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 – August 11, 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 – August 11, 2020 – Hour 2

    • 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 – August 10, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about the resignation of MSNBC Producer Ariana Pekary. She also discusses Judy Woodruff's interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

  • Catholic Connection – August 10, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Ruth Inst. Says Removing Margaret Sanger’s Name Won’t Mean Fewer Black Babies Killed

    • Description: Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., called Planned Parenthood’s announcement that Margaret Sanger’s name will be taken off its Manhattan clinic “an important gesture, but still just a token. In New York City, there will still be almost as many abortions of black children each year as live births.” With the renewed emphasis on removing vestiges of past racism, it’s hard to ignore Sanger’s history. “The mother of the U.S. population control movement – who’s often described as an abortion pioneer – was a dedicated eugenicist,” Morse explained. “As such, she believed in keeping down populations she considered ‘racially inferior.’ That meant non-whites.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Don Feder

        Don is Media Coordinator of the Ruth Institute, formerly, Communications Director for the World Congress of Families, and long-time columnist for the Boston Herald. He has been in the pro-family movement for a long time.

      • Resources:

    +  Ruth Inst. Says Removing Margaret Sanger’s Name Won’t Mean Fewer Black Babies Killed

    • Description: Don Feder continued

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss 1 Timothy 3:15 -- “If I’m delayed you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
      • Resources:
  • Catholic Connection – August 7, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  D.C. Police Arrest Two Students Chalking ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ in Front of Planned Parenthood

  • Catholic Connection – August 7, 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:

    +  Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges

    • Description: "This volume explores ways of understanding equality and non-discrimination. Drawing on the timeless logic of realist philosophy, Catholic morality, and Catholic social teaching, the authors seek to provide intellectual clarity on many controversial questions." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Jane Adolphe

        Jane F. Adolphe is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, Florida, Adjunct Professor, at the University of Notre Dame, School of Law, Sydney, Australia, and former expert of the Holy See, Secretariat of State, Section for Relations with States. She has co-edited several books: The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, and Prosecution; Equality and Non-Discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges; and St. Paul, the Natural Law, and Contemporary Legal Theory.

        • Dr. Robert Fastiggi

          Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology, has been at Sacred Heart Major Seminary since 1999. Prior to coming to Detroit, he taught at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas from 1985-1999. During his time at Sacred Heart, Dr. Fastiggi has taught a wide variety of courses, including, Ecclesiology, Christian Anthropology, Mariology, Trinity and Christology and the Sacramental Life of the Church. He is a board member of the Mariological Society of America and the Society for Catholic Liturgy.

        • Resources:
          • Book(s):
            • Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges
              Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

      +  Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges

      • Description: Jane Adolphe & Dr. Robert Fastiggi continued
  • Catholic Connection – August 6, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Awake My Soul Event / ECRC

    • Description: Patrice Abona from the ECRC was scheduled to talk about their upcoming Awake My Soul Conference featuring Matt Maher. Yesterday it was announced that due to COVID-19, it would be postponed. Patrice tells us about what they have planned for when it's deemed safe to hold the event and talks about the work of the Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center.
    • 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.

      • Resources:

    +  The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

    +  T's Tea Time

    • Description: Today Teresa Tomeo announces her new endeavor: T's Tea Time. She tells us all about it.
    • Segment Guests:
  • Catholic Connection – August 6, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Wheat and Tares: Restoring the Moral Vision of a Scandalized Church

    • Description: "In these searingly honest and insightful pages, EWTN host and author Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., brings consolation to all those who have been abused, wounded, or scandalized by the wickedness of priests and bishops. He takes you on a reassuring exploration of the Gospels to show how Christ anticipated the sins of the clergy and the hierarchy and gives us examples of how to deal with them spiritually emotionally, rationally, and practically." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Mitch Pacwa

        Fr. Pacwa was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies and received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament. Father Pacwa has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world, and has appeared and hosted international radio and television programs.

      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • Wheat and Tares: Restoring the Moral Vision of a Scandalized Church
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

    +  Wheat and Tares: Restoring the Moral Vision of a Scandalized Church

    • Description: Fr. Mitch Pacwa continued

    +  Wheat and Tares: Restoring the Moral Vision of a Scandalized Church

    • Description: Fr. Mitch Pacwa continued
  • Catholic Connection – August 5, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods

    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Mike Haney
        Pastor and Director , National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
      • Resources:

    +  Bishop Gruss: ‘Every Christian should be on their knees praying daily for the healing of this Nation'

    • Description: "Bishop Gruss affirmed the importance of prayer and fasting and invoking the power of Jesus when confronted with an increase of demonic influence. He called upon those gathered at the Cathedral and those praying via live stream to lift up our whole country to God the Father."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Bishop Robert Gruss

        Gruss began his studies for the priesthood at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where he earned a bachelor's degree in theology in 1990. He earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1993 and Master in Spiritual Theology in 1994 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Davenport by Bishop William Franklin at Sacred Heart Cathedral on July 2, 1994. He has served as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City in South Dakota since 2011. In 2019 he was named the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan.

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  • Catholic Connection – August 5, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Vatican issues new guidelines for parishes: 5 things you need to know

    • Description: "The Congregation for Clergy on Monday published new guidelines for the world’s parishes, which aim to encourage parishes to think of themselves as missionary communities of evangelization. The guidelines do not publish new norms or policies for parish life, but they do encourage Catholics to think prayerfully about what their parishes are, and what they’re for." ...
    • Segment Guests:

    +  Vatican issues new guidelines for parishes: 5 things you need to know

    • Description: Dr. Mary Healy continued

    +  Latest News from the Vatican w/Joan Lewis