sexually aggressive attitudes and behaviors,” Trueman and Thompson state in the letter. Citing research confirming that pornography exposure is associated with sexual aggression, they add: “Any effort to address sexual harassment must therefore address the underlying issue of pornography consumption.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Katherine Blakeman
        Director of Communications , National Center on Sexual Exploitation

        Katherine works to foster a community of people who want to restore human dignity and end sexual exploitation through digital outreach and social media marketing. Katherine also develops digital, communications, and press strategies for the organization in an effort to engage with an increasingly broader audience.

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    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Sherry and Gail discuss 1 Peter 5:8 -- “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        Founder & President , Catholic Scripture Study International
      • Resources:
  • Catholic Connection – November 17, 2017 – Hour 1

    +  Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace

    • Description: "Do you want to be well? That’s what Jesus asked the sick man at Bethesda. Wouldn’t it seem obvious that he wanted healing since he’d lingered pool-side for decades? Why else would he have been there? Do you want to be well? Believe it or not, our answer to that question is often no. We want to be vindicated, excused, hidden, and even at times patronized for the wounds we've suffered. Our complex relationships with parents can be especially difficult to resolve. Marge Fenelon uses her own experience with her mother to guide us to desire authentic healing." (Originally aired October 19, 2017)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Marge Fenelon

        Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, award-winning author and journalist, blogger, and speaker. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic publications and websites, a weekly contributor to Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air Show” and a popular guest on many other Catholic radio and television shows. She blogs at National Catholic Register and as a speaker has touched the hearts of audiences in a variety of venues.

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    +  Upcoming Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

    • Description: Father Solanus Casey's Beatification Mass will begin at 4 PM EST (Doors open at 2 PM) on Saturday, November 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. (Originally aired November 10, 2017)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Patrick Gonyeau
        Parochial Vicar , Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
      • Resources:

    +  Upcoming Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

    • Description: Fr. Patrick Gonyeau continued
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    +  Gift of Death: A Message of Comfort and Hope

    • Description: Do you fear death? Our last breath on earth is followed immediately by our first breath in eternity, and for many, the distance between those breaths is full of fear and uncertainty. Through the use of personal stories and insightful conversations, Monica Hannan has opened for us a light into an often dark subject. Her natural gift for storytelling and her in-depth interviews with those who have experienced death, either their own or the deaths of those close to them, offer proof not only that our lives do not end here, but that there is no need to fear our final hours or what comes next. For those who put their trust in God, death truly is a gift, as we close our eyes in this world and open them in the next. (Originally aired November 6, 2017)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Monica Hannan

        Monica Hannan is an Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist and author of "The Dream Maker."

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  • Catholic Connection – November 17, 2017 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners

    • Description: Perhaps you've tried everything to draw your friend or family member back to faith in God. In St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners, best-selling author Susan Tassone shows you how to place the lives of all you love into God's merciful hands. Known worldwide as leading the “purgatory movement,” Susan invites you to learn how to live the message of conversion daily, to avoid purgatory, and to become more faithful in praying for others.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Susan Tassone

        Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading the “purgatory movement” in the United States. She is a best-selling author whose first work, The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, has sold more than 75,000 copies. In addition to her many writings on behalf of those in purgatory, she is a popular speaker and frequent guest on radio and TV shows.

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    +  St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners

    • Description: Susan Tassone continued

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about the myriad of sexual harassment accusations in both Hollywood and Washington DC.

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."