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 – April 25, 2019 – 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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    +  Post-Abortive Retreat at Mother of God Church St. George Chaldean Camp

    • Description: "We will be hosting ongoing, monthly retreats at Mother of God Church St. George Chaldean Camp and one yearly weekend retreat. God has provided this most beautiful, peaceful and confidential location to welcome those suffering and fearful to the Divine Mercy of Jesus and under the protection of Our Lady of Czestochowa. We welcome all those in need, wherever they are in their process of healing. Call 517-798-9070 for more information."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Eileen Craig

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 25, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Don't Let the Culture Raise Your Kids

    • Description: As a journalist, television news producer, writer, and editor, Marcia Segelstein has spent decades reporting on family-related issues. Her work has brought her face-to-face with troubling shifts in our culture away from Christian values - and the impact these trends are having on our children. As a mother, Marcia recognizes that these are more than news stories: they are a personal battle. And this is a battle every Christian parent today must be equipped to fight.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Marcia Segelstein

        Marcia Segelstein has been covering cultural and family issues for twenty-five years as a contributor for National Catholic Register and Senior Editor for Salvo magazine, and formerly as a columnist for OneNewsNow, a contributor to World Magazine and as a producer for CBS News.

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    +  Don't Let the Culture Raise Your Kids

    • Description: Marcia Segelstein continued

    +  March for Life UK

    • Description: Isabel Vaughan-Spruce joins us to discuss the March for Life UK, coming up May 11th! Click the link below for more information.
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  • Catholic Connection – April 24, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa discusses her "Unplanned" webinar today and the recent National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

    +  National Day of Prayer in Saline - May 2

    • Description: A community prayer gathering will be held on Thursday, May 2nd to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The event will be held in the Liberty School community boardroom located at 7265 N. Ann Arbor Street in Saline. The event begins at 9:30am.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Tim Austin
        Member , Saline School Board
        • Annherst Kreitz
          Executive Director , Foundation for Saline Area Schools

      +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 24, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholic Medical Association Concerned After Catholic New Jersey Governor Signs Assisted Suicide Bill

    • Description: "The Catholic Medical Association is concerned and disappointed after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, a Catholic himself, signed The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Barbara Golder
        Editor-in-Chief , Linacre Quarterly
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    +  SBA List Launches Five-Figure Campaign Urging House Dems to Back Born-Alive Bill

    • Description: "The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today announced the launch of a five-figure campaign of digital ads, as well as media events in select congressional districts, urging Democrats in Republican-leaning districts to support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation to protect babies born alive in failed abortions." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Jill Stanek
        National Campaign Chair , Susan B Anthony List

        Jill was a registered nurse in the Labor & Delivery Department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She discovered not only were abortions being committed there, but babies were being aborted alive to die without medical care. When hospital leaders said that they would not stop, Jill went public and has become a national figure in the effort to protect both born and pre-born infants.

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    +  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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  • Catholic Connection – April 23, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  New Leaven Discipleship Conference

    • Description: The 2019 New Leaven conference will take place on May 4, 2019 at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. Paco Gavrilides and Deacon Ervin will be speaking. See the link below for more details!
    • Segment Guests:
      • Deacon Robert Ervin
        Deacon , Church of the Holy Family - Novi
        • Paco Gavrilides
          Homiletics Professor , Sacred Heart Major Seminary
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      +  New Leaven Discipleship Conference

      • Description: Deacon Robert Ervin & Paco Gavrilides continued
  • Catholic Connection – April 23, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  New Movie: Breakthrough

    • Segment Guests:
      • Pastor Jason Noble

        Pastor Jason Noble loves to encourage people to believe that with God "all things are possible." Jason is the Smith family's pastor and was at the bedside with John for 18 hours a day for the first seven days after his accident. Jason believes God called him—and continues to call him—to stick by the family and help them in any way possible. Jason has been a lead pastor, the National Children's Ministries Director for the Assemblies of God USA and a children's pastor, and currently is a part of Breakthrough Ministries. Jason is also an author and a speaker.

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    +  New Movie: Breakthrough

    • Description: Pastor Jason Noble continued

    +  The Equality Act: A New Threat to Religious Freedom

    • Segment Guests:
      • Michael Vacca
        Assistant Director of Ministry and Policy Development , CMF CURO

        Michael is a devout Catholic and passionate about Catholic social teaching. He graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in English and Political Science, holds a J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law, and is a licensed attorney in Michigan. He worked for the Pontifical Council of the Family in Rome, where he advised the Church on pro-life and pro-family issues and defended Catholic social teaching.

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  • Catholic Connection – April 22, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa reflects on the readings of today at mass.

    +  Foundation Day Celebration 2019

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 22, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections

    • Description: "These pages bring you a beautiful collection of spiritual treasures drawn from the celebrated Diary of Catholic visionary and mystic, St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). Arranged by an award-winning and best-selling Catholic author Susan Tassone into a handy, day-by-day form, these selections from Faustina's writings on Divine Mercy revealed to her over the years in mystical conversations with Jesus himself will help you do what Jesus told Faustina he wants you to do: trust completely in His mercy and show mercy to others." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Susan Tassone

        Susan Tassone has long been a passionate champion for the holy souls in purgatory and is recognized as leading the “purgatory movement” in the United States. She is a best-selling author whose first work, The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, has sold more than 75,000 copies. In addition to her many writings on behalf of those in purgatory, she is a popular speaker and frequent guest on radio and TV shows.

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    +  Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections

    • Description: Susan Tassone continued

    +  Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections

    • Description: Susan Tassone continued

    +  New York Times hits new low with mortifying Notre Dame correction

  • Catholic Connection – April 18, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: "God Is God and I am not." Teresa looks at the readings for Holy Thursday.

    +  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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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 18, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The People at the Empty Tomb

    • Segment Guests:
      • Steve Ray

        Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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    +  The People at the Empty Tomb

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  The People at the Empty Tomb

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Notre Dame was more than a cathedral — let's pray for its resurrection

    • Description: "The sight of flames hungrily engulfing the spire of Notre Dame de Paris has been experienced as a physical shock by those of us Catholics who have seen it on video, on our televisions or computer screens. Far from Paris, far from France, far from personal associations of memory and experience with what is, after all, just a building, the shock of loss still is real. Perhaps this is because Our Lady’s Cathedral is, like other magnificent manifestations of the Christian faith in artistic action, a testament to the highest and noblest aspirations of man in his relationship to the Divine." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
        Policy Advisor , Catholic Association

        Dr. Christie was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban immigrant parents. At the age of five she moved to Guadalajara, Mexico while her mother studied medicine. She did her primary schooling there and returned to Miami at the age of twelve. She graduated from Columbia University in 1991 and the University of Miami Medical School in 1995, where she did her residency and fellowship.

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