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 – May 22, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Gov. Whitmer Pushing Abortion During This Pandemic

    • Segment Guests:
      • Genevieve Marnon
        Legislative Director , RTL of Michigan
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  • Catholic Connection – May 22, 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.
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    +  Virtual Chastity Project Conference 2020

    • Description: "If your love-life could use a divine spark, don't miss the Catholic LoveLife Conference. More than 70 speakers will offer Free, short, and impactful presentations for teens, young adults, singles, married couples, and parents. Fortify your home and rediscover the beauty and goodness of God's plan for human love in your life."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Jason Evert

        Jason Evert is the author of several books including How to Find Your Soul and Theology of the Body for Teens. He and his wife Crystalina have spoken about the virtue of chastity on six continents to more than one million people, including at three World Youth Days. They are the cofounders of Chastity Project. Visit chastityproject.com and Crystalina’s website womenmadenew.com

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    +  Saints: Becoming an Image of Christ Every Day of the Year

    • Description: "The saints in this collection come from every period in history, countries, age ranges, and vocations. They show us that holiness truly is a path open to all who seek to follow Jesus Christ. By reading about the lives of the saints each day, we can learn how to apply their life lessons to our own daily challenges. By praying daily for their help, we can ask for their spiritual help and wisdom – and point ourselves toward Heaven, where we hope to spend eternity with God."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dawn Beutner

        Dawn Marie Beutner entered the Catholic Church as a young adult and worked as an engineer before becoming a technical writer. She lives with her husband and two children in northern Virginia, where she leads various parish groups that promote life issues, serve the needy, and learn about the Bible and the Catholic faith.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 21, 2020 – Hour 1

    • Description: 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 – May 21, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Janet Morana: I know in my soul that Norma McCorvey wasn’t lying

    • Description: "For “AKA Jane Roe” – a new documentary that apparently has footage of Norma saying her pro-life conversion was bought and paid for – to suggest that our friendship were based on a lie is offensive and absurd. For a film crew to sweep in at the end of her life and try to rewrite what we lived through for 22 years is heartbreaking. Norma was a person who was deeply wounded and who struggled to find healing and peace. I saw it through two decades of ups and downs of her wrestling with her own pain." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Janet Morana

        Janet Morana is the executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women who have had abortions. A native New Yorker, she was a public school teacher before becoming involved in pro-life work. She co-hosts the Defending Life and Catholic View for Women series on EWTN, and is a frequent guest on other TV and radio programs.

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    +  Janet Morana: I know in my soul that Norma McCorvey wasn’t lying

    • Description: Janet Morana continued

    +  Janet Morana: I know in my soul that Norma McCorvey wasn’t lying

    • Description: Janet Morana continued

    +  Planned Parenthood receiving $80 million dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program

    • Description: ""It is appalling that Planned Parenthood applied for and received $80 million of taxpayer funds meant for legitimate businesses suffering from the economic effects of the current pandemic. The abortion giant is a multi-billion dollar industry that received over $1.5 BILLION in taxpayer funds over the last three years, reporting a gross profit of almost $245 million this past year alone. This is hardly an industry that needs bailing out." - Tom McClusky
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  • Catholic Connection – May 20, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Coronavirus and Resuming Travel

    +  Vatican Slowly Reopening From Coronavirus Shutdown

    • Segment Guests:
      • Liz Lev

        Elizabeth Lev is an art historian living in Rome, where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance art as well as Christian Art and Architecture at Duquesne University. She's the author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 20, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  I.N.V.E.S.T. In Your Marriage

    +  I.N.V.E.S.T. In Your Marriage

    • Description: Greg & Julie Alexander 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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  • Catholic Connection – May 19, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Operation Haircut May 20th in Lansing

    • Description: "Protesters come get your FREE Hair Cut! Decorate your cars! Bring signs! This is a Family Friendly PROTEST!" See the link below.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Meshawn Maddock

        Meshawn Maddock has been elected chair of the 11th District Congressional District Republican Committee. She is the wife of newly elected Michigan Representative Matt Maddock (R – District 44.) Maddock is co-founder of Michigan Trump Republicans and serves on the Oakland County Republican Party Executive Committee. She served on the RNC Platform Committee at the RNC Convention in Cleveland, and was a Trump-bound Delegate at the RNC Convention. She is a small business owner and longtime resident of Milford.

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    +  On the Fight to Open Up our State of Michigan

  • Catholic Connection – May 19, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholic Leadership through Crisis

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Mario Enzler

        Dr. Mario Enzler, former Musician, former Swiss Guard, former Swiss Banker and Tax Fiduciary. He wanted to introduce authentic gelato in New England instead he and his wife founded a classical-curriculum Academy in New Hampshire after finding inadequate educational options for their five children. Now, he not only works and teaches at The Busch School of Business, he can also be found speaking at conferences or men’s retreats where he shares about the role Pope St. John Paul II had in helping him become a better man, executive, and leader.

    +  Catholic Leadership through Crisis

    • Description: Dr. Mario Enzler continued

    +  Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus

    • Description: "Teachings for an Unbelieving World is a newly discovered work written by St. John Paul II—then Archbishop Karol Wojtyła of Kraków—in the years just after Vatican II. He uses St. Paul’s sermon to the people of Athens in Acts 17 as a framework for articulating the faith in a culture of skepticism and unbelief. These thirteen brief reflections provide compelling teaching for Catholics in today’s post-Christian world and give fresh insight into JPII’s pontificate. This is the first English-language publication of this important work." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
        Editor , Teachings for an Unbelieving World
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          • Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus
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  • Catholic Connection – May 18, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholic Healthcare and the Coronavirus

    • Segment Guests:
      • Louis Brown

        Louis Brown is the Executive Director of Christ Medicus and a certified lawyer. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the U.S. District Courts of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was part of this presidential administration, serving at HHS until March 2019. Louis helped establish the Catholic health care sharing option, CMF CURO, in 2014 and served as the Director of CMF CURO until 2017.

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    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

    • Description: Teresa and Vanessa Denha-Garmo take a look at the latest Coronavirus developments & media bias.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Vanessa Denha-Garmo
        Editor-in-Chief , Chaldean News

        Vanessa is a communications strategist and evangelist who coaches and consults clients on communications strategies. She also specializes in media training. Vanessa is an award winning journalist, professional speaker, and writer. She is a keynote speaker, workshop trainer, and member of the National Speakers Society.

  • Catholic Connection – May 18, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Dealing with this worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic

    • 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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    +  Dealing with this worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic

    • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi continued

    +  San Diego-area church to 9th Circuit: Don’t let state force us to pay for abortion

    • Description: "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday that a San Diego–area church properly challenged the state’s abortion-coverage mandate and that a lower district court was wrong to dismiss the church’s claims. The 9th Circuit recognized that Skyline Church suffered an injury when the state issued its August 2014 letters mandating that church healthcare plans cover elective abortions." ...
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    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Matthew 6:34 -- "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble if its own."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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