CST #291: Calvary


Max pees in our bed, first Kat then Mac takes the boys camping, Katherine watches The Best of Me while Mac watches Django Unchained. Your email is unbelievably sweet, and we look at the spiritual challenges in the movie, Calvary.

Movies & TV:

The Best of Me


Django Unchained


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CST #254: Everything is Awesome

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We LOVED The Lego Movie, endured some more winter storms, visited my folks, and stayed married!


The Lego Movie



CST #224: The One Mac Didn’t Name

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We’ve got a new dog, Mac is a den leader, Age of Miracles is great… if you’re a girl! and how do you deal with mature content in movies when watching with a 16 year old?



Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson


Hell on Wheels (AMC)




CST #223: Goodness Forbid we Tell the Truth

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We have a new addition to the family, the school year is in full swing, we’re revisiting 30 Rock, don’t really care for the latest Bourne movie, and rail agianst the fight-picking of gay activism.


Movies/TV mentioned:

30 Rock

TED Talks

Mirror Mirror

CST #222: The Vacationing Catholic Rises

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Just back from Orlando vacation, long lines, great rides and lots of Butterbeer. We review Chronicle, Rayman Origins, and The Dark Knight Rises. In Catholic Stuff we talk about the excess of vacations and not rapping at mass.


Movies mentioned:


Dark Knight Rises


Video Games:

Rayman Origins



CST #221: Sugar is Bad

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We have to put Gus down, we review several animated things and wallow in nostalgia over Top Gun, defend the portrayal of Southerners in Abraham Lincoln, and use our addiction to sugar as a lens through which to talk about self-control in our spiritual lives.

Movies talked about:

Secret Life of Arietty

Top Gun

John Carter

Secret of Kells

TV Shows:

Transformers Prime


Here’s the Thing


Also Mentioned:

Robert Lustig


CST #220: Abraham Lincoln and Brave

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In a special car trip home edition of CST, we review Abraham Lincoln and Brave.


CST #219: Fortnight for Freedom

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The Barron family hits Six Flags, Kat has been working a lot, we left the boys in Blakely and were out of Gevalia!

Entertainment mentioned:

Movies –

War Horse


A Little Bit of Heaven

TV –

The Killing

Apps –


Links mentioned –



CST #218: Prometheus and Nudging

Confirmation Sunday lasts almost 3 hours, mac drones on and on about all the stuff he’s been watching, we do full review of Prometheus, and we talk about God’s nudges in our lives.

Movies mentioned:

No Escape

The Messenger


TV Shows:


The Killing

Transformers Prime


A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

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