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: Charity Mobile 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 – March 27, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Living as children of Light during dark times

    • Description: "The darkness of this moment is obvious to everyone. People are worried about contracting the virus, anxious about their own health and that of others, intimidated and saddened by the requirements (legitimate as they certainly are!) of social distancing, and deeply concerned about an economic collapse and the grave consequences such a collapse would bring. There is a lot of darkness right now. No one disputes it. Before saying anything about the light of today’s situation, perhaps a word about the contrast between light and darkness is in order." ...
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  • Catholic Connection – March 27, 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.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  How is abortion an "essential service?"

    • Description: In order to free up resources for hospitals treating COVID patients, several US states have temporarily stopped non-essential medical services such as dental appointments. Abortion providers have insisted they provide an "essential" service and intend to continue doing so. Dr. Monica Miller's group is joining a campaign to urge that thousands of phone calls be put into all the USA governors to order abortion centers to close re: the corona virus threat.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Monica Miller

        Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

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    +  Experiencing the Faith in Tough Times

    • Description: Teresa and Joe Condit talk about a new series of online talks/webinars that begin on Friday to help people experience the faith in these tough coronavirus times.
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  • Catholic Connection – March 26, 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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    +  Prayer for a Pandemic

  • Catholic Connection – March 26, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Why Are Abortion Clinics Still Open When Every Non-Essential Business is Shut Down?

    • Description: "“I’m calling on every governor across the country to shutter abortion clinics as they are providing non-essential, elective procedures and taking up precious resources that need to be used elsewhere. It’s not just about abortion, all elective surgeries right now should be stopped if they are using up valuable PPE. Hospitals need that protective equipment and it should be used to treat patients who have the coronavirus, not on any elective procedure. Both medical and surgical abortion require PPE. The abortion industry’s protocol even on medication abortions require ultrasounds, where PPE are used, and the women must have a follow up appointment to make sure the baby has passed." - Abby Johnson
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Why Are Abortion Clinics Still Open When Every Non-Essential Business is Shut Down?

    • Description: Abby Johnson continued

    +  Fr. Rich Bartoszek's Homily

    • Description: Teresa shares part of Fr. Bartoszek's homily from March 21st. He is an Associate Pastor at St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Claire Shores, MI.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Teresa Tomeo
  • Catholic Connection – March 25, 2020

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  Intro and News

    +  Coronavirus & Catholics

    • Description: The World Health Organization announces it has received reports of more than 132,000 cases of COVID-19 around the world. At least 5,000 people have died due to the virus. Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, a medical doctor, explains how Catholics can handle the coronavirus from a medical and spiritual perspective.
    • 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.

      • Resources:

    +  Coronavirus & Catholics

    • Description: Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie 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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    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

    • Description: Joan Lewis continued
  • Catholic Connection – March 24, 2020

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  Intro and News

    +  Feast of the Annunciation - March 25

    • 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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    +  Feast of the Annunciation - March 25

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem Foundation

    • Description: Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem is a Catholic teaching hospital with a state-of-the-art maternity and neonatal critical care center serving poor and at-risk women, infants, and children throughout the West Bank of Palestine. On March 5, 2020, Covid 19 found its way into Bethlehem resulting in a total closure and geographic isolation for the city and surrounding region. During this time of crisis, Holy Family Hospital remains open and committed to caring for the most vulnerable mothers and babies of the region. The economic impact of Covid 19 has quickly devastated the local economy. This in turn greatly impacts the Hospital and Foundation.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Ambassador Michele Burke Bowe
        President , Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem Foundation
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    +  Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem Foundation

    • Description: Ambassador Michele Burke Bowe continued
  • Catholic Connection – March 23, 2020

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  Intro and News

    +  Planned Parenthood whistleblower gets $3M from Arizona court after wrongful termination

    • Description: Mayra talks about her return to the Catholic Church, her experiences with Planned Parenthood, and becoming a whistleblower.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Planned Parenthood whistleblower gets $3M from Arizona court after wrongful termination

    • Description: Mayra Rodriguez continued

    +  5 Things You Can Do to Ensure Your Children are Safe Online During Quarantine

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Vanessa and Gail discuss Psalm 41:9 -- “Even my close friend, one one whom I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – March 20, 2020 – Hour 1

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  Intro and News

    +  Sherry Comments on the Effects of the Coronavirus on Our World

    +  10 Guideposts for Christians in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    • Description: "While necessary to avoid the spread of coronavirus, “social distancing” doesn’t have to mean spiritual distancing, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said in a new message to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit. After his historic announcement to temporarily suspend Masses in the Archdiocese of Detroit as a way to fight the virus, Archbishop Vigneron on Wednesday released a list of 10 “guideposts” to light Catholics’ path forward."
    • Segment Guests:

    +  10 Guideposts for Christians in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    • Description: Fr. Mario Amore continued
  • Catholic Connection – March 20, 2020 – Hour 2

    • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo

    +  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.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  A Chat with Catholic Pianist Matthew Mayer

    • Segment Guests:
      • Matthew Mayer

        Matthew Mayer writes and performs instrumental music for the piano. Telly and Gabriel Award Winning Pianist Matthew Mayer’s career has taken him from small town South Dakota, to the red carpet of Hollywood. Mayer is the Owner/Founder of the immensely popular Solo Piano Platform, SoloPiano.com, where he features artists from around the world. Matthew also a contributor and guest writer on the popular CD Baby DIY Musician Blog, specializing on being an independent artist in the music industry today.

      • Resources:

    +  Sherry Comments on the Effects of the Coronavirus on Our World

  • Catholic Connection – March 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.

      • Resources:

    +  Diocese of Lansing Podcast on the Coronavirus

    • Description: Father Steve Mattson, Pastor of Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, is interviewed. We listen to a section of the podcast.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Teresa Tomeo
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        • Recording(s):
          • Coronavirus Latest: The Diocese of Lansing Podcast, March 17, 2020
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