CST #283: So Good, You’ll Want to Slap Your Grandma…or Someone Else’s Child


Ben & Mac start working out, We didn’t care for Boyhood, but loved The Slap. Also, we ponder what Ben’s emotional outbursts are really about.

Movies & TV:


The Slap

Video Games:


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CST #282: 50 Shades of Brokeness

50 shades

Scouting, scouting, and more scouting… and some 4-H. Ben’s watching movies for free, you take us to task for letting our boys watch Galavant. And Katherine makes an impassioned defense of real womanhood in the face of society’s twisted portrayals.

Movies & TV:

Book of Life

Maze Runner



Robogenesis by Daniel Wilson

11/23/63 by Stephen King

Video Games:

First Light (PS4)

Magazine article referenced:

Entertainment Weekly – Sex Lies & Fifty Shades by Leslie Bennetts

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CST #281: Galavant – It’s Not The Princess Bride


Pack 75 has been rechartered, Kat goes way negative, and don’t watch Galavant with the kids.

Movies & TV:


The Rover

Gravity Flats

The Simpsons

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CST #280: Whatever You Do…


The Barrons settled down and stop traveling, Kat loves The Fall, Jude loves Annedroids, and God is trying to beat Mac over the head.

TV & Movies:

The Fall – Netflix

Annedroids – Amazon Prime



Verse used in Catholic Stuff:

Colossians 3:23

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CST #279: I Would Say it Was… Magical


Its a show all about Disney… or rather our experience at Disney and the sacramentality of life. So much so, you could say its… magical.

CST #278: The Right Show


Mac has to go back to work as the Barron’s prepare for Disney! Kat watches Empire of the Sun and Mac finds The Wrong Mans. Catholic stuff is a hodgepodge of signs, spiritual credit, and NPR.

Movies and TV:

Empire of the Sun

The Wrong Mans


NPR interview mentioned:


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CST #277: Its Not a Wonderful Christmas Carol


Mac & Kat take part in SQPN’s marathon, we share our favorite gifts, review A Christmas Carol (2009), and remark on generosity and accidental grace during Christmas.


A Christmas Carol (2009)

Its a Wonderful Life

Family Guy Star Wars parodies


Syma X5C quadcoptor

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CST #276: Merry Christmas


Holiday camping, wrapping presents, and the flu is going around. We review a few movies and address an email about the frailty of some people’s faith.


Call Me Clause

Shaggy Dog

Ernest Saves Christmas


Robert Downey Junior – River

CST #275: Hope, a Light in the Dark

christmas star

The boys are the stars of the Christmas play, we finally get the trees decorated, we review the finally of True Detective and enjoy the Amazon TV Stick. We also meditate on suffering and hope at Christmas.




True Detective


Web Series:

Good Mythical Morning


Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt

CST #274: True Faith Detecting

True Detective

Katherine goes a little crazy with the Christmas trees and gets some new budget software. Mac enjoys The Hobbit with the boys. And we look to the show True Detective for some really interesting ideas about religion and the human condition.

Movies and TV:

The Hobbit

True Detective


Hatchet by Gary Paulson


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