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 – October 15, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Picket of head of Michigan's Planned Parenthood, Lori Carpentier

    • Description: Lynn Mills is here to tell us about an upcoming picket of the head of Michigan's Planned Parenthood, Lori Carpentier, next week when she appears as the invited speaker in Canton, Michigan for the Canton Democratic Club. The event will be on Oct 16, Wednesday from 6 PM to 7:15 PM rain or shine at 1150 S. Canton-Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188 at the Canton Municipal Building. Public Parking is available there. They have enough signs, but feel free to make and bring your favorite ones.
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  • Catholic Connection – October 15, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

    • Description: Bryan tells us all about today being the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. He also shares the story of his conversion to Catholicism. Students from all across the nation will give up their voices in solidarity with the over 3,000 lives taken by abortion every day, whose voices will never be heard. "Your school is missing students, your team is missing athletes, and your group may even be missing members. The tragedy of abortion is large-scale but it is also silent."
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    +  Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

    • Description: Bryan Kemper continued

    +  'Disturbing': More fetal remains discovered in trunk of South Bend abortion doctor's car

  • Catholic Connection – October 14, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  The Work & Needs of Hope Clinic

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  • Catholic Connection – October 14, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Sound of Beauty: A Classical Composer on Music in the Spiritual Life

    • Description: "This is a kind of "layman's handbook," a comprehensive theology of all things music, which anyone can understand, written by an internationally respected classical composer and music professor at a top secular university who is also a faithful Catholic. It sheds light on the mysteries of music and furthers the spiritual formation regarding music for Catholics of many ages and walks of life." ...
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      • Michael Kurek

        Michael Kurek’s classical compositions have been performed on five continents. His numerous awards include the prestigious Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His 2017 album, The Sea Knows, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical chart. Holding his doctorate in composition from the University of Michigan, he serves on the faculty of Vanderbilt University.

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    +  The Sound of Beauty: A Classical Composer on Music in the Spiritual Life

    • Description: Michael Kurek continued

    +  Family fights to keep boy declared 'brain dead' on life support

  • Catholic Connection – October 11, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  13th Annual Rosary Rally Oct 13th in Detroit

    • Description: The 13th Annual Rosary Rally is taking place Sunday Oct 13th at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. Click the link below to view the flyer.
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    +  Deadly Compassion: Addressing Euthanasia, Disability Rights, Hospice Care and more

    • Description: Rita Marker is speaking on euthanasia, assisted suicide, hospice care, pain management and more at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Ann Arbor on October 20th at 4pm. Click the link below for more information.
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      • Rita Marker

        Rita Marker has been the executive director of the Patients Rights Council since it began in l987. Author, Attorney, Educator and Speaker, she has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television stations around the world, including all of the major news stations in the U.S., and was among the first to be profiled in the AMA’s Medical News during its series on “people making news in an era of dramatic change in medicine.”

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  • Catholic Connection – October 11, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Responding to falsehoods about the Virgin Mary and the Rosary

    • Description: Catholics need to become better spokespersons for Marian devotion, both in their understanding of its scriptural basis and in their articulation of the same.
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    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome

    • Description: "Larger-than-life saints such as Athanasius of Alexandria, Jerome, Augustine, and political figures such as Emperor Constantine played an important part in the history of the Christianity. In The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome, popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina gives readers a vivid and engaging account of how Christianity developed and expanded as the Roman Empire declined." ...
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      • Mike Aquilina

        Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. Mike’s career in publishing spans three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.

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  • Catholic Connection – October 10, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  2019 Lansing's Catholic Women's Conference

    • Description: The Catholic Women's Conference in Lansing is taking place October 12th. Speakers include Judy Klein, Bishop Earl Boyea, Fr. Mark Rutherford, and Sheri Wohlfert. Judy joins us to preview the event! See the link below for more details.
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      • Judy Klein

        Judy Landrieu Klein is a Catholic theologian who speaks a word of holy hope through a dynamic ministry that includes teaching, writing and public speaking. A “revert” to Catholicism, Judy received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas in the Jubilee Year 2000. She has also carried out post-graduate doctoral studies in Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athanaeum in Rome. Judy served as an adjunct professor of Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans for seven years, teaching “Morality and Science” and “Catholic Sexual Ethics.”

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    +  Rosary Coast to Coast - October 13

    • Description: Rosary Coast to Coast is inspired by the Rosary on the Border in Poland and the Rosary on the Coast in both Ireland and the UK. We are inviting Catholics across the country to pray together to call upon God through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary to heal our country and return it to Holiness.
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      • Fr. Stephen Pullis
        Director of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools , Archdiocese of Detroit

      +  Rosary Coast to Coast - October 13

      • Description: Fr. Stephen Pullis & John Azzopardi continued
  • Catholic Connection – October 10, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Love & Mercy: Faustina - Film Showing One Day Only

    • Description: On October 28th, “Love and Mercy: Faustina’ will have a theatrical release in the United States on 774 screens, then in Latin America and other countries around the world. -- Directed by Michal Kondrat, this docudrama focuses on St. Faustina, who was chosen by God for the crucial mission of bringing the message of Divine Mercy to the world. Thanks to newly revealed letters and documents, this film sheds new light on Divine Mercy and underscores that Faustina has truly seen Jesus. "Love and Mercy: Faustina” shows how the Divine Mercy movement was born and how it spread. The film reveals the details of the process of painting the famous Divine Mercy image that was made at Jesus’ request. Scientific research shows identical facial features of Christ in the Divine Mercy image and Shroud of Turin.
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    +  Love & Mercy: Faustina - Film Showing One Day Only

    • Description: Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek continued

    +  PTC Issues Warning to Parents About Bringing Children to See ‘Joker’

    • Description: “Along with the Alamo Drafthouse, and several movie critics, we want to warn parents about the extremely violent content in the Joker film that is being released nationwide this weekend. Despite its R-rating, parents may believe that this film is appropriate for kids given that it is an extension of the popular Batman series. Film critics have described the film’s horrific violence committed by the Joker and even criticized the timing of a film that asks viewers to sympathize with one man’s all-too-realistic decent into darkness,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
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      • Melissa Henson

        Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large. She also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment. She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television.

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  • Catholic Connection – October 9, 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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    +  St. Vincent de Paul's TOP HAT BALL

    • Description: Happening October 12th at Cobo Center in Detroit! See the link below for more details.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dan Malone
        CEO , Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Metro Detroit
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  • Catholic Connection – October 9, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Amazon Synod Update

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Matthew Bunson

        For the past 20 years, Dr. Matthew E. Bunson has been active in the area of Catholic social communications and education, including writing, editing, and teaching on a variety of topics related to Church history, the papacy, the saints and Catholic culture. He is faculty chair at Catholic Distance University, a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author or co-author of over 50 books.

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    +  Amazon Synod Update

    • Description: Dr. Matthew Bunson 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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