... the lies of pop culture, especially about the sexuality and self-image of young women:
I bought into these lies for a long time, Tomeo told LifeSiteNews in an interview. I wanted to share what I have learned with other women and blow the lid off of many of the tales that have been told about these issues.
Extreme Makeover, which was released October 7 by Ignatius Press and currently sits at Number 3 on Amazons list of bestselling books in the Roman Catholicism category, addresses a host of issues that affect women, including abortion and contraception. In the book, Tomeo offers encouragement and affirmation for any woman who seeks the true foundation of her dignity.
The book, pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends in order to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies, according to its description.
... the false reality presented in "reality" television show:
Teresa Tomeo, author of Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture, said maybe the genre should be called Fantasy TV. Tomeo, who is a Catholic radio show host, often speaks at events about the impact of media on culture.
What was most alarming were the percentage rates of just how many girls in the survey actually believe that these shows reflect real life, Tomeo told The Christian Post. "Many in the Girl Scout study also said they see the bad behavior often exhibited in some of the reality shows as normal. This is, well, disturbing especially if we're talking about shows like The Jersey Shore, which was actually mentioned in the report."
... the ugly slur uttered by actress Susan Sarandon about Pope Benedict XVI:
"No amount of foundation or age-defying makeup can hide the ugliness verbalized by actress and Revlon spokeswoman Susan Sarandon against the leader of the Roman Catholic Church," said Tomeo, bestselling author of the new book Extreme Makeover. "Sarandon needs to apologize to the pope and the Catholic community at large for calling him a Nazi, not once but twice. This is over the top even for Sarandon -- who's not exactly known for her conservative views.