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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.

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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.

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 27, 2016 – 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 27, 2016 – 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 26, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa speaks about the WikiLeaks document dump that is taking over the Democratic National Convention this week.

    +  The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics

    • Description: "The Epistle to the Hebrews is considered one of the most beautifully written and theologically dense books of the New Testament. Its author expounds upon the way the Old Covenant finds fulfillment in Christ and exhorts his readers to maintain their confession of faith despite ostracization and persecution from the surrounding culture. Shane Kapler's new exploration of Hebrews shows how, when we study the text through the eyes of its first-century Jewish-Christian author and readers, obscure references and allusions yield an abundance of riches. This one epistle becomes the ideal means for, not just introducing, but delving deeply into, foundational Catholic beliefs: the Trinity, Jesus's full humanity, the Word of God (written and unwritten), Christ's priesthood and salvation by grace (expressed in both faith and works), the communion of saints, the Eucharist, and the authority of the Church's ordained shepherds. By immersing ourselves in the heart of God's revelation in Christ, we, like the first generation of believers, will stand equipped to weather the current storms, and to proclaim Christ--the Way, the Truth, and the Life--to a hostile culture."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Shane Kapler

        Shane contributes articles to Catholic Exchange and Catholic Lane and is a frequent guest on EWTN and Relevant Radio. He was recently featured on EWTN Television's "The Journey Home." He vehemently maintains however, that his "best gig" is being the father of two.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – July 26, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  World Youth Day 2016 - Poland

    • Segment Guests:
      • Most Reverend John M. Quinn
        Bishop , Winona, MN

        Bishop Quinn holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit; a Master of Divinity from St. John’s Provincial Seminary, Plymouth; a Masters in religious studies and Masters in systematic theology from the University of Detroit/Mercy. He has also done graduate work in religious studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

      • Resources:

    +  Talking to Pilgrims

    • Description: Teresa speaks with two young people who are in Poland for World Youth Day.

    +  World Youth Day 2016 - Poland

    • Segment Guests:
      • Kathryn Jean Lopez

        Kathryn Jean Lopez is the former editor and current editor-at-large of the widely read and cited daily webzine, National Review Online, where she has written and edited for more than a decade. She is also a Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute. An award-winning opinion journalist who has been praised for her “editorial daring,” Lopez is also a nationally syndicated columnist with United Media’s Newspaper Enterprise Association. She writes frequently for a variety of Catholic publications, including Our Sunday Visitor.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

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