Press Release – Perspective from the Pews: National Catholic Talk Show Host Shares Reaction to the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI


January 3, 2023, Detroit, MI — Having served as Vatican speaker and International Delegate in Rome, and as the leading Catholic Syndicated Morning Talk Show Host in America for over 20 years airing on 500+ radio stations nationwide every weekday, Teresa Tomeo has her finger on the pulse of the Catholic Church, it’s leaders, it’s culture and especially the perspective from the pews. In addition to receiving countless emails from faithful Catholics each month Tomeo also interviewed numerous cardinals, bishops, priests, and lay people regarding the life and legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

“For Catholics around the country and the world the Pope Emeritus will be known for his consistent clarity and charity in teaching. He’ll also be admired greatly for his humility and courage in his decision to step down as pontiff, always putting the Church before his own desires and interests. I’ll never forget the great honor and blessing to be invited by his pontificate to serve as an American Catholic delegate as part of the international conference for women,” Tomeo said. Tomeo was interviewed about Benedict’s passing this weekend by the Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV.


Under Pope Benedict’s reign as pontiff, Tomeo was one of a select group of international delegates invited to the Vatican Women’s Congress in Rome, marking the 20th Anniversary of Pope Saint John Paul II’s letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem) in 2008. Teresa also spoke at the Vatican conference entitled, “The Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World” on the topic, “The Way Family is Perceived in Society,” presented by the Pontifical Council for the Family in 2013.

Tomeo is available for interviews and can comment on the following:

  • Reaction from Catholics across the country on the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict’s support of women in the Church
  • The clarity and charity in his teachings and writings
  • Catholics view of the pontificates of Benedict XVI, Francis, and St. John Paul II

Moreover, in her work as a pilgrimage and tour leader Tomeo has had the opportunity to cover several canonizations of new saints in Rome under Pope Benedict’s leadership. Visiting Italy on more than 60 different occasions has given her a unique understanding of how to navigate the Eternal City and those interested in items such as a Papal audience, Eucharistic miracles, saints, and relics.



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