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 – October 28, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about an exchange she had with a listener concerning doing your homework for Election Day 2020.

    +  Archbishop ordains Deacon Robert Calleja, who will serve at Divine Child

  • Catholic Connection – October 28, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Catholics and Single-Issue Voting

    • 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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    +  Catholics and Single-Issue Voting

    • Description: Steve Ray continued

    +  Latest News from the Italy 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 – October 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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    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

    • Description: Vanessa and Teresa touch upon a variety of issues from Amy Coney Barrett now being a Supreme Court Justice, Joe Biden's cognitive decline, the state of the Presidential race, etc.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Vanessa Denha-Garmo

        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. Vanessa is the host of "Epiphany" heard here on Ave Maria Radio.

    +  In The News w/Vanessa Denha-Garmo

    • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo continued
  • Catholic Connection – October 27, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro

    +  Election 2020: Discerning Your Vote as a Catholic

    • 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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    +  Election 2020: Discerning Your Vote as a Catholic

    • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi continued

    +  Election 2020: Discerning Your Vote as a Catholic

    • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi continued
  • Catholic Connection – October 26, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about the Presidential Election next week, media bias, the code of conduct for journalists, and more.

    +  Fr. Charlie Fox: Loving God first and completely

  • Catholic Connection – October 26, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Voting Today on Amy Coney Barrett and Election 2020 Next Week

    • Segment Guests:
      • Raymond Arroyo

        Raymond Arroyo is an internationally known, award-winning journalist, producer, and New York Times Bestselling author. As founding News Director, Lead Anchor and Managing Editor for EWTN News, he is seen in nearly 300 million homes on six continents each week, heard on Sirius Radio and on 300 of AM/FM affiliates. Mr. Arroyo established EWTN News in 1996, creating several programs including "The World Over Live" which he hosts from Washington DC.

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    +  Voting Today on Amy Coney Barrett and Election 2020 Next Week

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    +  "Two Crowns" - One-night-only release, TODAY Oct. 26, 2020

    • Description: "Two Crowns" is the first movie featuring the so far unknown, common facts from the life of Father Maximilian Kolbe, from his childhood up to the heroic decision to sacrifice his own life for a co-prisoner at Auschwitz. The documentary was prepared in Poland, Japan and Italy.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Oscar Delgado
        Associate Producer , Two Crowns

        Oscar Delgado is partner in OCE Films, and is currently the associate producer of the new film “Two Crowns.” He has worked in the media industry for 35 Years. He is a graduate of Marquette University (class of 1983) and began his career with NBC News, working his way up from Mexico City Bureau Chief to Latin American Bureau Chief and Senior War Producer/Correspondent for the network. Oscar covered the Bosnian war, El Salvador civil war and Gulf War I, among many other conflicts. He went on to produce the film “The Learning Curve,” released by MGM in 2001.

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    +  Bible Verse of the Week

    • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Romans 12:20 -- “If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat. If he is thirsty give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.”
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gail Buckley
        President & Founder , Catholic Scripture Study International
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  • Catholic Connection – October 23, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: We listen to a portion of a homily by Father Mathias Thelen, Pastor of Saint Patrick in Brighton, on “The Dignity of Human Life.” The entire 17-minute homily can be heard in the link below.
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    +  The Mission of the Laity in the Church and in the World

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Matthew Gerlach
        Dean of the Institute of Lay Ministry, Associate Professor of Theology , Sacred Heart Major Seminary
  • Catholic Connection – October 23, 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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    +  Mother Teresa Project and Museum in Ave Maria, FL

    +  Friday Fact Check w/Teresa Tomeo

  • Catholic Connection – October 22, 2020 – Hour 1

    +  Intro and News

    +  Teresa's Two Cents

    • Description: Teresa talks about submitting to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

    +  Pope Francis Comments on Civil Unions. Or does he?

  • Catholic Connection – October 22, 2020 – Hour 2

    +  Intro and News

    +  Amy Coney Barrett Is Everything the Left Would Celebrate, If She Had Their Politics

    • Description: "On Sept. 26, the world was introduced to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Amy Coney Barrett, a wife and mother of seven stepped out into the Rose Garden along with her beautiful family and delivered to the world a powerful message. She was a welcomed reflection of the often ignored intelligent, conservative, educated, selfless mothers of America."
    • Segment Guests:

    +  New Pope Francis Controversy About Civil Unions

    • Segment Guests:
      • Damon Owens

        Damon Owens, international speaker and evangelist, is the founder and executive director of Joy To Be (joytob), a new teaching, speaking and writing ministry centered on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He previously founded Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey, and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, non-profit organizations dedicated to building a marriage culture through training, seminars, and conferences.

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    +  Voting for a Vision, Not a Person

    • Description: "In this year’s presidential election, the choice isn’t really between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. It is a choice between two completely different views of America. That difference is philosophical, not simply personal."
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