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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 – August 25, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Nearly half of Americans have left their church and say they don't believe in God anymore. Almost one in four Americans don't identify with any particular religion. That's according to a new Pew Research Center survey. It finds that some still believe, about one in five, they just don't like organized religion. Of those who no longer believe in God or miracles, a lack of evidence and common sense were common answers as to why.

    +  Cardinal Arinze on Pro Abortion Politicians

  • Catholic Connection – August 25, 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:

    +  The Floods in Louisiana - A Perspective

    • Segment Guests:
      • Leila Benoit
        High School Principal , Louisiana

    +  Norcia Close to Epicenter of Devastating Earthquake in Central Italy

    • Segment Guests:
      • Edward Pentin

        Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East.

      • Resources:

    +  Assistant principal asks teachers to not call students boys, girls

    • 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:

    +  Shameful Silence: ABC, CBS and NBC Have Ignored Christian Genocide

  • Catholic Connection – August 24, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Update on Mary's Mantle

    +  Update on Mary's Mantle

    • Description: Rakhi McCormick continued
  • Catholic Connection – August 24, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Live the Fast - Fasting For Our Country

    • Segment Guests:

    +  Live the Fast - Fasting For Our Country

    • Description: Andy LaVallee 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:

    +  Latest News from the Vatican

    • Description: Joan Lewis continued
  • Catholic Connection – August 23, 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 – August 23, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Advice Worth Ignoring: How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You a Better Parent

    • Description: In "Advice Worth Ignoring," Dr. Ray identifies fifty of the most common child-related truisms and parenting myths that can often mislead and undercut parents, and explains how the virtues of prudence, temperance and fortitude can help any parent discern the best course of action for his or her own family. Parents are encouraged to ask themselves: Does this have merit for our family, with our morals? Does it make sense? Does it align with wisdom confirmed through generations?
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Ray Guarendi

        Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, "Everybody Loves Raymond" bindge-watcher, whistling enthusiast, and nationally syndicated radio host. His radio show― “The Doctor Is In” ― can be heard weekdays. Dr. Ray also hosts his own national television show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray." His experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice. Dr. Ray wants it known that he is a former winner, but non-recipient, of the Humility Award.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • Advice Worth Ignoring: How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You a Better Parent
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    +  Advice Worth Ignoring: How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You a Better Parent

    • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi continued

    +  VH1 is leading kids down a moral sewer


    +  When The Waters Rose: Baton Rouge Video

  • Catholic Connection – August 22, 2016 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Poland Pilgrimage and the Culture in America

    • Segment Guests:

    +  Pilgrims with Teresa in Poland

    • Segment Guests:
      • Deacon Jim Kasperzak
        • Karen Kasperzak

      +  Humbly Fabulous

  • Catholic Connection – August 22, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Interview with a Pilgrim on the Poland Trip

    • Segment Guests:
      • Jeff Jablonski

    +  New EWTN TV Show: Long Ride Home

    • Description: Bear Woznick tells us all about it!
    • Segment Guests:
      • Bear Woznick

        He is a two-time Masters World Champion Tandem surfer and cofounder and ambassador of the International Tandem Surfing Association for serious competitors, as well as the founder of The BearsWave.com Tandem Expression Teams for those who simply want to enjoy the beauty and art of tandem. He is a cast member on Fuel TV’s Clean Break series is the subject of the film project The Bear — Going Deep, and host weekly 90 minute entertaining podcast on BearsWave.com. Bear has surfed on four continents and even more oceans. He is acknowledged as having revived the ancient art of tandem surfing and he won Duke OceanFest Masters World Tandem Surfing Title in 2007 and 2008.

    +  Catholic Marketing Network

    • Segment Guests:
      • Alan Napleton
        Founder & President , Catholic Marketing Network

        Alan Napleton graduated Summa Cum Laude from Robert Morris University in 1974. He worked with R & B Development, one of the countries largest commercial Real Estate developers until 1990 as Senior Vice-President in charge of Business Development. In 1990 Alan experienced a religious "re-awakening" of his Catholic faith that led him to leave a successful corporate career and began a second career applying his business skills to multiple Catholic projects.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

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

    +  Intro and News

    • Description: Vanessa Denha Garmo fills in for Teresa this morning live from the Woodward Dream Cruise. Before the news she speaks with Ave Maria Radio's Steve Clarke (Operations Manager) and Deacon Tom Loewe (Development Director).

    +  iNVICTUS CHRISTUS

    • Description: iNVICTUS CHRISTUS (Latin for Unconquerable Christ) is a lay Catholic men’s leadership apostolate that seeks to raise up, train up and build up the next generation of heroic Catholic leaders and sets out to strengthen men not just for temporal battle, but the spiritual battle as well. It is the objective of iNVICTUS CHRISTUS to inspire men to attain heroic virtue and bold leadership.
    • Segment Guests:
    • +  St. Paul Street Evangelization / 40 Days For Life

      • Segment Guests:
        • Randy Husaynu
          Team Leader , St. Paul Street Evangelization
          • Barb Yagley
            40 Days for Life Southfield

        +  Fr. Solanus Guild / National Shrine of the Little Flower

        • Segment Guests:
          • Brother Richard Merling
            Director , Fr. Solanus Guild
            • Fr. Robert Fisher
              Pastor , National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica
  • Catholic Connection – August 19, 2016 – Hour 2

    +  Intro & Teresa Tomeo

    • Description: Vanessa Denha Garmo fills in for Teresa this morning live from the Woodward Dream Cruise. Teresa joins Vanessa live from Poland in this first segment of the hour.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Teresa Tomeo
        Host , Catholic Connection

    +  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

    +  Help Iraq / Adopt a Refugee

    +  Help Iraq / Adopt a Refugee cont. & Fr. Kevin Roelant

    • Description: Rafed continues with Vanessa and they are joined by Fr. Roelant, Associate Pastor of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Kevin Roelant
        Associate Pastor , National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica
      • Resources:

    +  Rafed & Fr. Roelant

    • Description: Rafed Yaldo & Fr. Kevin Roelant continued