Catholic in a Small Town

Catholic in a Small Town

In this weekly podcast, Mac and Katherine, who are Catholic converts, talk about raising kids, Catholic issues, scouting, movies, books, games, podcasts and anything else that comes up. Mac and Katherine have been podcasting since 2006.

Episodes

May 25, 2022 65 min

It’s a busy time of year for the Barron’s but we still manage to squeeze in a sunset cruise and of course, Katherine has to read a 1000 page book.



Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Office Space

 

Books:

A Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brian




Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly sins

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

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The end of the school year is stressing Mac out, Jude and Lilly are naturals on stage, we offer up a sacred cow (The GodFather) and briefly dislike Outer Range. Finally, we encourage families to get into it at the dinner table.



Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Outer Range (Prime)

The GodFather (Paramount+)

Good Will Hunting (VOD)




Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural ...

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Mac & Kat get away for the weekend and ruin a drone pilot’s day, we’re loving The Offer, Katherine is strangely fascinated with true crime dramas, and we may be sending Jude to boarding school.



Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

The Offer (Paramount+)

Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu)




Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on t...

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May 1, 2022 71 min

Mac & Kat head to Swainsboro to clear out Mr. Wilder’s house, we go to a Colin Hay concert. The Batman is not good, true, or beautiful, and a listener's email leads to us reminding ourselves that speaking judgment without loving first is useless.




Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

The Batman (HBO Max)

The Dropout (Hulu)

Wrath of Man (Prime)




Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

Heartridge Retreat...

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April 25, 2022 73 min

Sam & Jude go on retreats, Kat spends Easter with her dad in the hospital, and Chesterton is now a cloud. Father Stu is a legit and profane portrayal of a man of faith and the doc, Jesus Music, shows us that Christians are way ahead of the curve on cancel culture.




Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Father Stu

Oceans 11

The Sting

Risen

The Robe

Jesus Music




Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

Heartri...

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Mac gets a few days at home, Jude & his buddies don’t make it through the cold night, The Lost City is worth a watch at home, Kat recommends several books and we ponder whether we should cancel Disney+.




Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

The Lost City

 

Books:

Farther Up & Further In by Joseph Pierce

Plague Journal by Michael O’Brien

The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien

The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldman...

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April 13, 2022 72 min

The Barron’s head south to visit Mac’s mom, septic tank issues, power outages, and game shows galore. Clash of the Titans and Gods of Egypt make quite the pairing, plus we give you the freedom to be insulted when someone calls you “nice.”




Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Gods of Egypt

America Says

 

Books:

The Noonday Devil by Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B.



Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. ...

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April 1, 2022 68 min
Katherine serves as nurse to Mr. Wilder, Mac learns all about Tolkien from Joseph Pierce, Fisherman’s Friends is as charming as a sea chanty and Katherine finds out she is part of a new acronym.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Parallels (Disney+)

Old (VOD)

Fisherman’s Friends (Prime)

The Friendship Onion



Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Con...

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Long walks in the woods, 3:10 to Yuma, lots of email, and Katherine holds Mac’s feet to the fire on the issue of a real Adam & Eve.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

3:10 to Yuma (HBO Max)

Ghosts (HBO Max)

Lucy & Desi (Prime)

 

Books:

Eat, Fast, Feast by Jay Richards

The Noonday Devil, Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times,  by Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B. 




Other great stuff we like:

The Pilgrim Priest - Fr. Joel’s podcast

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March 14, 2022 75 min
The boys go skydiving…. Sort of, The Adam Project is a cursing good time, The Way is good for lent, and Cautionary Tales tries to ignore choices that lead to consequences that are… less than ideal.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

The Adam Project (Netflix)

The Way (VOD - Amazon)

Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max)

The Righteous Gemstones (Netflix)

Cautionary Tales (podcast)



Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Cent...

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March 7, 2022 59 min
Jude and his friends go camping, we go to a sung TLM, and Black Friday is now a “major holiday”. Afterparty ends well and we talk all about how weird you and your friends sound when you say weird stuff.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Inventing Ana (Netflix)

After Party (Apple TV+)

Long Story Short (Netflix)



Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly si...

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Kat takes the boys away for the weekend, Mac has disappointing single meals, The Woman in the House is pretty funny, and the Priests We Need to Save the World is challenging in the best way.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (Netflix)

Light of My Life (Prime)

Clone Wars (Season 7, last four episodes) 

 

Books:

The Priests We Need to Save the World by Kevin Wells

The I...

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February 24, 2022 63 min

A long weekend holds lots of domestic adventures for Mac & Kat, Free guy has some surprisingly Christian themes, and spiritual direction is in our future.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Free Guy (Disney+)

I Want You Back (Prime)

Critical Drinker (YouTube Channel)

 

Blogs

Five Ways to Have a Trad Lent

 

Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly sins

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On this special episode of CST, Mac, and Katherine talk all about their wonderful weekend at a catholic marriage retreat. Spoiler alert... They have a lot to say.

 

Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly sins

Ari’s Pre-Advent Planner

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

maggieshouse.org

Book Nook Publishing at Amazon

Catholic Journeymen

Willitsworks.com

Nerdy...

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February 8, 2022 74 min

Mac & Kat both watch food docs, we get to go on a double date, Moonfall is awful, Ghostbusters Afterlife is pretty good, and Fulton takes Kat to town about sloth.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Moonfall (In theaters)

Ghostbusters Afterlife (VOD)

Tinder Swindler (Netflix)

How Not to Die (Prime)

That Sugar Movie (Prime)

 

Books:

Victory over Vice by Fulton Sheen

 

Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

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February 1, 2022 82 min
Mac gets a new Mug, Jude beats the family at a game, we go to TLM, Ghosts, and Afterparty are great so far and we listen to the gospels tell us not to despair in the midst of the storm.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Ghosts (HBO Max)

The Afterparty (AppleTV+)

As We See It (Prime)

 

Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly sins

Ari’s Pre-Advent Planner

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Childhood memories of trying sports, Sam’s intake appointment, Chesterton decides he likes the taste of puzzles, we decide we like the movie nobody, and we have to confess being angry at other people in line for confession...

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Nobody (HBO Max)

Reminiscence (HBO Max)

True Story (peacock)

 

Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven dead...

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We get the rare chance to romp in the snow, we talk for too long about Being the Ricardos and The Eyes of Tammy Faye, one listener makes our bathroom bearable, and Katherine her road to being a spiritual director with The Seven Deadly Sins.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Being the Ricardos (Prime)

The Tender Bar (Prime)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Netflix)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (VOD)

 

Books:

The Seven Deadly Sins by Kevin Vost




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January 10, 2022 84 min

Katherine gets COVID, Mac makes some jigs, Together is both fresh and dated.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Together (Netflix)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Cardinal (Hulu)




Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly sins

Ari’s Pre-Advent Planner

Mac’s Online Woodcraft Store

maggieshouse.org

Book Nook Publishing at Amazon

Catholic Journeymen

Willitsworks.com

N...

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December 31, 2021 66 min

The Barron house feels like a revolving door, our favorite gifts, SpiderMan was way better than Mac thought it would be, Encanto was gorgeous, and Katherine reminds us of the meaning of life.

 

Movies, TV, & Podcasts:

Spider-Man No Way Home

Encanto

Station Eleven

The Matrix Resurrection 




Other great stuff we like:

Heartridge Retreat and Cultural Center

Examination of Conscience based on the seven deadly sins

Ari’s Pre-Adve...

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