Katie Prejean McGrady is an international speaker and author of Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist_ and Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus from Ave Maria Press. She has been traveling since 2007 engaging audiences of all ages and sizes with theological truths and a unique blend of humor. Katie has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Radio Maria, Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel, writes for Ave Maria Press, LifeTeen, and EpicPew, and has spoken in parishes & dioceses across the U.S. and throughout Canada and the UK. Katie was one of three delegates chosen by the USCCB to represent the United States at the Pre-Synod gathering on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment at the Vatican in March of 2018. She has her degree in Theology from the University of Dallas, loves NBA Basketball, reads vocraciously, and is mom to the cutest child on the face of the planet, Rose Elizabeth.
January 15th, 2019 | Season 3 | 1 hr 27 mins
catholic, catholicism, death, faith, family, fear, focus, friends, life, memento mori, new year's resolutions, parks and rec, the office, time
Katie & Tommy are joined by Katie's younger sister, Laura, a canon law student at the Catholic University of America, to discuss death, life, new year's resolutions, the construct that is time, and the ins, outs, ups, and downs of canon law.
December 23rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 14 mins
Katie and Tommy go all out as they chat about their favorite Christmas songs, gifts from years past, the importance of fathers, and their favorite family traditions as they also unpack and explore the true meaning of Christmas and rank their favorite Christmas episodes from "The Office."
December 13th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 1 min
Katie & Tommy debrief their time at the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) and explore what it means to be aware of your giftedness and talents.
They also debate when you should wash your jeans, how to accept compliments, and rejoice in their fancy new sound equipment.
November 29th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 17 mins
Katie and Tommy go "topic free" this week as they discuss their favorite tv shows, movies, teachers, churches, desserts, and saints.
November 21st, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 11 mins
Katie & Tommy continue their conversation about community, focusing on not only why we need community and how to model community after Acts 2:42, but how the community we build and have really does influence the world.
November 7th, 2018 | Season 2 | 53 mins 47 secs
Katie and Tommy unpack the concept of community, namely why we long for community and still often struggle to find it. They explore the marks of a good community: being present, being authentic, being vulnerable, and being unafraid to give fully of yourself with and for others. Ultimately, all experiences of community are a mirror of the communion of the Trinity, which means all community is important, all community is valuable, and if you’ve made it this far, you’ve now read the word community a grand total of eight times.
October 28th, 2018 | Season 2 | 55 mins
Katie & Tommy unpack the concept of competition, especially the ways that unhealthy competition affects the Body of Christ and how we treat one another in the life of the Church, and how a healthy approach to competition can help make us all saints.
October 16th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
Katie and Tommy discuss Halloween & horror films, the culture’s fascination with all things supernatural, the art & importance of dialogue, the way we avoid things that make us uncomfortable and scared, and go into great detail about the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, including some of their hopes and dreams for the gathering.
October 3rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 1 min
Katie and Tommy talk about marriage in all its ordinariness, mundaneness, beauty, glory, and grace, while also reminiscing about their engagement, some of their favorite things about each other, and how the ministry of presence is so important in married life.
September 26th, 2018 | Season 2 | 57 mins 9 secs
Katie and Tommy are back for Season 2 with a conversation about TV shows, the Emmy Awards, accompaniment in (and out of) ministry, mom shaming, Ad Orientem Masses (spoiler alert: they like them), and the undeniable fear of being vulnerable.
August 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 41 mins 57 secs
Well...we've reached the end. This is the last episode of Season 1 of The Electric Waffle. So the question is: Are you better off after listening to a married couple in Louisiana waffle around topics, big and small?
Don't answer that...Unless the answer is "yes," in which case, please, let us know...
August 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 36 mins 43 secs
Katie & Tommy discuss the McCarrick scandal, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, and their reactions to the sex abuse crisis the Church seems to be facing, once again.
August 10th, 2018 | Season 1 | 58 mins 4 secs
Katie & Tommy unpack the summer of ministry, which included events across the U.S. and Canada, giving them each a unique perspective on how we can sometimes fall into the trap of becoming a Church of "mountaintop moments" and forget to walk through the valley with Jesus. Also, they do a lot of Michael Cain impressions.
July 26th, 2018 | Season 1 | 45 mins 32 secs
Katie & Tommy discuss Marian devotion, the significance of Mary in their own lives, and how to more actively engage with Our Lady - the Mother of God, Mother of the Church, and Mother to each of us - and know what she's said.
July 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 51 mins 10 secs
Katie is an introvert. Tommy is an extrovert. Katie likes to read books in a quiet room. Tommy likes to meet every person at a party. But somehow, even in their remarkable differences (especially when it comes to socializing), they have a lot of the same ideas when it comes to how to make friends, how to be a good friend, and how to discern who in is a good friend to you.
July 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 48 mins 20 secs
The Litany of Humility is a prayer that will sucker punch you in the gut...and that's precisely why we should probably all be praying it all the time.