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 – December 11, 2018 – 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 – December 11, 2018 – 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 – December 10, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa discusses attacks on Christmas in the culture and schools.

    +  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 – December 10, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  FemCatholic: For Women, for the Church

    • Description: The FemCatholic "project was created after I was accepted to the GIVEN forum, a conference started by the nuns of the Council of Major Superior Women Religious, in 2016. It has grown extensively in the past 2 years and we're hosting our first national conference for 400 people at Loyola in March 2019 just before International Women's Day. We're endorsed by the reputable Catholic Women's Forum in Washington D.C. and I have given multiple Theology on Tap talks in the Chicagoland area in the last few months." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Samantha Povlock
        Founder & Creative Director , FemCatholic
      • Resources:

    +  FemCatholic: For Women, for the Church

    • Description: Samantha Povlock continued

    +  Marriage Retreat to Italy, the Amalfi Coast and Rome

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – December 7, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholic Foundation of Michigan's 1st Annual Grant Awards Celebration

    • Description: Catholic Foundation of Michigan's 1st Annual Grant Awards Celebration is taking place this Tuesday, December 11th, at the Detroit Athletic Club. Angela Moloney joins Sherry this morning to tell our listeners all about both the Catholic Foundation of Michigan and their special event.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    • 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:

    +  Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    • Description: Dr. Robert Fastiggi continued
  • Catholic Connection – December 7, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Inside Word @ 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:

    +  Pope Francis to visit the United Arab Emirates in February

    +  Bunson Burner & Other Stories

    • Description: Dr. Matthew Bunson continued

    +  Isabella Chow Stood Up For Christianity At UC-Berkeley, And Met An Onslaught

    • Description: "Student Senator Isabella Chow came under fire when she abstained from a vote to condemn the Trump administration for defining gender as a person’s sex at birth, a campus measure promoted by the Queer Alliance Resource Center. On a large campus, Chow had run on a platform of defending the interests of student media and as a pro-life Christian, seeking the support of those constituencies and coming in second out of all the students seeking a senator’s seat at the school. It’s a huge responsibility, involving staff, projects, and real work to advance the interests of those who elected her." ...
    • Segment Guests:
  • Catholic Connection – December 6, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Encounter Conference in Toledo

    • Description: Huge conference coming to the Seagate Convention Center in Toledo, OH Jan 3-5. Speakers include Jeff Cavins, Peter Herbeck, Patrick Reis, Jackie Francois, Steve Dawson, Dan Dematte, Fr. Ed Fride, etc.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Peter Herbeck

        For the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored When the Spirit Comes in Power and When the Spirit Speaks, and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter is involved with i.d.9:16, an outreach to Catholic young adults sponsored by Renewal Ministries.

      • Resources:

    +  Encounter Conference in Toledo

    • Description: Peter Herbeck continued
  • Catholic Connection – December 6, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Dr. Miller Responds to a Pro-Abortion Column

    +  Dr. Miller Responds to a Pro-Abortion Column

    • Description: Dr. Monica Miller continued

    +  Advent with Our Lady of Fatima

    • Description: "In these spiritually-rich pages, award-winning Catholic author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle brings you powerful prayers and readings guaranteed to shield you from the annual holiday sales frenzy that, during the holy season of Advent, distracts even sincere believers from preparation for the coming of the Christ Child." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

        Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, grandmother, speaker, catechist, and EWTN TV host of “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms,” “Catholic Mom’s Café,” and "Feeding Your Family's Soul." She is an award winning and best selling author of numerous Catholic books and was blessed with a ten-year friendship with St.Teresa of Calcutta.

      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – December 5, 2018 – Hour 1

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

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

    +  Transgender Propaganda Video in Washtenaw County Public Schools

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dominic Bruno

    +  Diversity Day - Dec. 12th

    • Description: St. Fabian Catholic High School in Farmington Hills is holding a special Diversity Day on Dec 12th. Kimberly Kerwin joins Vanessa to tell us what's going on.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Kimberly Kerwin
        Theology and Church History - Youth Coordinator , St. Fabian High School (Farmington Hills)
      • Resources:
  • Catholic Connection – December 5, 2018 – Hour 2

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo.

    +  Intro and News

    +  Celebrating a Merry Catholic Christmas: A Guide to the Customs and Feast Days of Advent and Christmas

    • Description: "Celebrating a Merry Catholic Christmas is a treasure, one that offers its riches year after year. It is an valuable resource for understanding and celebrating Advent and Christmas as a Catholic. But, more than providing the historical roots of traditions, such as the Advent wreath and Christmas tree, it also features spiritual reflections and suggestions." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. William Saunders

        As a priest, Father Saunders has served as the Assistant Pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA (1984–1988), the Campus Chaplain and Adjunct Professor of Theology for Marymount University, Arlington, VA (1988–1993), the Assistant Pastor (1993–95) and subsequently the Pastor (1995–2000) at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia. In summer 2000, he was assigned as the founding pastor of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls, Virginia, where he continues to serve.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • Celebrating a Merry Catholic Christmas: A Guide to the Customs and Feast Days of Advent and Christmas
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    +  Celebrating a Merry Catholic Christmas: A Guide to the Customs and Feast Days of Advent and Christmas

    • Description: Fr. William Saunders 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.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

    • Description: Joan Lewis continued