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.

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Teresa Tomeo's Latest Posts

  • Catholic Connection – February 25, 2020 – 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 – February 25, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Appeals court upholds Trump administration rules against Title X funding for abortion

    • Description: Following news that the often liberal 9th Circuit has affirmed the Trump Administration changes to the Title X family planning program, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement: “For too long, the Title X family planning program operated as a marketing slush fund for abortion vendors who abused the system to sell abortions. Taxpayers have been loud and clear that they don't want their scarce resources to underwrite the abortion industry making this a victory for sound public policy and fiscal responsibility. Abortion is not a disease cured by abortion, and women have many healthcare options for full-service care making Planned Parenthood's involvement in family planning programs irrelevant and unnecessary.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Kristan Hawkins

        As President of Students for Life of America, Kristan directs the mission and strategy of the organization and serves as official spokeswoman. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, EWTN, Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, and the Christian Broadcasting Network; she is a frequent blogger for LifeNews.com and has also been quoted in numerous national and regional newspapers such as the Washington Times, Washington Post, and FoxNews.com.

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    +  Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God

    • Description: "St. Louis de Montfort’s classic Total Consecration to Mary has seen a strong resurgence in recent years, with Catholics around the world consecrating themselves to Our Lady. Building off this momentum, we wanted to encourage this closeness to Jesus through Mary, but with a preparation that reflected the Church’s love for St. Thomas Aquinas." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Gregory Pine

        Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute. He attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville and entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies. He is also a regular contributor to the podcasts Pints with Aquinas and Godsplaining.

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          • Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God
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    +  Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God

    • Description: Fr. Gregory Pine continued

    +  Supreme Court will decide fate of faith-based foster care

    • Description: The Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that will clarify the role of faith-based agencies in the foster and adoption system. In Fulton v. Philadelphia, Philadelphia foster moms Sharonell Fulton and Toni Simms-Busch are defending the faith-based agency that brought their families together. Starting in 2018, the City of Philadelphia began targeting and threatening to shut down Catholic Social Services unless it violates its sincere beliefs.
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  • Catholic Connection – February 24, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Be The Change Student & Adult Training

    • Description: Lynn Gura joins Teresa to talk about the upcoming Be The Change Student & Adult Training sessions on February 28 and 29. See the link below for more information!
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    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

    • Description: Teresa and Vanessa Denha-Garmo take a look at several hot button issues in the news.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Vanessa Denha-Garmo
        Editor-in-Chief , Chaldean News

        Vanessa is a communications strategist and evangelist who coaches and consults clients on communications strategies. She also specializes in media training. Vanessa is an award winning journalist, professional speaker, and writer. She is a keynote speaker, workshop trainer, and member of the National Speakers Society.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 24, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  ROOTED: K-12 Theology of the Body supplemental curriculum

    +  ROOTED: K-12 Theology of the Body supplemental curriculum

    • Description: DJ Hueneman continued

    +  Senate Voting on pro-life “Pain Capable” bill

    • Segment Guests:
      • Maureen Ferguson
        Senior Policy Advisor , Catholic Association

        Maureen has appeared on numerous television interviews, including CNN, FOX News, PBS, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, EWTN, and C-SPAN giving commentary on the Catholic faith, religious liberty and conscience rights, and right-to-life issues. Her writing on these topics has been published and she has been quoted in various print outlets, including Politico, FoxNews.com, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Hill, National Review Online, and RealClearReligion.com.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 21, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  My Grace is Sufficient for You - Miles Christi Conference for Study and Prayer

    • Description: Tom Nash is speaking at the Miles Christi "My Grace is Sufficient for You - Conference for Study and Prayer" on February 22nd. Click the link below for further information!
    • Segment Guests:
      • Tom Nash

        Tom Nash is a contributing apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers, a contributing blogger for the National Catholic Register and a contributor for Catholic World Report. He has served the Church professionally for more than twenty-five years, including eight as a theology advisor at EWTN. He is the author of What Did Jesus Do?: The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church (Incarnate Word Media) and The Biblical Roots of the Mass (Sophia Institute Press).

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  • Catholic Connection – February 21, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Inside Word @ EWTN

    • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins us to share the latest news regarding EWTN's TV & radio programming.
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    +  5 Million Rosary Campaign

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Chris Alar

        Father Chris Alar, MIC, is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Chris wrote and produced the popular "Divine Mercy 101" DVD and is the author of the soon-to-be released book After Suicide: There is Still Hope for Them and You. He is an international speaker and is a regular host and guest on EWTN. He also hosts the online "Divine Mercy Matters" series at DivineMercyMatters.org.

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    +  5 Million Rosary Campaign

    • Description: Fr. Chris Alar continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 20, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Video from Dr. Michelle Cretella

    • Description: We listen to a video by Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians called "I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl"
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    +  40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally & Jericho March

    • Description: "Kickoff Rally and Lap 1 of the Jericho March: We will meet outside of Planned Parenthood on Sun, February 23rd at 2 pm for the Kickoff Rally immediately followed by Lap 1 of our Jericho March. Included among our speakers at the Kickoff Rally are attorney James Kresta and Rev. Christopher Thomas from Our Savior Evangelical Church in Hartland, MI. Lap 1 of our Seven Sunday Interfaith Jericho March will immediately follow our Kickoff Rally at approximately 2:30. During the Jericho March we will sing, read scripture and pray as we walk the one mile block that surrounds Planned Parenthood. It is biblical and appropriate for the entire family."
    • Segment Guests:
      • James Kresta

        James Kresta is a litigation attorney at one of Michigan's leading law firms, where he is part of the firm's First Amendment and Media law practice group. James has been active in the pro-life movement since before he was born, as his mother was jailed during Operation Rescue while pregnant with James back in 1989. As a student at Wayne State University Law School James founded the group Law Student's For Life.

  • Catholic Connection – February 20, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Gender Dysphoria and Psychological Conflicts

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons

        Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D., has treated and written about excessive anger and other psychological conflicts in marriage and families for forty years. He is the coauthor of "Forgiveness Therapy" and is married with three children.

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    +  Gender Dysphoria and Psychological Conflicts

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    +  Easy Solutions for Reluctant Evangelizers

    • Description: "Discomfort does not excuse us from evangelizing. After all, Jesus was uncomfortable on the cross. And if Scripture and the Catholic Catechism of the Church are to be taken seriously, it seems that we have no excuse. .. So, let’s get on with it. Here are some other ideas on how to get started." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Patti Armstrong

        Patti Armstrong is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her latest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. She has a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in public administration and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer.

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  • Catholic Connection – February 19, 2020 – 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. 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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    +  Life is Worth Saving Conference: Voting Pro-life in Michigan

    • Description: Barb Listing, President of Right to Life of Michigan speaks on the importance of voting pro-life in Michigan on February 20th at 7pm at Living Word Church in Plymouth, MI.
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  • Catholic Connection – February 19, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Video from Dr. Michelle Cretella

    • Description: We listen to a video by Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians called "I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl"
    • Segment Guests:

    +  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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    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

    • Description: Joan Lewis continued