Teresa Tomeo

Ferris Bueller is the Problem

It took me twenty-seven years to finally watch the classic coming of age 1986 comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  The only thing I missed by waiting so long was a clearer understanding as to why hedonism is so mainstream. The film follows Ferris Bueller, a high school senior who fakes being sick and skips school to spend the day in […]

An Interview with Teresa Tomeo about “God’s Bucket List”

There are times when a book title grabs me and other times when it makes me roll my eyes. And then there are the times when it doesn’t matter what the title is because I see the author’s name. I’ll let you guess which combination of the above happened with Teresa Tomeo’s new release, God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness […]

Pursuing God’s Bucket List — An Interview with Teresa Tomeo

I have known Teresa Tomeo for almost four years and have watched the tremendous impact she has made in the Catholic world through her books, speaking, blogging and radio show.  Teresa is clearly on fire for the Catholic Faith and you rarely leave a conversation with her not feeling inspired.  With her newest book being released next week from Image […]

The Last Judgment (detail) by Michelangelo

How to Survive the Fall of Western Civilization

At Mass last Saturday morning, the priest stated during his homily: “We are experiencing the decline of Western Civilization.” Sunday’s Gospel reading continued the end-of time theme warning of the return of Christ. “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the […]

The Pietà (1499), a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo and displayed at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, is an example of the Catholic Church's support for the arts.

Pilgrimage

Let’s Regroup Sometimes when you find yourself on your heels fighting a tough battle, it’s best to step back, regroup and join forces with your allies.  We are in that situation now, as our very way of life – indeed, the very meaning of who we are as women and men – is under attack.  We need to regroup, and […]

Ave Maria Radio flourishes despite odds – including flesh-eating bacteria

Fifteen years after the switch was flipped on at 1290 AM, WDEO (“DEO” is Latin for God) in Ann Arbor, MI, Ave Maria Radio is still leading the charge in Catholic Radio. In 1996, Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN, the world’s largest religious network, offered programming to any Catholic radio station. Ave Maria was the first to accept the […]

Guns and Roses: A Woman’s Guide to Evangelizing the Culture

I am fascinated by words:  their origins, meanings, and sounds.  I especially like to think about whether the sound of a word suits its definition. Take the word “engage.”  To my ear, it has a metallic ring.  Maybe that’s because its sound is similar to that of the word “cage,” a sturdy steel enclosure that might confine an exotic bird, […]

Book Review: Extreme Makeover (Teresa Tomeo)

If knowledge is, as they say, power, then you will find great empowerment in Teresa Tomeo’s latest book Extreme Makeover (Ignatius Press, October 2011). Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ Not Conformed to the Culture offers an excellent combination of facts, statistics, and personal testimonies to make this the sort of book that any reader will find valuable. Relying on […]