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

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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 10, 2020 – 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 10, 2020 – 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 9, 2020 – 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 9, 2020 – 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 8, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  African Cardinal Blasts BLM for Betraying Black Community

    • Description: Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, the archbishop of Durban, South Africa, tweeted this weekend that a brief study of the founding statement of Black Lives Matter “indicates the movement is being hijacked by the interests and parties committed to dismantling the very values, structure and institutions which have over the centuries undergird the best civilizations and cultures!”
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  • Catholic Connection – July 8, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission

    • Description: As Catholic theologian, historian, and papal biographer George Weigel notes, the next pope will probably have been a teenager or a very young man during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965); he may even have been a child during those years. Thus the next pope will not have been shaped by the experience of the Council and the immediate debates over its meaning and reception like Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. The next pope, Weigel writes, "will be a transitional figure in a different way than his immediate predecessors. So it seems appropriate to ponder now what the Church has learned during the pontificates of these three conciliar popes—and to suggest what the next pope might take from that learning."
    • Segment Guests:
      • George Weigel

        George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington's Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of two dozen books, including the two volumes of his internationally acclaimed biography of Saint John Paul II, Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning.

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    +  The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission

    • Description: George Weigel 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 – July 7, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

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

    • Description: Supreme Court rules states can sanction or remove ‘faithless' presidential electors
    • 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. 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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    +  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Catholic Connection – July 7, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope emeritus Benedict, dies in Regensburg

    • Description: Dr. Michael Hesemann co-authored "My Brother, the Pope" with the late Msgr. Georg Ratzinger. Dr. Hesemann joins Teresa this morning to discuss the brothers and their relationship.
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      • Dr. Michael Hesemann

        Michael Hesemann studied History and Cultural Anthropology at Goettingen University, Germany. His 38 books have been published in 14 languages. He lives in Duesseldorf and Rome where he teaches Church history. He participated in archaeological excavations in the Holy Land, and helped to date discoveries in Nazareth as well as several Christian relics. He advised and participated in TV programs for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel,and EWTN. Together with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, he wrote the international bestseller on Pope Benedict XVI, My Brother, the Pope.

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    +  Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope emeritus Benedict, dies in Regensburg

    • Description: Dr. Michael Hesemann continued

    +  WINE Summer Book Club Starting July 12

    • Segment Guests:
      • Maria Morera Johnson

        Maria Morera Johnson is the author of "Super Girls and Halos." She has spoken at a number of events, retreats, and conferences, including the National Council of Catholic Women, Austin Women's Conference, and the Catholic Press Association. She also has been featured on CatholicTV and Busted Halo, and in Catholic Digest and St. Anthony Messenger.

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  • Catholic Connection – July 6, 2020 – Hour 1

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  Intro and News

    +  Vanessa's Two Cents

    • Description: On July 4, 2020, through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Bishop Francis Kalabat, Fr. Kevin Yono and Fr. Marcus Shammami were ordained to the priesthood for the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A.
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    +  Catholic Avengers and Other Ways to Evangelize

    +  Catholic Avengers and Other Ways to Evangelize

    • Description: Jeff Kassab continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 6, 2020 – Hour 2

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  Intro and News

    +  One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Cliches, and Fallacies That Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith

    • Description: "If you have spent any time on Twitter, in a college quad, or at the dinner table with a freshman philosophy major, you’re probably familiar with the litany of slogans that religious skeptics employ in an attempt to rescue you from the foolish belief that God exists. Even our public schools and mainstream media often can’t help but parrot the tropes and memes that seem to leave thinking people with no alternative but to embrace atheism. How can a Christian respond?" ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • John DeRosa
        Host , Classical Theism Podcast
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    +  One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Cliches, and Fallacies That Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith

    • Description: John DeRosa continued

    +  Bless My Grandchild: A Catholic Prayer Book for Grandparents

    • Description: Whether your grandchildren live with you, just around the corner, or a thousand miles away, praying for them every day is one of the most important ways you can show your love and concern. And when you are searching for the right words, Bless My Grandchild is the prayer book you need. This follow-up to Julie Cragon’s bestseller, Bless My Child, combines original and traditional prayers and devotions that will help you place the joys and worries you experience as a grandparent in the hands of God.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Julie Cragon

        Julie Dortch Cragon is the co-owner and manager of St. Mary’s Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of a number of books, including Bless My Child. She also writes devotions for Living Faith Kids magazine.

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