Teresa Tomeo News & Views
Tracy Sabol of EWTN News Nightly interviews Teresa Tomeo as she looks back on 20 years of the Catholic Connection radio show on Ave Maria Radio, and 15 years on EWTN Radio. Click here to watch.
“The Catechism in a Year” is coming next year! Teresa caught up with Fr. Mike Schmitz, host of the “Bible in a Year” podcast & they discussed his exciting new “Catechism in a Year” podcast starting January 1, 2023. “If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life—this upcoming podcast is for you!” Listen to their discussion HERE (Begins at 34:45).
How did some of the popular EWTN TV/Radio hosts, Johnnette Benkovic Williams, Teresa Tomeo, & Debbie Georgianni of Take with Jerry & Debbie come to the Lord and begin broadcasting for #EWTN? Watch here!
EWTN Correspondent Teresa Tomeo explains how the broad language of Michigan’s Proposal 3 could not only enshrine abortion as a right but also remove parental consent for the medical procedure. Watch her interview on EWTN News in Depth.
Our lives were changed when my husband & I started reading Catholic Church documents, including those of Vatican II. The Church’s teaching wasn’t at all what we thought it was! Read about the books Dr. Alan Schreck, professor emeritus of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and I recommend to learn what the Vatican II Council really teaches. Click here to read at the National Catholic Register.
Have you thought about the difference between a pilgrimage and a vacation? “Midday Moms” Host Dorothy Pilarski interviewed two very experienced pilgrimage leaders, Teresa Tomeo & Kelly Wahlquist. Click Here to Watch!
Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark chatted with Teresa Tomeo about her book “Listening For God: The Incredible Ways God Speaks To Us.” To Watch Click Here.
Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J. and Teresa Tomeo (in Italy) chat about how important pilgrimages are to one’s Catholic faith, as well as devotion to the Eucharist and Eucharistic Miracles. Listen to The Catholic Current on The Stations of the Cross Radio Network.
Life After Roe: How Pro Life Leaders In Michigan Fight For Unborn | EWTN News In Depth June 10, 2022. Correspondent Teresa Tomeo delves into how pro-life advocates in Michigan are taking their own legal steps to protect a temporarily-blocked 1931 law that bans abortion. Click here to watch.
Five Take Aways. Digital and social media are powerful tools to share news, especially the Good News. But using those tools wisely and effectively isn’t always easy. Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron discuss this with Catholic media professionals: Father Charles Fox, vice-rector of Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit; Al Kresta, president and CEO of Ave Maria Radio; Teresa Tomeo, a host on Ave Maria Radio; and Greg Erlandson, editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service. Moderated by Billy Atwell, Arlington diocesan chief communications officer. Read more here.
Pro-Life Reaction to the Supreme Court Roe v Wade Draft Leak on EWTN News Nightly. Teresa Tomeo weighs in on this new pro-life development. Click Here to watch.
Teresa Tomeo discusses with Tracy Sabol of EWTN News Nightly what she is seeing on the ground in Rome. As her pilgrimages continue, Tomeo fills us in on whether she has roughly the same amount of pilgrims as before the pandemic and other world troubles, and what the highlights of her recent trip are. She discusses whether she has any future trips to Italy or any other Catholic site in Europe planned. Click here to watch.
Learning from Victims Turned Victors: How real-time witnesses of the abuse scandal offer support. Teresa Tomeo writes about abuse survivors, and reviews author and abuse survivor Faith Hakesley’s new book Glimmers of Grace: Moments of Peace and Healing Following Sexual Abuse. Click Here to Read.
10 Simple Suggestions for a Successful Lent: Spiritual practices will aid your Lenten journey for a fruitful 40 days. Joseph Pronechen of the National Catholic Register interviewed Teresa Tomeo & Fr. Edward Looney for excellent suggestions on how to have a good Lent. Click here to read.
Teresa Tomeo visits the Sonrise Morning Show to discuss body image and the sad Linda Evangelista botched cosmetic procedure story. Teresa’s interview is at 1:08:02. Click Here to Listen.
Valentine’s Day Catholic Love Connection: 15 Quotes on the Beauty of Marriage. Marking St. Valentine’s Day and National Marriage Week, Teresa Tomeo & Deacon Dom Pastore, along with other Catholic thought leaders and writers discuss the sacrament and what they have learned sharing in this sacred union between husband and wife.
In his Pontifical Message for World Communications Day 2022, Pope Francis encourages us to pay close attention while listening: “It is not enough simply to listen, but that it is necessary to listen well…It is only by paying attention to whom we listen, to what we listen, and to how we listen that we can grow in the art of communicating.” What does it mean to Listen Well? Teresa Tomeo discusses this with Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio’s Kresta in the Afternoon show.
Teresa Tomeo in Rome, tells us what her expectations are for the USCCB assembly in Baltimore. Tomeo continues by explaining how Rome looks now compared to previous trips and shares more on her project “Rome from Home Virtual Pilgrimage.” Tomeo discusses what it was like interviewing Andrea Bocelli. Click Here to Watch.
Tourism to Italy and the Vatican May Start Again Soon as the Pandemic Subsides – Teresa Tomeo reports from Rome on EWTN News Nightly. Click here for Video.
Steve & Becky Greene interview Teresa Tomeo about her book “Conquering Coronavirus” on their show The Catholic Conversation.
From the Servants of Jesus of the Divine Mercy, Catherine M. Lanni and Vanessa Denha-Garmo sit down with Ave Maria Radio host Teresa Tomeo to discuss how faith helps us overcome fear on the video Messages from #themercymovement – How Faith Overcomes Fear.
Faith Based Books Multiply on COVID-19 Crisis, A Publishers Weekly article: by Emma Wemmer featured Teresa Tomeo’s new book Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fear to Rest.
Teresa Tomeo Offers Tips on Keeping Fear at Bay Amid COVID-19. What could be a more necessary pick-me-up during this pandemic time than a good dose of hope? That’s exactly what Teresa Tomeo gives readers in her new book, Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fears to Rest. Continue reading at the National Catholic Register
EWTN News Nightly’s Tracy Sabol interviews Teresa Tomeo about her new book Conquering Coronavirus. To watch the video Click Here. 5:29 minutes.
Book Notes: “Conquering Coronavirus” by Teresa Tomeo an article featured on CatholicMom.com by Annaliese Harry.
“Doctor, Doctor Podcast,” Interview of Teresa Tomeo with Dr. Tom McGovern on the Catholic Medical Association’s radio show/podcast discussing Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fears To Rest. Archive available on Redeemer Radio or EWTN Radio. Also available as a podcast on your favorite podcast player.
Audio: Michael Patrick Shiels Interviews Teresa Tomeo on The Big Show, 1240 WJIM Big Talker Radio, Lansing, MI
“Walk in Faith” Video: Craig Syracusa interviews Teresa Tomeo on NET-TV New York.
Jesus Has The Wheel. How many times, given the times we’ve had including the global pandemic, the fallout from that pandemic which continues to be felt on so many different levels, and all sorts of civil unrest causing us to feel overwhelmed and anxious, have we all wanted to make the world go away… Continue Reading at WINE: Women in the New Evangelization.
A World In The Need Of The Sweetest Love. By contemplating more deeply and more often that precious and beautiful heart of Christ, we hopefully will become more like Him. We can then give the world exactly what it needs, the “love, sweet, love” of Jesus. Read the article by Teresa Tomeo at the Women In The New Evangelization website, CatholicVineyard.com.
Serving the Suffering Church: The Serenity of Surrender. Diaconate couples have a deep understanding concerning the peace and serenity that comes with surrendering to God. Teresa Tomeo’s column for The Deacon magazine not only can guide deacon couples, but also lay people in how surrendering to God can help you walk forward with peace. Read more here.
The ‘Lentiest Lent ever’ might also be the most profound. It’s challenging enough, even for the most faithful Catholics among us, to keep our Lenten commitments. Common discouragements or missteps during our Lenten journey pale in comparison to Lent 2020. Continue Reading at Our Sunday Visitor.
Ed Martin of the Pro America Report interviews Teresa Tomeo about her new book Conquering Coronavirus. Click Here to listen. The interview begins at 12:20.
Now is Our Time, Now is our Moment: Exercising the Diaconate in a Crisis: Helping Others See the Works of God. What does God’s presence look like in the every day as everyone is dealing with a long list of sudden and very challenging circumstances. Read more at Deacon Digest.
A Time Like No Other: A Book Review of “Conquering Coronavirus”. We are truly living in a time like no other. Throughout the world, school doors are closed, gatherings of anyone outside of your immediate family are strongly discouraged, and churches’ doors are shuttered. This is a time in which we, as faithful, are challenged to continue to adhere to the quote attributed to St. Padre Pio, “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless; God will hear your prayers.” Yet, that can be easier said than done, can it not? Read more at BeautifulCamoflage.com
Teresa’s insights are refreshingly direct and filled with Italian family memories, commentary on saints and Catholic faith, and, most of all, honesty. Teresa is like your Italian grandmother, who comes over to sit down with you because she’s heard you’re not doing too well with the current crisis in your life. Continue reading the review of Teresa Tomeo’s “Conquering Coronavirus” at Women in the New Evangelization.
A Message Worth Repeating. What about connecting or reconnecting in a different way when it comes to most of us adjusting, at least for the time being, to this new normal? Read more at Our Sunday Visitor.
In Forming a Culture of Life, We Still Have a Long Way to Go. We’ve marked 47 years of legalized abortion in the United States, with more than 61 million babies lost, not to mention the fallout abortion has on all of us. To put it mildly, we’re a nation of walking wounded, and despite what those old ads might say, we haven’t come very far at all, and we still have such a very long way to go. Read more at Our Sunday Visitor.
The Bread of Angels & A Hug From Heaven. It was no coincidence, but another “Godcidence” or “God-wink.” Indeed, it was a hug from heaven — one that I will never forget. Read more at Our Sunday Visitor.
Speaking Up Does Matter. They were apparently trying very hard to get across the message of self-sacrifice and selfless love of those who gave their lives in service to their country. How could the proper attribution to Jesus, the ultimate source of love and sacrifice as exemplified on the cross, be omitted or ignored? Read More at Our Sunday Visitor.
Clarity and charity: Loving someone means being merciful but also truthful. Yes, truly being loving and merciful means meeting people where they’re at, walking alongside them, but also sharing the truth. Read More at Our Sunday Visitor.
Painfully Out Of Touch. How can someone involved in ministry be so out of touch on such an important issue — an issue that impacts not only his parishioners but those connected to them, not to mention the rest of us? Read More at Our Sunday Visitor.
Not So Great Expectations. This latest example of the strange land in which we now find ourselves may be tough for parents and those who work with children to comprehend, and it’s certainly not what they were hoping to learn concerning how their children would respond when asked that common question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Read more at Our Sunday Visitor.
When Silence Is Not Golden. There are times when we need to respectfully speak up, to defend and explain our faith. Unfortunately, a new and extremely sobering report concerning Catholics and their belief, or lack thereof, shows that we haven’t learned the right approach when it comes to when silence is and isn’t appropriate. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
So Much Else To Talk About. This radio listener explained that while she enjoyed listening to my daily program, she wondered why I discussed abortion so often when there is “so much else” to talk about. Her comments and questions, although brief, spoke volumes and reams concerning where we are in the Church and in the nation — and why we’re in such a mess. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
First, Look in the Mirror. Why is it that those who hold extreme views that are not in line with not only the Church but also a majority of Americans on these and other hot-button issues, are allowed to have free reign in the social media world and way beyond? Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Yes, Adults Can Have Their Own Version Of Temper Tantrums. Infertility is a real struggle for many couples today, and the heartache and desperation are certainly understandable. But going directly against the Church is never the answer. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Real Friends Really Matter. Relationships involving family as well as friends really do matter. God doesn’t go it alone, so neither can we. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Pro-Abortion Advocates Turn To Unsound Tactics. Over the past few months, abortion supporters, threatened by a number of successful pro-life efforts, have responded in part by passing the most egregious laws, including legalizing abortion through nine months of pregnancy. Read More at OSV Newsweekly.
Sundays Are Changing For The Better. In order to go beyond Sunday, we first have to reclaim the Lord’s Day and understand why God instructs us to take it so seriously. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
What the Media Don’t Know Can Hurt Us. Is it too much to ask that the media actually know the basics about the event, topic or entity they’re covering so they can accurately explain it to their readers, viewers or subscribers? Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Can You Hear Them Now? Pope Francis said. “You have certainly heard of the drama of addiction. … This one is very subtle. Be careful…” Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
The Power of Beauty. Beauty in its many forms touches the soul and reveals the glory of God. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Change of Heart. Once staunch supporters of legalized abortion, have changed or are at least thinking about changing their tune once they see the Unplanned Movie. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
An Indirect Gift. A 15-year-old can get an abortion without her parent’s permission, but she can’t see this movie without adult supervision, Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Send in the Crowds. Like many Catholics trying to be faithful, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and somewhat worn out, but then I was touched even more deeply by something that is normally a major turn-off. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Mark of True Beauty. It was so refreshing to learn about a new campaign from CVS Pharmacy entitled CVS Beauty Mark. Last month the nationwide company addressed the effort in Times Square (of all places), saying they will be cutting way back on using altered beauty imagery in their drug-store chain. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Teresa Tomeo: Culture Warrior. Tomeo spoke with Catholic Digest about her early success in secular broadcasting, her reversion to the Catholic faith, and her commitment to show others the truth, goodness, and beauty of God. Read Here.
Finding True Joy. One recent study of religious people around the world goes so far as to say that being faithful leads to a happier, more joyful life and helps keep people involved in making a difference for those around them. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
A Breath of Fresh Air. As the turmoil from recent media scandals causes greater division, we could all use some peace. Continue Reading at OSV Newsweekly.
Avoiding Extremes. Hiding, falling into despair or indifference are not how we move forward during difficult times. Continue Reading at OSV Newsweekly.
Teresa recently spoke at an amazing Faith & Ale group in Ft. Myers, FL. You can listen to the conversation, Click Here.
Geese and God Winks. As we step into 2019, let’s focus on the ‘God moments’ instead of dwelling on the disappointments. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Ignorance isn’t bliss. What we don’t know can hurt us, and others, shows recent survey on post-abortive women. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Rivals of the Heart. Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore are speaking at the “Rivals of the Heart Conference” for men and women at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Vancouver, WA. This is a radio interview that will give the members of the conference a taste of what they will experience over the weekend.
My Happy Place. What place provides you with spiritual refreshment, leaving you renewed to better follow God’s will? Read More at OSV Newsweekly.
Attitude of gratitude. Looking at the big picture, we have 2,000 years of Church history for which to be grateful. So why should you be grateful. Read More at OSV Newsweekly.
Spiritual Bullying. Over the years in the Church, there has been a type of spiritual bullying that’s been going on, which I believe is in part responsible for some of the mess we’re in the middle of now. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Companion letters ask pope for answers on abuse crisis. A pair of open letters to Pope Francis asking him for answers to charges of cover-ups by him and others over abuse allegations against retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Washington were sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Forum, a project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank. Click here to read at the Catholic Spirit.
Say something. Now is the time to speak up for the truths of the Church and not back down out of discomfort. Read More at OSV Newsweekly.
In Face Of Denial. Some laity join bishops in denying the severity or even existence of the recent sex-abuse scandals. Read More at OSV Newsweekly.
Why should we stay? Amid a new wave of the clergy abuse crisis, we stay with the Church because it holds the truth. Read More at OSV Newsweekly.
Prominent Catholics see larger role for laity in church’s abuse response. An independent lay-run board that would hold bishops accountable for their actions, a national day for Mass or prayers of reparation, and encouragement to parishioners to become more involved in their diocese are among steps suggested by prominent lay Catholics to right the U.S. church as it deals with a new clergy sexual abuse scandal…Teresa Tomeo said it is the laity’s job to convince the bishops that more oversight of their actions is good for the Church. Read more at Catholic News Service.
Teresa Tomeo and husband Deacon Dominick Pastore spoke at the 2018 Deacon’s Congress in New Orleans. Video is now available for their talk on Intimate Graces in marriage, among the others given that week. To watch the videos please click here.
Reminders from God Travels on the anniversary of Humanae Vitae brought many encounters with value of marriage. Read more at OSV Newsweekly.
Mercy, Marriage & the Holy Spirit. A chance meeting and relaxed exchange about the power of mercy in marriage, changes two lives and brings and overflow of grace. Read More at Renewal Ministries.
New order of evangelizing brothers created to spread the Gospel. “I cried out in desperation to God, ‘I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with my life. Please do something to help me!” Brennan said. Three days later, a friend “prayed with me and the presence of the Holy Spirit came down upon me and filled the room.” It was an experience like no other in his life. “For the first time, I knew that God was real and that He loved me,” Brennan said. “He had a plan for me and I could trust him. And He wanted me to give my life to Him in a complete way.” It was like an electric current flowing through his body, he explained. “Not only did I feel the presence of God in me, but also in the room we were in,” he said. “It’s what I imagine when I think of Pentecost. Read more at the National Catholic Register.
What do we do when baptized Christians are not properly catechized and never evangelized? Read “Ireland: Empty Churches, Hurting People – What Can We Do?” at Monica Hannon’s Blog.
How Do You Take Your Faith Beyond Sunday? You go to Mass on Sunday. Isn’t that enough? You want fulfillment, or a “Personal Relationship with Christ,” but how do you do that? Learn how. Listen as Al Kresta interviews radio host and author Teresa Tomeo on AveMariaRadio.net.
Documentary Explores Dating to Hookups. Is real dating obsolete? Are the young doomed to “hook-ups”? One professor highlights the problems and proposes a solution. Read more in the HuntingtonNews.net.
Ohio Congresswoman Catches Heat For Modesty Comments. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D) Ohio upset some with her comments discussing the connection between how some women dress and sexual harassment. Teresa Tomeo adds in how women in the media were expected to dress, and how they do now. Read more at NCRegister.com.
What does it mean to judge? When someone says not to judge their actions, how are you to respond? Read Dr. Edward Sri’s excellent commentary on this topic at the National Catholic Register.
Confusion about life. How does YouTube sensation “April the Giraffe” give a good example of the confusion of our culture when it comes to life? Read more at Catholic World Report.
Abortion Advocate Protesting March for Life Put Down Her Sign and Got a Pro-Life Sign. Here’s Why. The host of Catholic Connection, Teresa Tomeo, received a called on the air from a former pro-abortion protestor who put down her sign and picked up a pro-life one at the March for Life…
Hacks for Getting the Most Out of European Train Travel. Travel author Lyn Mettler, the Go To Travel Gal, interviews travelers, including Teresa Tomeo, on tips to make buying and using train passes in Europe, easier, cheaper, and great fun.
The Selfie Culture. The Jesuit publication, America Magazine, interviewed Teresa Tomeo, about the “Selfie” culture and her latest book, “Beyond Me, My Selfie & I: Finding True Happiness in a Self-Absorbed World.” Sean Salai, SJ discusses with Teresa her book, her conversion, and a self-consumed culture in his article, “Happiness in a World of Selfies: Author Q&A with Teresa Tomeo.”
Is the media making too much of the fact Mike Pence will not eat alone with a woman? With the general breakdown of the family, how could this be bad advice? Teresa Tomeo discusses this in a column for Catholic World Report.
How you can make your marriage great. Teresa and her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore were interviewed by Editor-at-Large, and award-winning opinion journalist, Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online about their book Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage. You can read the interview here, and also a followup interview at Kathryn’s blog at the Patheos Catholic Channel.
Practice the Works of Mercy to better your marriage. Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore spoke with Daria Sockey for an interview in Catholic Digest magazine. The article, Bringing Out the Best in Marriage is about how you can improve your marriage through practicing the Works of Mercy. We may think that performing the Works of Mercy, such as feeding the hungry, or visiting the imprisoned, is something you do for strangers, but the concepts are also something that can deepen your relationship with your spouse.
How to overcome marriage difficulties. The USCCB For Your Marriage website has a reviewed Teresa Tomeo & her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore’s book Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage. Finding it “fresh insight into daily ways to show mercy and love to one’s spouse,” the author explains how the strength of the book is the authors’ vulnerability in sharing the difficulties they’ve faced in their marriage and how they overcame them.
Learn about how Intimate Graces can help you. The Catholic Book Blogger conducts an in-depth interview with Teresa Tomeo about her and her husband’s book Intimate Graces.
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