Danielle Bean Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath host The Gist. In this episode, the ladies talk about balancing career and family, and the chaos of being a mom. Guests: Heather Johnson, host of the YouTube show A Catholic Mom's Life and Jennifer Fulwiler, radio show host and author.


Season eight of The Gist premieres with hosts Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath.

Jeannie Gaffigan, comedy writer and TV director/producer, talks to Balducci about her miraculous healing from a brain tumor, her favorite saint, Jim Gaffigan (not a saint, Noble Ape) and more.


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The Gist

The Gist is CatholicTV's show for Catholic women. Join hosts Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath as they talk about Catholic family life, their personal faith journeys, and topics like abortion, parenting, confession, marriage and dating.

Danielle, Rachel and Carolee are talking about the women's issues you care about on a family friendly show you don't have to worry about. 


Tuesdays 11 am & 8 pm, Wednesdays 5 am & 6 pm, Thursdays 12:30 am

all times Eastern | subject to change



Host bio

Rachel Balducci is a mother of six and a columnist for the Souther Cross, the newspaper for the Diocese of Savannah. She blogs at Testosterhome and has been writing for Faith & Family Magazine since 2008. Read more.

Danielle Bean is the editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest and the former director of Faith & Family magazine. She is also a Catholic speaker and is the author of 'Small Steps for Catholic Moms'. Read more.

Carolee McGrath is a pro-life reporter for the Diocese of Springfield and a writer for the Catholic Mirror. Her work has been featured in the Knights of Columbus Columbia Magazine and in Faith & Family Magazine. Read more.