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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.

If you would like to order a copy of any Catholic Connection program with Teresa Tomeo, please go to the Program Copies page for more information.

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 23, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Deacon Jim Thorndill calls in from Holy Family Radio regarding a special anniversary the station is having.

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Keepsakes of the Kingdom - October 15

    • Description: A special event at Sacred Heart Major Seminary is happening on October 15th and Pam Pipas is here to tell us all about it.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this hour of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – September 23, 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

    +  Affirmation of the Church’s Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality

    • Description: "On Tuesday, the Catholic University of America hosted a press conference for the release of the document "Affirmation of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality", which was signed by over 500 Catholic scholars with doctoral degrees in theology, medicine, law and other fields. The document opens by stating: "We, the undersigned scholars, affirm that the Catholic Church’s teachings on the gift of sexuality, on marriage, and on contraception are true and defensible on many grounds, among them the truths of reason and revelation concerning the dignity of the human person."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Janet Smith

        Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and of the Right to Privacy, and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. She has coauthored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics, with Chris Kaczor. She has published in The Thomist, The Irish Theological Quarterly, Nova et Vetera, The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, The National Catholic Bioethics Journal, among other publications. She speaks nationally and internationally on the Catholic teachings on sexuality and on bioethics.

      • Resources:

    +  Affirmation of the Church’s Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality

    • Description: Dr. Janet Smith continued

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa concludes this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – September 22, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Fabulous Fathers Gala Oct 14th

    • Segment Guests:
      • Kari Beckman
        Executive Director , Regina Caeli

        When not homeschooling or leading RCA, she spends her time supporting her local Catholic Church as the president of Our Lady of the Mountains pastoral council in Jasper, GA. She also has a passion for the pro-life movement and recently became the treasurer of another non-profit organization dedicated to ethical end life issues. She lives in Canton, GA, with Rich, her husband of 23 years, and their eight children.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa closes out this hour of "Catholic Connection" and reminds us of the Catholic Women's Retreat she is speaking at on Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption in Lake Leelanau, Michigan. https://leelanaucatholic.org
  • Catholic Connection – September 22, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro, News & Annie Mitchell

    • Description: Before today's news, Teresa checks in with Annie Mitchell to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Helping Our Sisters in Louisiana, New Orleans Women's Conference, etc.

    +  Helping Our Sisters in Louisiana, New Orleans Women's Conference, etc.

    • Description: Kelly Wahlquist continued

    +  Men Don't Have Babies, No Matter What USA Today Thinks

    • Segment Guests:
      • Patti Armstrong

        Patti Armstrong is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her latest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. She has a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in public administration and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection" and previews tomorrow's show.
  • Catholic Connection – September 21, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Teresa is live from the Norbertine Center in De Pere, Wisconsin.

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  CMF CURO Dinner - October 1

    • Description: CMF CURO empowers Catholic community, and improved health, well-being, and spiritual life for its members. It helps facilitate Christian health care sharing for CMF CURO members as a member representative to Samaritan Ministries International.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  CMF CURO Dinner - October 1

    • Description: Louis Brown continued
  • Catholic Connection – September 21, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Kerygma 4 Kids

    • Description: "The ministry23 team is a diverse group of people who have, inspired by Christ’s life-changing love, come together to share their talents in this publication company. He helped us to get through many of life’s curve-balls, such as family tragedies and drastic shifts in career paths. Our wide-range of life experiences show us that God can inspire others to make a change, as well, drawing them closer to Himself through prayer and reflection. At ministry23, we believe that intentional love through Christian living will reveal the ultimate freedom and life purpose that only a relationship with God can provide. Remember, you do not walk this journey alone. We’re here to help you along the way! We believe it’s no coincidence that our paths crossed to form this publication company, ministry23. We were drawn together and continue to be motivated by one message: that God loves us deeply and wants us to share that love with the same intensity."
    • Segment Guests:

    +  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. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

      • Resources:

    +  Latest News from the Vatican

    • 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.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Latest News from the Vatican

    • Description: Joan Lewis continued
  • Catholic Connection – September 20, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Students for Life of Michigan Conference – Oct 15

    • Description: October 15th Pro-Life Youth Conference in Jackson, MI. Speakers include Bryan Kemper, Ed Rivet, and Chaunie Brusie.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Why Be Catholic – St. Michael’s in Livonia – Sept 28

    • Description: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church launches Season 8 of its highly successful Why Be Catholic series of personal stories and testimonies with an unusual and compelling speaker, Deacon Andrew Dawson, the English grandson of an Anglican priest and the son of a Baptist minister turned Anglican priest, who is a third-year seminarian at Sacred Heart Major Seminary “on loan” to St. Michael’s as a transitional deacon prior to his ordination to the Catholic priesthood next year, on Wednesday, September 28th , at 7 PM in the St. Michael School cafeteria. Deacon Dawson came to the U.S. 21 years ago to work an 8-week summer job at Camp Sancta Maria in Gaylord, MI, which was his first taste of anything Catholic and led to his unique and lengthy journey. St. Michael’s is located at 11441 Hubbard Rd., just south of Plymouth Rd., between Farmington and Merriman Rds. in Livonia.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Deacon Andrew Dawson

        The English grandson of an Anglican priest and son of a Baptist minister turned Anglican priest, Deacon Andrew Dawson, a third-year seminary student at Sacred Heart currently “on loan” to St. Michael the Archangel Parish as a transitional deacon, shares his unique 11-year journey to Catholicism.

      • Resources:

    +  Why Be Catholic – St. Michael’s in Livonia – Sept 28

    • Description: Deacon Andrew Dawson continued
  • Catholic Connection – September 20, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture – Hebrews

    • Description: "Well-respected New Testament scholar and popular speaker Mary Healy unpacks the Letter to the Hebrews, making its difficult and puzzling passages accessible to pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students. Her commentary shows how Hebrews reveals the meaning of Christ's death in light of the Old Testament figures, rites, and sacrifices that foreshadowed it. Healy explains that Hebrews, when fully understood, transforms our understanding of who God is, what he has done for us, and how we are to live as Christians today."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Mary Healy

        Dr. Mary Healy is an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the General Editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and the author of several books including “The Gospel of Mark” and “Men and Women are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.”

      • Resources:

    +  Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture – Hebrews

    • Description: Dr. Mary Healy continued

    +  The Ordeal of Fr. Gordon MacRae

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Bill Donohue

        Bill is the President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. The publisher of the Catholic League journal, Catalyst, he served for two decades on the board of directors of the National Association of Scholars.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – September 19, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Teresa is live from the Norbertine Center in De Pere, Wisconsin.

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

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

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

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – September 19, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Teresa is live from the Norbertine Center in De Pere, Wisconsin.

    +  Study: No Proof That People Are Born Gay or Transgender

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Meg Meeker

        Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

      • Resources:

    +  Study: No Proof That People Are Born Gay or Transgender

    • Description: Dr. Meg Meeker continued

    +  ‘Abortion Is Catholic Social Justice’ Campaign Draws Wide Catholic Rebuke

    • Description: Rebuking the abortion lobby group ‘Catholics for Choice,’ the U.S. bishops and lay leaders say Catholic social justice requires Catholics to love both mother and unborn child.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Peter Jesserer Smith

        Peter Jesserer Smith is the Washington correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He helped cover Pope Francis's historic visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in 2014. Later that same year, he covered the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis by traveling to Jordan and Lebanon, representing the Register through Catholic Relief Services's Egan Fellowship.

      • Resources:

    +  ‘Abortion Is Catholic Social Justice’ Campaign Draws Wide Catholic Rebuke

    • Description: Peter Jesserer Smith continued