CST #293: The Good Shepard


Mac builds a shed and a float, we watch more Bloodline and are able to see it through the lens of the gospel reading about the good shepard.

Movies & TV:

Parks & Rec



The Goldfinch

Red Rising

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  1. Mary Martin

     /  May 3, 2015

    The segment on your last podcast where Katherine tells of putting complete trust in the Blessed Mother regarding having more children really hit me. Not because I’m of child bearing age, but because I have a situation I’m concerned about and if I give it to Mary and trust her maybe I will be less stressed. I will do that. Thank you for all the great podcasts. I love your family and hearing what is happening. I already support TCND and will now become a coproducer for CST. Blessings, Mary Martin

    • Katherine Barron

       /  June 7, 2015

      Thank you so much, Mary. Our Blessed Mother really is someone we can turn to. I need reminding often.

  2. Christina

     /  May 6, 2015

    I want to thank you two for talking about responsibility as a parent in this podcast. I weeded a few times, especially when you said our God would not turn away. I completely agree that parents should ever walk away from a child, young or adult.

    Both of my parents have fled ship, they are divorced so it was done separate times. They both have communication issues and believe me, I went into my 20s with a boat load of damage! I have spent years and many dollars on therapy. Their way was to stonewall or verbally abuse. I was so damaged I married a very abusive man at age 16. I almost lost my life 10 years later and my children were damaged now too.
    We spent years in therapy to heal and I realized how this all began.
    As a parent myself of four wonderful teen and adult kids I could never imagine not admitting my mistakes and apologizing, and being without my children in my life for years. I will not pout, be prideful because I know even parents can learn from our children, or give silent treatments. We all make mistakes and can be hurtful but owning up to it is always the best solution. God gave us these children to raise, love, and he trusted us to hold them dear. To teach them right from wrong but also to love unconditionally as He has loved us.

    I felt worthless for years because my parents have walked away despite my many attempts to keep that line of communication open. I loved your hired hand analogy. I feel like since I cannot offer them anything but myself, I wasn’t worth it. My father has done the same to my dear brother. Both of us have been left with the responsibility to reach out to our parents, not the other way around. And that’s not right. I have always known in my heart it’s not.

    Unfortunately, my father does not have a relationship with The Lord. And I’m not sure about my mother. But I pray for them. I pray one day the Lord will show them how to be tender hearted and truly love their children unconditionally.

    • Katherine Barron

       /  June 7, 2015

      Sometimes I think that what we can hope for ourselves is that we do it better. Learn from the mistakes of the past and do it BETTER. I hope my kids take my mistakes (of which I make many) and DO IT BETTER. Thank you for your honesty.


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