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 29, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

    • Description: Media bias, coronavirus, social media, and more!
    • 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.

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    +  Italy: 96% of Coronavirus Fatalities Had Other Chronic Illnesses

    • Description: The overwhelming majority of deaths with coronavirus in Italy have occurred in the presence of two or more serious chronic illnesses, according to a report from the country’s national health authority (ISS).
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  • Catholic Connection – May 29, 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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    +  The Coronavirus Pandemic and Our Children

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Meg Meeker

        Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

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    +  The Coronavirus Pandemic and Our Children

    • Description: Dr. Meg Meeker continued
  • Catholic Connection – May 28, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  The Pope Francis Center in Downtown Detroit

    • Description: Fr. McCabe from Detroit's Pope Francis Center talks with Teresa about the work they do and the extra challenges coming from the COVID pandemic.
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  • Catholic Connection – May 28, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Maryland County Bans Eucharist in Church Reopening Order

    • Description: "An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service, effectively outlawing the distribution of Communion and the celebration of the Mass."
    • 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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    +  Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness

    • Description: "Today, far too many leading Christians water down the robust teachings of our Faith. Ignoring Christ’s clear example and constant demand that we boldly confront evils, they preach an amicable, nonconfrontational, feel-good gospel. Instead of teaching the faithful to edify and enjoin the wayward, they urge them to pacify and submit . . . with catastrophic results personally, for the Church, and for society at large. Now comes Fr. Dwight Longenecker with this potent book that shows how, by engaging in the lost art of spiritual warfare, good Christians can cure this trend and repair the extensive damage it has caused." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Dwight Longenecker

        Dwight Longenecker has served as a parish priest, a chaplain at Kings College, Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Dwight has written sixteen books and countless articles for websites, magazines, and papers in the USA and Britain. His blog, Standing on My Head, has been voted one of the top religious blogs in the country. He holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and currently serves a local parish in Greenville, SC.

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    +  Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness

    • Description: Fr. Dwight Longenecker continued

    +  FRC Releases New Publication Showing Extent of Radical Sex Education in Schools

    • Description: "Family Research Council released a new publication today titled "Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination." It outlines the radical changes that have occurred in the way sex education is taught in America's public schools, and why parents should be concerned."
    • Segment Guests:
      • Cathy Ruse
        Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Human Dignity , Family Research Council

        Mrs. Ruse served for several years as the chief spokesperson on human life issues for the U.S. Catholic Bishops. She was co-host of the cable television program Legal Notebook, and has made national and international media appearances, including PBS' "Firing Line," CNN's "Crossfire," and Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," among many others. Her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Times, and other national and regional newspapers and publications.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 27, 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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    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming interview with Dr. Tim Hogan in hour #2 and some of the topics they will discuss.
  • Catholic Connection – May 27, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  The Toll Prolonged Lockdown Takes on Mental Health

    +  The Toll Prolonged Lockdown Takes on Mental Health

    • Description: Dr. Tim Hogan 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 26, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

    • Description: Media bias, coronavirus, politics, and more!
    • 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 26, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Basic Rights Under Attack in Quarantined America

    • Segment Guests:
      • Robert Muise
        Attorney , American Freedom Law Center

        Robert J. Muise, a former Marine infantry officer, is an expert in constitutional law. Since 2000, his law practice has been dedicated to defending religious liberties, the freedom of speech, and the right to life in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country. More recently, Mr. Muise has been involved in numerous cases defending American freedoms against the growing threat of sharia.

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    +  Basic Rights Under Attack in Quarantined America

    • Description: Robert Muise continued

    +  Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity

    • Description: "Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity contains judgments that will be challenged by partisans of both liberal and conservative ideological persuasions. But serious and open-minded readers, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, will find it an informative, timely, and inspiring guide to understanding many central events and issues of our times, while students of Church history will find it indispensable." ...
    • Segment Guests:
      • Russell Shaw

        Russell Shaw is the author of several books including Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity. His other books include American Church and Nothing to Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church. For 18 years, he directed media relations for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference. From 1987 to 1997 he oversaw media relations for the Knights of Columbus.

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  • Catholic Connection – May 25, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Catholic Leadership through Crisis

    • Description: Originally aired May 19, 2020
    • 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

    +  God can do anything, so why don't we always act like we believe it?

    • Description: "Now is a good time to perform a spiritual “pulse check” and make sure our prayers are offered with a key ingredient it is easy to overlook: faith, strong faith, faith that expects God to act powerfully, in whatever way is best for us." ... (Originally aired May 12, 2020)
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    +  "Run To You" Song for Our Blessed Mother

    • Description: Fr. Adam was challenged by brother priest, Fr Daren Weisbrod LC, to write a fun song for Our Blessed Mary for the month of May. Below is a YouTube link to his original music video! (Originally aired May 21, 2020)
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  • Catholic Connection – May 25, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  What is "Formed"?

    • Description: The Augustine Institute is offering FORMED for free for 40 days to Catholics around the country as a part of their new “Faith at Home” initiative. At a time when things in our world are so uncertain, difficult, and unnerving - and when Churches around the world have closed for the foreseeable future, the AI has been working around the clock to make FORMED, including new content, daily Masses, and more, available for Catholics around the world for free for 40 days. Individuals, parish communities, and dioceses are welcome to sign up for Faith at Home. (Originally aired April 23, 2020)
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr, Tim Gray

        Dr. Tim Gray is a nationally renowned Bible scholar, author and Catholic speaker. As the President of the Augustine Institute, he has greatly advanced the renewal of Catholic education through graduate studies in Scripture, Theology, and the New Evangelization. Dr. Gray is the author of Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina, Mission of the Messiah, and many other works.

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    +  COVID-19: Apocalypse Now?

    • Description: Originally aired May 5, 2020
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Dwight Longenecker

        Dwight Longenecker has served as a parish priest, a chaplain at Kings College, Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Dwight has written sixteen books and countless articles for websites, magazines, and papers in the USA and Britain. His blog, Standing on My Head, has been voted one of the top religious blogs in the country. He holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and currently serves a local parish in Greenville, SC.

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    +  COVID-19: Apocalypse Now?

    • Description: Fr. Dwight Longenecker continued

    +  God can do anything, so why don't we always act like we believe it?

    • Description: "Now is a good time to perform a spiritual “pulse check” and make sure our prayers are offered with a key ingredient it is easy to overlook: faith, strong faith, faith that expects God to act powerfully, in whatever way is best for us." ... (Originally aired May 12, 2020)
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