The CatholicTV Network's series for Catholic women is The Gist. A different episode with Catholic personalities Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath - "The Gisters" - airs each week. They discuss topics for Catholic women, their families, and friends. Past shows on issues including abortion, raising teens, confession, marriage, miracles and more can be found here at www.CatholicTV.com.

In this episode, the hosts discuss Pope Francis' legacy of mercy and environmentalism with guests:

  • Mathew Shmalz, author of Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life Changing Gift, and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross
  • Sister Damien Mari Savino, Professor of Environmental Science, Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College



  • Season six of The Gist continues with hosts Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath.
  • Guest: Sarah Mary Toce, New England Life and Leadership Project Director for the National Life Committee.
  • Report from the Our Lady of Perpetual Help home for incurable cancer patients.