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 – December 9, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: We listen to a 7-minute commentary by Raymond Arroyo on the delay in Bishop Sheen's beatification. The commentary is from the Dec. 5, 2019 edition of EWTN's "The World Over."

    +  Archdiocese of Detroit launches podcast highlighting Catholic High School League

    • Description: The Archdiocese of Detroit on Friday launched “Inside CHSL,” a weekly podcast about the happenings of the Detroit Catholic High School League. Hosts and local sports broadcasters Jeremy Otto and Brendan Johnson will recap each week, interview coaches, players and friends of the league, highlight upcoming competitions, and explore the connection between athletics and faith. New episodes will be available each Friday on Spotify, Google Play, and iTunes.
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  • Catholic Connection – December 9, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching: How Theology of the Body and Other Church Writings Can Transform Your Life

    • Description: "Hollywood, the music industry, and large corporations promise happiness, pleasure, popularity, and power if we would just buy what they are selling. But their tactics are smoke and mirrors, and their promises are hollow. From photoshop to misleading advertising to the use of paid celebrities, a cocktail of lies tell us how we are supposed to look and feel about ourselves. And so many have bought in, leading to catastrophic results: eating disorders, body obsession, plastic surgery, steroids, peer pressure, and depression. How do we combat this onslaught? The answer is to turn to God and the teachings of his Church." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. John Acquaviva

        Dr. John Acquaviva is a professor of exercise science at Wingate University (NC) and the author of Raising Kids with a Healthy Body Image: A Guide for Catholic Parents. He is an active member of the Catholic Speakers Association, a radio show host – “Faith & Sport” on EWTN affiliate in Charlotte, NC – and is regularly asked to be a guest on national radio shows to promote topics surrounding health and fitness in the context of the Catholic Faith.

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        • Book(s):
          • Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching: How Theology of the Body and Other Church Writings Can Transform Your Life
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    +  Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching: How Theology of the Body and Other Church Writings Can Transform Your Life

    • Description: Dr. John Acquaviva continued

    +  Sheen beatification delay an act of 'sabotage,' Peoria official writes

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  • Catholic Connection – December 6, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Book: "The First Christmas"

    • Description: "Lovingly illustrated by celebrated artist Frank Fraser, Thomas D. Williams’s magnificent poem First Christmas tells of the monumental event that Christians have celebrated for more than two thousand years: the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem." ... (Originally aired November 26, 2019)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Thomas Williams

        Theologian, Author, Speaker, Consultant and Writer for Breitbart News. Permanent research fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame University.

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    +  Suicide rates for kids on rise & Making Gender Transition Surgery for Minors a Felony?

    +  Suicide rates for kids on rise & Making Gender Transition Surgery for Minors a Felony?

    • Description: Dr. Meg Meeker continued

    +  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." ... (Originally aired October 11, 2019)
    • Segment Guests:
      • 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.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome
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  • Catholic Connection – December 6, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro Segment

    +  Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    • 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 Immaculate Conception

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Shrine pastor Msgr. Robert McClory appointed bishop of Diocese of Gary

    • Description: Msgr. Robert McClory has been a student, a lawyer, a seminarian, a pastor and a chancellor. Now, he will take on a new challenge as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana. Pope Francis announced the appointment of Msgr. McClory, 56, as Gary's next bishop on Nov. 26. (Originally aired December 2, 2019)
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  • Catholic Connection – December 5, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Why the issue of abortion is still the preeminent priority

    • Description: “It is not Catholic that abortion is the preeminent issue that we face as a world in Catholic social teaching. It is not.” Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego boldly declared these words during a heated debate earlier this month at the annual fall meeting of the bishops, held in Baltimore. Since the Supreme Court decision of 1973 that imposed legalized abortion on the entire nation, one would be hard pressed to find any other bishop speak so forcefully against the decades-long position of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that abortion is the “preeminent” social justice concern believers should consider when they go to the polls. ...
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    +  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Catholic Connection – December 5, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Navigating Potential Christmas Family Troubles

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Ray Guarendi

        Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, "Everybody Loves Raymond" binge-watcher, whistling enthusiast, and nationally syndicated radio host. His radio show― “The Doctor Is In” ― can be heard weekdays. Dr. Ray also hosts his own national television show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray." His experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice. Dr. Ray wants it known that he is a former winner, but non-recipient, of the Humility Award.

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    +  Navigating Potential Christmas Family Troubles

    • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi continued

    +  Catholic Medical Association Responds to Article on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    • Description: The Catholic Medical Association disagrees with information in a recent article published by The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and The Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, in which a claim is made that Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) pose serious health risks. Dr. Barbara Golder joins us. (Originally aired December 2, 2019)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Barbara Golder
        Editor-in-Chief , Linacre Quarterly
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  • Catholic Connection – December 4, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  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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    +  The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

    • Description: Fr. Frank Pavone continued
  • Catholic Connection – December 4, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

    • Description: "Much has been said about why Jesus died. This book focuses on why Jesus lived. God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew shows that Jesus didn't just come to be our teacher, a miracle work or prophet, or even just Israel's savior and redeemer. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. Notable Scripture scholar Edward Sri leads readers on a faithful exploration of Jesus's kingdom-building mission and how it revealed God presence, which remains with us today." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Edward Sri

        Edward Sri, Ph.D., well-known Catholic speaker and the author of several best-selling books, is a professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute, and host of the acclaimed film series, Symbolon. He is also Vice President of Formation at FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

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    +  God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

    • Description: Dr. Edward Sri continued

    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis

  • Catholic Connection – December 3, 2019 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Archdiocese of Detroit introduces ‘52 Sundays’ to help families live the Lord’s day together

  • Catholic Connection – December 3, 2019 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri

    • Description: "With warmth, understanding, and pastoral skill, Fr. Timothy Gallagher provides here a hopeful invitation to all who struggle to overcome the greatest obstacle of all in the spiritual life discouragement." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Timothy Gallagher

        Fr. Timothy Gallagher is the author of several books, most recently "Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement." He served for ten years as provincial superior of his Catholic religious congregation, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

    +  Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri

    • Description: Fr. Timothy Gallagher continued

    +  How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion

    • Description: "The NYT published a story on America's changing attitudes on abortion and it's getting a ton of attention: How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion. The Democratic presidential field has coalesced around an abortion rights agenda more far-reaching than anything past nominees have proposed, according to a New York Times survey of the campaigns. The positions reflect a hugely consequential shift on one of the country’s most politically divisive issues. Available to discuss the story is Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), America’s first and largest pro-life legal organization. AUL’s legal strategists have been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Catherine Glenn Foster

        Catherine Glenn Foster, M.A., J.D., is President and CEO of Americans United for Life, America’s first national pro-life organization and the nation’s premier pro-life legal team. AUL’s legal strategists have been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade. AUL is the pioneer of the state-based model legislative strategy, which works to save lives today while undermining the so-called “reliance” interest adopted by the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey: the false idea that women “rely” on abortion to succeed in American society. Under Foster’s leadership, AUL pursues and refines a mother-child strategy that looks at the interests and vulnerabilities of both, protecting them from abortion industry abuses.

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