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

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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 – January 24, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  New study on the Bible & the Church Fathers

    • Description: The study consists of four main parts: the videos, the workbook, the supplemental materials, and the leader guide. The videos contain the bulk of the content, and can be viewed by themselves for a rich catechetical experience, but they were designed to be accompanied by the workbook. With a space for notes, recommended reading assignments, review questions, discussion questions and review notes, you’ll be fully prepared to absorb the rich content from the videos. (Originally aired January 20, 2020)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Scott Hahn

        Dr. Scott Hahn is the bestselling author of over forty titles, including The Lamb's Supper and The Fourth Cup. He holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville , where he has taught since 1990. As founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is editor-in-chief of Emmaus Road Publishing. He also serves as the McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary.

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    +  Sex and the Catholic Feminist: New Choices for a New Generation

    • Description: Originally aired January 9, 2020
    • Segment Guests:
      • Sue Ellen Browder

        Sue Ellen Browder is a freelance writer who has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, and hundreds of radio talk shows. Her work for Cosmopolitan, New Woman, Woman’s Day, and other magazines has given her a lifetime of experience with the women’s movement as it unfolded in the media, both on the public stage and behind the scenes.

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        • Book(s):
          • Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement
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    +  Sex and the Catholic Feminist: New Choices for a New Generation

    • Description: Sue Ellen Browder continued

    +  Counterfeit Christs: Finding the Real Jesus Among the Impostors

    • Description: "Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Turns out that today, as back then, this question has a lot of different answers. So many groups want to appropriate Jesus—tweaking his identity until he looks and sounds like one of them. But then you no longer have the Lord, says Trent Horn (Why We’re Catholic). You have an impostor." ... (Originally aired May 16, 2019)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Trent Horn

        Trent Horn, a convert to Catholicism, has a BA in history from Arizona State University, and an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a regular guest on the radio program Catholic Answers Live, and a lecturer nationwide on the Catholic faith. He is the author and the author of "Answering Atheism," "Persuasive Pro-life," and "Hard Sayings."

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  • Catholic Connection – January 24, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  "Aborting a Presidency" by Kevin Burke

    +  West Coast Walk for Life & BlackGenocide.org

    • Description: The 16th Annual West Coast Walk for Life is coming up January 25th. Rev. Childress tells us all about it as well as his work speaking out on the life issues. (Originally aired January 15, 2020)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Rev. Clenard Childress
        Founder , BlackGenocide.org

        Pastor Childress Jr. has repeatedly been featured in World Magazine and has contributed commentary and editorials for Christianity Today, The Christian Post, Black Christian News, The Washington Times and New Jersey Star Ledger and is a regular columnist on Alan Keys Renew America.

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    +  West Coast Walk for Life & BlackGenocide.org

    • Description: Rev. Clenard Childress continued

    +  Pro-Abortion Study Falsely Claims Most Women Don’t Regret Ending Their Baby’s Life in Abortion

    • Description: "The financial backers and authors of this study are deeply entwined in the pro-abortion industry so, at the very least, we should question the motive and method behind the study. Women are incredibly complex and I've encountered thousands of women who have grieved the loss of their preborn child from abortion. When we consider the fact that an abortion purposefully kills a child, it is no surprise that so many mothers (and fathers) suffer in the aftermath. Abortion regret and trauma often manifest years after being buried. As can be the case with any severe trauma, many women may be in denial at first about the trauma and regret associated with abortion, and so their pain is often expressed in other ways. A federally funded, U.S.-based study found a 65% higher risk of clinical depression in women who had abortions, after controlling for age, race, education, marital status, history of divorce, income, and prior psychiatric state. And according to a study listed on the National Institutes of Health website, women who abort are five times more likely to be involved in drug and alcohol abuse. It’s why a big part of Live Action’s work is encouraging those who have been hurt by abortion to know that healing is possible and to speak out against it." - Lila Rose (Originally aired January 16, 2020)
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  • Catholic Connection – January 23, 2020 – Hour 1

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

    +  Previewing Tomorrow's March For Life

    +  Divine Mercy Center & "At His Feet" Concert & Soup Supper

    +  Evangelizing in Australia

    • Segment Guests:
      • Jeff Kassab
        Co-Founder , Genesis 4:9 Men's Club
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    +  Evangelizing in Australia

    • Description: Jeff Kassab continued
  • Catholic Connection – January 23, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

    • Description: In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it's time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph. In this richly researched and lovingly presented program of consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, brings to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and the Terror of Demons. (Originally aired January 7, 2020)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Donald Calloway

        Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, is a member of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. A convert to Catholicism, he has written numerous books on Marian themes, including Under the Mantle, Marian Gems, and The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church. His dramatic conversion story is told in his best-selling book No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy. He is the Vicar Provincial, and the Vocations Director, for the Marians.

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      • Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

        In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it's time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph. In this richly researched and lovingly presented program of consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, brings to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church and the Terror of Demons. (learn more)

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    +  Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

    • Description: Fr. Donald Calloway continued

    +  Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

    • Description: Fr. Donald Calloway continued
  • Catholic Connection – January 22, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

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

  • Catholic Connection – January 22, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  SBA List Announces 2020 Campaign Plans to Make 4 Million Visits to Voters in Key Battleground States

    +  Michigan AG Dana Nessel Suppressing Religious Belief in Traditional Marriage

    • Segment Guests:
      • Richard Thompson

        Richard Thompson is the President and Chief Counsel of Thomas More Law Center. He gained national prominence as prosecuting attorney for Jack Kevorkian.

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    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  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 – January 21, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Annual Rose Mass Wednesday at OLGC

    • Description: Mary Lockwood joins Teresa to discuss a special pro-life event taking place tonight through Plymouth Right to Life. Also, she tells us about Wednesday's annual Rose Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Plymouth.
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    +  "Revive" Documentary Screening and Q&A/Prayer Opportunities

    • Description: Our Lady Of Good Counsel in Plymouth is hosting a screening of REVIVE, a follow up to the FEARLESS documentary from 2017. Following the movie there will be Q&A with the Director and several cast members, followed by an opportunity for healing prayer with Fr. Patrick Gonyeau, Pastor of Corpus Christi parish in Detroit. This is happening Sunday Jan. 26th. See link below for details.
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  • Catholic Connection – January 21, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  "Blind Eyes Opened" - Sex Trafficking Documentary

    • Description: BLIND EYES OPENED is a first-of-a-kind Christian documentary that dives deep into the sex trafficking industry in the U.S. The film exposes the darkness that fuels demand, highlights survivors' transformations through Christ, engages lawmakers, law enforcement, organizations, ministries and experts across the country committed to ending the atrocities, all while showing Christ as the hope for all involved.
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    +  "Blind Eyes Opened" - Sex Trafficking Documentary

    • Description: Geoffrey Rogers continued

    +  Catholic Colleges attending the 2020 March for Life

    • Segment Guests:
      • Kelly Salomon
        Director of Newman Guide Programs , Cardinal Newman Society
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  • Catholic Connection – January 20, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Upcoming Marriage Enrichment Opportunities

    • Description: Corporate Travel's John Hale is here to tell us about the upcoming World Marriage Day event in February as well as the 2021 Good News Marriage Cruise which is now bookable.
    • Segment Guests:

    +  January 22 Protest of Oakland County Commissioners Giving $500K to Planned Parenthood

    • Description: "January 22 is soon upon us. Many of you will be going to the Pro-Life March in D.C., BUT for those of you who will be here on the actual date of the dreaded Roe V Wade anniversary, PLEASE consider joining Pro-Life Michigan AND Citizens for a Pro-Life Society in protesting the Oakland County Commissioners who in the month of December approved $500,000.00 to Planned Parenthood! All this money for just 4600 clients! That is $1,086.95 per client. We need you to help us protest on January 22 from 6 to 7 pm in front of their Commissioners building at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI, in the heart of the Oakland Co. cluster of buildings."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Lynn Mills
        Pro-Life Activist
  • Catholic Connection – January 20, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  New study on the Bible & the Church Fathers

    • Description: The study consists of four main parts: the videos, the workbook, the supplemental materials, and the leader guide. The videos contain the bulk of the content, and can be viewed by themselves for a rich catechetical experience, but they were designed to be accompanied by the workbook. With a space for notes, recommended reading assignments, review questions, discussion questions and review notes, you’ll be fully prepared to absorb the rich content from the videos.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Scott Hahn

        Dr. Scott Hahn is the bestselling author of over forty titles, including The Lamb's Supper and The Fourth Cup. He holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville , where he has taught since 1990. As founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is editor-in-chief of Emmaus Road Publishing. He also serves as the McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary.

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    +  New study on the Bible & the Church Fathers

    • Description: Dr. Scott Hahn continued

    +  Operation Phantom Support

    • Description: We are a 501 {C} {3} non-profit serving Active Duty, Honorable Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Our purpose is to provide soldiers, honorably discharged veterans, and first responders assistance with day-to-day support in their times of need. - OPS
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    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Galatians 6:9 -- "Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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