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 23, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Upcoming Lent Events in the AOD

    • Description: Richard Hass and his wife join us to discuss some upcoming Lent events such as "Night Fever," Friday night Fish Fry, and a St. Paul Street Evangelization table.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Richard Hass

    +  Archbishop Vigneron’s Pastoral Letter “Unleash the Gospel” in the Michigan Catholic

    • Description: Over 20 issues, The Michigan Catholic is bringing readers, in bite-sized chunks, Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Mike Chamberland
        Evangelization Coordinator

        Mike Chamberland is a disciple of Jesus Christ who is passionate about offering the highest quality ministry in any setting. Mike has worked in various ministry roles for over 13 years.

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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – February 23, 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.
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    +  Billy Graham 1918-2018

    • 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 Feast of St. Polycarp

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – February 22, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Billy Graham 1918-2018

    +  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 – February 22, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Blessed Paul VI to Be Canonized This Year

    • Description: "At the end of a closed-door question and answer session with priests of Rome on Thursday, the Pope said it will be a “holy year” for Paul VI. "There are two Bishops of Rome who have recently become saints: John XXIII and John Paul II,” the Pope said. “Paul VI will become one this year. One cause for beatification is underway, John Paul I; his cause is open. And Benedict and I are on the waiting list. Pray for us." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Janet Smith

        Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and of the Right to Privacy, and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. She has coauthored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics, with Chris Kaczor. She speaks nationally and internationally on the Catholic teachings on sexuality and on bioethics.

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    +  Blessed Paul VI to Be Canonized This Year

    • Description: Dr. Janet Smith continued

    +  ‘The View’ co-hosts mock Mike Pence’s faith, bring flood of complaints to ABC News

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    +  Conclusion

  • Catholic Connection – February 21, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Vigil Project

    • Description: A Lenten night of worship featuring Eucharistic Adoration with live music and dynamic speakers. This is happening February 24th at 6:30pm at St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church in the basement hall.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Patrice Abona
        Executive Director , ECRC

        A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s of science in Merchandising Management, she has held several management roles in hospitality as well as retail. Abona has served with ECRC for almost 10 years as a volunteer, mostly in Chaldeans Loving Christ (CLC), the high school youth program, and also leading Kairos retreats and helping with Vacation Bible School.

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    +  Fashion For Freedom

    • Description: Taking place March 5th at OLGC in Plymouth. "Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is a growing crime that violates the fundamental rights of women, children and men. And it’s happening much closer than you think. If your conscience is telling you this is something you should learn more about, come to this unique fashion show featuring only Fair Trade (slave-free) clothes, jewelry and accessories – including some made by human trafficking survivors. Hear survivor stories from those who have walked the road to freedom. Enjoy an elegant dinner, desserts and drinks with fellow attendees who are passionate about the cause, and learn how you can get involved."
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    +  Fashion For Freedom

    • Description: Mary Lockwood continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 21, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Light Entrusted To You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive

    • Description: "This book is a very practical, inspiring primer for the common Catholic as it breaks down the Catholic faith into six key categories that can be applied to everyday life. The six categories are color coded and use an acronym of the word SAINTS to help us see how every aspect of the Catholic faith fits together as a whole to help us become saints. It is a call to action for parents, grandparents, and all Catholic adults to take seriously their obligation to both live and pass on the faith, and is a resource providing the tools necessary to do just that."
    • Segment Guests:
      • John R. Wood

        John R. Wood is a mobile eye doctor from Northwest Ohio. He and his wife Kristin have four children. They have dedicated their lives to sharing the genius of Catholicism with others in practical and engaging ways through their ministry "Extraordinary Mission". He is the author of the best-selling book "Ordinary Lives", "Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within."

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    +  The Light Entrusted To You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive

    • Description: John R. Wood 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 – February 20, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Segment #1 of 4

    +  Crisis Pregnancy Fundraiser with Senator Rick Santorum

    • Description: "This year, Crossroads Care Center is excited to announce it will be hosting two wonderful benefit events, a luncheon and dinner, at the beautiful Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester on Friday, March 2nd. Join us in welcoming our distinguished guest speaker, Rick Santorum. Rick is a father of seven, attorney, author, and politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and on the Senate Armed Services Committee and fought vigorously for government reform. Rick and wife, Karen, are the co-authors of the New York Times bestseller Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation. Bella’s Gift chronicles the inspiring story of life with the Santorum’s special-needs child. Bella’s miraculous life has only strengthened Rick and Karen’s belief in the dignity of each and every life."
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    +  Lansing Diocese Men's Conference - The Man Event 2018

    • Description: Taking place Saturday February 24th at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Michigan Center, MI. "Men, come to grow in your faith at the annual Diocese of Lansing’s Catholic Men’s Conference. In carrying out the tradition of providing an atmosphere of support and helping the Catholic men among us to courageously live a Christ-centered life in today’s world, this year’s theme will focus on how to ‘run the good race’ and boldly spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
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    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this hour of "Catholic Connection" and previews Hour #2.
  • Catholic Connection – February 20, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Petition to Fight Abortion Movement in Ohio

    • Description: ProMedica has officially entered into an agreement with Capital Care Network of Toledo which enables the abortion provider to continue taking the innocent human life of unborn children and wound mothers and fathers. Sign the petition which simply states you believe a prestigious health care provider like ProMedica should not support an abortion facility that ENDS life rather than SUSTAINS it.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Peter Range
        Director of Office for Life and Justice, Catholic Charities , Diocese of Toledo
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    +  Petition to Fight Abortion Movement in Ohio

    • Description: Peter Range continued

    +  How to Respond to the LGBT movement

    • Description: FRC just published a new policy brochure on "How to Respond to the LGBT movement”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Peter Sprigg
        Senior Fellow , Family Research Council

        Peter joined FRC in 2001, and his research and writing have addressed issues of marriage and family, human sexuality, the arts and entertainment, and religion in public life. Mr. Sprigg has been quoted as a spokesman for FRC in many major newspapers, and he has been interviewed or participated in debates on all of the national television networks. He is the author of the book "Outrage: How Gay Activists and Liberal Judges Are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage", and he was co-editor of the book "Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows about Homosexuality."

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    +  Conclusion

    • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."
  • Catholic Connection – February 19, 2018 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa reflects on the school shooting in Florida last Wednesday.

    +  World Premiere of Steve Ray’s Newest Film “Elijah & Elisha”

    • Description: The 9th Film in the Award-winning DVD Series from Ignatius Press “The Footprints Of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine.” Friday, March 9, 2018 Film Showing: 7 PM – 8:30 PM; Reception & Light Refreshments: 8:30 – 10 PM. St. John Neumann Catholic Church 44800 Warren Road, Canton, MI 48187. Tickets: $5.00 (seating is limited). For more information, please contact Diane Hanson : [email protected] Toll free: 1-866-431-1531 ext. 5 Direct: 1-734-455-1973.
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    +  World Premiere of Steve Ray’s Newest Film “Elijah & Elisha”

    • Description: Steve Ray continued
  • Catholic Connection – February 19, 2018 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Fatherless Homes and the Florida School Shooting Last Week

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Meg Meeker

        Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

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    +  Fatherless Homes and the Florida School Shooting Last Week

    • Description: Dr. Meg Meeker continued

    +  School Violence and Ministering to Students

    • Segment Guests:
      • Steve Angrisano

        Steve Angrisano is undoubtedly one of the most effective and versatile ministry leaders in the Church today. Young and old alike embrace the passionate message of faith, hope and love woven throughout his music and storytelling. Always rooted in a spirit of humility and faithfulness, Steve’s easy, honest style of ministry is born from who he is: a committed witness to the life and love of Jesus Christ.

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