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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 – 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:
  • Catholic Connection – July 22, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  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."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Mathew Schmalz
        Associate Professor , College of the Holy Cross
      • Resources:
        • Book(s):

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 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:
      • Annie Mitchell
        Host , Son Rise Morning Show

    +  29th Annual Courage Conference

    +  29th Annual Courage Conference

    • Description: Fr. Philip Bochanski continued

    +  Republican National Convention 2016

    • Description: EWTN News Nightly's Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, Lauren Ashburn, joins Teresa live from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Lauren Ashburn
        Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director , EWTN News Nightly

    +  Republican National Convention 2016

    • Description: Lauren Ashburn continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 21, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about the upcoming World Youth Day events in Poland next week. Also, pilgrimage.

    +  A Matter of Taste & Other Events...

    +  A Matter of Taste & Other Events...

    • Description: Carmen Norkiewicz continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 21, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Chaput and Pope Francis on Divorce

    • Description: "When Archbishop Charles Chaput issued guidelines stating that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics in Philadelphia can only receive Communion if they live as brother and sister, social media lit up with talk of a rift, but the truth is that Chaput and Pope Francis are singing from the same songsheet."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Pia de Solenni
        Professor of Moral Theology , Augustine Institute

        Dr. Pia de Solenni is an ethicist and cultural analyst. She owns her own consulting company, Diotima Consulting. She is an expert in issues relating to women’s health, life issues, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and National Review Online.

      • Resources:

    +  Chaput and Pope Francis on Divorce

    • Description: Dr. Pia de Solenni continued

    +  Going to World Youth Day!

    • Segment Guests:
    • +  Going to World Youth Day!

      • Description: Karam Bahnam & Alana Bahoura continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 20, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  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.

      • Resources:

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

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 20, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Baton Rouge bishop calls for week of prayer and fasting after police slain

    +  Baton Rouge bishop calls for week of prayer and fasting after police slain

    • Description: Bishop Robert Muench continued

    +  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:

    +  Conclusion

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

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  God's Work: Transforming the Workplace with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

    • Description: The conference is taking place August 6th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion, MI. All the details are included in the link below.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Deacon John Manera

        Deacon John Manera is currently assigned to St. Joseph Lake Orion parish. Professionally, he has served the Information Technology industry for over thirty-seven years. John is currently functioning as Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for EMC Corporation. His expertise is in leadership and being a trusted advisor guiding business through complex information systems architectures and emerging technologies.

        • Deacon Michael Houghton

          Deacon Mike Houghton is currently assigned at St. John Vianney parish. He has worked for General Motors for 32 years and currently works in manufacturing strategic planning. He has worked in four assembly plants and several central office positions in a variety of fields including Industrial Engineering, Vehicle Development, Stamping, Paint, and General Assembly.

        • Resources:

      +  God's Work: Transforming the Workplace with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

      • Description: Deacon John Manera & Deacon Michael Houghton continued
  • Catholic Connection – July 19, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east

    • 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.

      • Resources:

    +  Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east

    • Description: Dr. Robert Fastiggi continued

    +  Republican National Convention 2016

    • Description: EWTN News Nightly's Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, Lauren Ashburn, joins Teresa live from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH to report on the first nights activities.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Lauren Ashburn
        Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director , EWTN News Nightly

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa concludes this edition of "Catholic Connection" and previews tomorrows show.