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 19, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Annual Purse Drive to Benefit Mary's Mantle

    +  The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order

    • Description: "In The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, Scott Hahn makes the startling claim that our society's ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces made available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Man, he argues, is social in his very nature. We were created for community. As it was in the beginning, so it remains today. The family, formed through the Sacrament of Matrimony, is the most basic building block of every society—whether we like it or not. We've corrupted marriage, and so we have a corrupt society. If we get marriage right, our society, through God's grace, will flourish." ... (Originally aired April 4, 2018)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Scott Hahn

        Dr. Scott Hahn is the bestselling author of over forty titles, including The Lamb's Supper and The Fourth Cup. He holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville , where he has taught since 1990. As founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is editor-in-chief of Emmaus Road Publishing. He also serves as the McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order
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    +  The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order

    • Description: Dr. Scott Hahn continued
  • Catholic Connection – April 19, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Dating Project

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Kerry Cronin

        Kerry Cronin, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and the Faculty Fellow in BC’s Center for Student Formation. For the past 20 years, she has taught in the Boston College Interdisciplinary Perspectives Program, a Philosophy and Theology program in the “great books” tradition. Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs at BC and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation.

      +  The Dating Project

      • Description: Dr. Kerry Cronin & Megan Harrington continued

      +  The Dating Project

      • Description: Dr. Kerry Cronin & Megan Harrington continued

      +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 18, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: "On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God. “The cross is the badge that shows who we are: our speaking, thinking, looking, working [we are] under the sign of the cross, that is, the love of Jesus, to the end,” the pope said April 18. “Making the sign of the cross when we wake up, before meals, before a danger, to defend against evil, [at] night before sleep means to tell ourselves and others who we belong to, who we want to be.”
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    +  The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

    • Description: Live from Priests for Life's Florida offices.
    • 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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    +  The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – April 18, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Fertility Awareness and the Anniversary of Humane Vitae

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Mary Lee Barron

        Dr. Mary Lee Barron, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC is a nurse who teaches Fertility Awareness. She has had challenges in her practices when she would not prescribe contraception. She will be the President-Elect for the National Association of Catholic Nursing effective July 1. She is lecturing nationally on conferences in support of Humane Vitae this year.

      • Resources:

    +  Fertility Awareness and the Anniversary of Humane Vitae

    • Description: Dr. Mary Lee Barron 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.
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 17, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Catholic Curriculum & St. Thomas School in Ann Arbor

    • Segment Guests:
      • Tim DiLaura
        Principal , St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
      • Resources:

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 17, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Road to Emmaus

    • Description: Steve is between pilgrimages today and he takes time to discuss The Road to Emmaus with Teresa and our listeners.
    • 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 Road to Emmaus

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Cincinnati Catholic Men's Conference April 28th

    • Description: The Cincinnati Catholic Men's Conference is taking place April 28th at the Taft Theatre. Speakers include Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Larry Richards, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, and Coach Gerry Faust. See the link below for all the details!
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 16, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Catholic. Divorced. Now What?

    • Description: Join Msgr. Ron Browne on Tuesday May 1st at St. Michael's in Livonia (the school cafeteria). The Catholic Church’s teaching on divorce, remarriage, and annulments often gets a bad rap in and outside of the church. Wherever you may be on that journey, St. Michael’s Parish would like to support and walk alongside you. Msgr. Ronald Browne, a canon lawyer from the Archdiocese of Detroit, will join us to offer a detailed presentation on what the Church teaches on divorce, remarriage, and annulments. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so please feel free to bring all your questions. For further information, email [email protected] or call 734-261-1455, ext. 215.
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 16, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholic Apologetics for Teens

    • Description: "In an exciting move allowing high school students to take apologetics courses with Tim Staples and Trent Horn of Catholic Answers, Homeschool Connections will be adding to their theology department. Tim Staples, Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, says teaching for Homeschool Connections is a unique opportunity. “Trent and I are both very excited about this partnership,” said Staples. “We’ll be bringing apologetics and evangelization to teens right to their homes, no matter where they live in the world.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Tim Staples
        Director of Apologetics and Evangelization , Catholic Answers

        Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. He was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church! He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.

      • Resources:

    +  Catholic Apologetics for Teens

    • Description: Tim Staples continued

    +  Backpage CEO Guilty Plea Portends End to U.S. Sex Trafficking

    • Description: "A guilty plea revealed by multiple news sources of Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer portends an end to sex trafficking as we know it in America. The U.S. Department of Justice has finally struck at the heart of the world of sex trafficking, targeting the largest company facilitating the industry. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and all law enforcement agency leaders involved in the Backpage effort are to be commended. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has for years urged the Department of Justice to vigorously prosecute sex trafficking but, until now, the Department has had a tepid response to one of the most horrific and yet prolific crimes in America."
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    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail briefly discuss Malachi 2:7 -- “For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
      • Resources:
  • Catholic Connection – April 13, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Sistine Chapel Choir to return to U.S. in July

    +  Lennon Center's 20th Annual Spring Banquet - April 27

    • Description: The majority of ticket sales will cover all event expenses. The Center depends on this event to generate nearly half of its program needs for the year. An opportunity for donations will be made available. Thank you in advance for understanding our financial needs and your generosity. Tickets are $100/person make reservations at 313-277-5637.
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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – April 13, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  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:

    +  The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times

    • Description: "One of America's most prominent public intellectuals brings thirty-five years of experience in Washington and Rome to bear in analyzing the turbulence that characterizes world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century. In these bracing essays, George Weigel reads such events as the First World War, the collapse of Communism, and the Obama and Trump presidencies through a distinctive cultural and moral lens, even as he offers new insights into Pope Francis and his challenging pontificate."
    • Segment Guests:
      • George Weigel

        George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington's Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of two dozen books, including the two volumes of his internationally acclaimed biography of Saint John Paul II, Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning.

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    +  The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times

    • Description: George Weigel continued

    +  Conclusion