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 – January 19, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa asks "How Do You See God?" (Originally aired January 15, 2018)
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    +  The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God's Vision for Love and True Worth

    • Description: "Drawing on her experience on America’s Next Top Model and her work as a fashion model, Leah Darrow exposes the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty. She shows how we can reclaim true and lasting beauty—the kind that doesn’t depend on self-doubt, exploitation, or comparison—when we reflect God’s glory and embrace our value as he made us to be: strong, brave, and free. Only when we learn to see ourselves as God does can we leave behind our culture’s definitions and demands and find joy in The Other Side of Beauty." (Originally aired January 10, 2018)
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    +  The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God's Vision for Love and True Worth

    • Description: Leah Darrow continued

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

    • Description: Originally aired January 16, 2018
    • 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 – January 19, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Pro-Life News Update

    • Description: Originally aired January 12, 2018.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Janet Morana

        Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

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    +  Going Deeper: A Reasoned Exploration of God and Truth

    • Description: In Going Deeper, Leo Severino presents a systematic, easy-to-understand, journey that grounds the certitude of faith in logic and reason. The author maps out a train of thought that begins with everyday events, reasons its way through proofs of the existence of God, then goes on to describe the deep purpose inscribed in every human heart. (Originally aired December 20, 2017)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Leo Severino

        Leo Severino earned degrees, with honors, in Philosophy and Law from the University of Southern California. He worked as a young lawyer in the world of corporate transactions before transitioning to filmmaking, working at 20th Century Fox before co-founding Metanoia Films. Leo has written and produced several feature films including Bella and Little Boy.

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    +  Going Deeper: A Reasoned Exploration of God and Truth

    • Description: Leo Severino continued

    +  NewsBusters Year-in-Review: The Most Outrageous Quotes of 2017

    • Description: Originally aired December 28, 2017
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – January 18, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  West Coast Walk for Life

    • Description: The 14th Annual West Coast Walk for Life is coming up January 27th. (Originally aired January 9, 2018)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Joseph Scheidler

        Pro-life work has taken Scheidler around the globe. He’s crossed paths with some of the most famous leaders in recent decades, from President Ronald Reagan to St. John Paul II. Join sit-ins at abortion clinics, take part in rallies, listen to heated debates, and sit in a federal courtroom with one of the most dedicated warriors in the fight for the unborn as he shares his energy, wit, and faith in this engaging memoir.

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    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

    • Description: Every week, Catherine Szeltner and a team of pro-life experts shine the light of truth on abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and the culture of death. More than a show. A call to action. (Originally aired January 4, 2018)
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    +  March for Life Preview w/Kristan Hawkins

    • Description: Originally aired January 15, 2018
    • Segment Guests:
      • Kristan Hawkins

        As Executive Director of Students for Life of America, Kristan directs the mission and strategy of the organization and serves as official spokeswoman. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, EWTN, Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, and the Christian Broadcasting Network; she is a frequent blogger for LifeNews.com and has also been quoted in numerous national and regional newspapers such as the Washington Times, Washington Post, and FoxNews.com.

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  • Catholic Connection – January 18, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  March For Life 2018

    • Segment Guests:
      • Damon Owens

        Damon Owens, international speaker and evangelist, is the founder and executive director of Joy To Be, a new teaching, speaking and writing ministry centered on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He previously founded Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey, and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, non-profit organizations dedicated to building a marriage culture through training, seminars, and conferences.

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    +  March For Life 2018

    • Description: Damon Owens continued

    +  Getting Ready for Lent 2018

    • Description: Ash Wednesday is on February 14th.. Less than a month away!
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – January 17, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  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.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Brother Al Mascia

        Brother Al Mascia, OFM, is a Franciscan Friar of the St. John the Baptist Province. He holds advanced degrees from Catholic Theological Union, Western Theological Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary; is the recipient of several community service awards and the subject of numerous video feature stories.

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  • Catholic Connection – January 17, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Women’s Subjective Post-Abortion Experiences Surveyed

    • Description: Tucson, Ariz. Women’s response to the experience of abortion involves many complex factors, writes Priscilla Coleman, Ph.D. While a number of risk factors for post-abortion psychological distress have been identified, “group-level, quantitative studies often fail to capture the breadth of feelings and thoughts at the core of women’s individual experiences,” the authors write. For this study, women presenting to a crisis pregnancy center for some type of post-abortion service were asked to complete an anonymous survey that included open-ended questions about the most significant positives (if any) and negatives (if any) that followed from their decision to abort. Nearly 1,000 women responded. ...
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    +  Women’s Subjective Post-Abortion Experiences Surveyed

    • Description: Teresa Tomeo 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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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – January 16, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  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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    +  January 2018 Signature Ad & March for Life Downriver

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – January 16, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Tech Talk: Strategies for Families in a Digital World

    • Description: The Tech Talk gives parents practical strategies for living in a digital world, keeping it all in balance, and “unplugging” from technology to improve the health and happiness of the whole family.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Michael Horne

        Dr. Michael Horne has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Virginia and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, where he has worked since 2012. In his clinical practice, Dr. Horne has had the privilege to work with many children, teenagers, and families who struggle with how to appropriately address and balance the influence of technology in their lives.

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    +  The Tech Talk: Strategies for Families in a Digital World

    • Description: Dr. Michael Horne continued

    +  NYT: The Women the Abortion War Leaves Out

    +  NYT: The Women the Abortion War Leaves Out

    • Description: Dr. Pia de Solenni continued
  • Catholic Connection – January 15, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa asks "How Do You See God?"

    +  Couple Prayer Lenten Series

    • Description: The Couple Prayer Series is a six-week practical seminar offering effective strategies to build an intimate prayer life with your spouse or fiancee. This takes place Thursday evenings in Lent from 7-9pm (Feb 15-Mar 22) at McCann Hall @ St. Patrick's Church in Brighton. Forms are available at the church office, online at www.stpatchurch.org, or calling 810-229-9863.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Deacon Dave Lawrence
        • Janet Lawrence

      +  Couple Prayer Lenten Series

      • Description: Deacon Dave & Janet Lawrence continued
  • Catholic Connection – January 15, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  March for Life Preview w/Bryan Kemper

    • Segment Guests:
      • Bryan Kemper

        Bryan is the Founder & President of Stand True Ministries and a Pastoral Associate (Director of Youth Outreach) for Priests for Life.

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    +  March for Life Preview w/Kristan Hawkins

    • Segment Guests:
      • Kristan Hawkins

        As Executive Director of Students for Life of America, Kristan directs the mission and strategy of the organization and serves as official spokeswoman. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, EWTN, Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, and the Christian Broadcasting Network; she is a frequent blogger for LifeNews.com and has also been quoted in numerous national and regional newspapers such as the Washington Times, Washington Post, and FoxNews.com.

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    +  2018 International Gift of Life Walk-NYC on March 25th

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Romans 12:1-2 -- “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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