Author Archive: Sherry Antonetti

I am a Catholic writer, happily married, and mother to ten children. Past publications include the Catholic Digest, Faith and Family Live, National Catholic Register, the Catholic Standard, East Texas Catholic and the Washington Post. I have a regular column at www.catholicmom.com and also a blog, Chocolate For Your Brain, with the I don't know what I'm doing blog address of http://www.sherryantonettiwrites.blogspot.com. My first foray into fiction is slated to hit the internet in May of 2013, The Book of Helen.

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Making the Church Beautiful Starts At Home

Making the Church Beautiful Starts At Home

| 03-01-AD2014 | [4]

It began because I’d put off housecleaning. (It’s bad for me spiritually to do this because then I get vexed by time constraints in addition to mess). I went to my two daughter’s room and found a great disappointment. (Again another potential spiritual snare). I’ve been trying to help my daughters take on the responsibility […]

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A Stay-At-Home-Mom’s Lament:  Who’s Evangelized?

A Stay-At-Home-Mom’s Lament: Who’s Evangelized?

| 01-06-AD2014 | [7]

On November 26, 2013, I uttered words that still echo in my mind, words which felt true even if everything that followed refuted that feeling. I said, “I don’t want to be a stay at home mom anymore.” I teared up, and then apologized to my friend for expressing the sentiment. It had been a […]

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Forever Singing

Forever Singing

| 11-05-AD2013 | [3]

A weekly task in this household involves a trip to the dry cleaner. Because this chore falls to me and has for over a decade, I’ve come to know the people who work at the store if not on a first time basis, enough to be able to joke around. One woman however, began sharing […]

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The Year of Faith is Almost Over

The Year of Faith is Almost Over

| 10-12-AD2013 | [1]

Did you grow closer to God? Start a new prayer regimen? Become more familiar with the Catechism? Peruse the life of a favorite saint or discover the writings of one of the Doctors other than David Tennant or Matt Smith? Did you start last year’s Year of Faith with the best of intentions only to […]

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The Very Necessariness of Everyone

The Very Necessariness of Everyone

| 07-20-AD2013 | [3]

It was a cold afternoon, but I’d agreed to a play date at the park and so I trundled the four littles into the van for what I hoped would be a bit of fun. The playground had a fenced-in area that would allow the five, four, and two-year-old to play without me hovering. It […]

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Holy Spirit Stories: The Smile That Made a Family

Holy Spirit Stories: The Smile That Made a Family

| 06-22-AD2013 | [4]

One of my favorite stories about my first son, is how he saved a life of a person he’s never really known. Being lonely and stuck at home and not coping with it very well that first year as a mom, I pushed his stroller all around the hot streets of Houston, desperate for company. […]

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How To Do Good on the Internet

How To Do Good on the Internet

| 05-26-AD2013 | [8]

The internet is the oddest of places. Even within limited settings as say, religious forums, you can go to a favorite haunt and discover after a few moments that an entirely different impression of you has been created by a few words. Opportunities for misunderstanding or at the very least, uncharitable thoughts abound. Twice in […]

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On the Years of Gestation on Earth

On the Years of Gestation on Earth

| 04-27-AD2013 | [6]

How do we come to know God in a world that considers Him a construct of man rather than the Creator of mankind? How do we come to really know this person we are called to love, Jesus? And how are we to live in accordance with the Holy Spirit, such that we pull others […]

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We Cannot Have Dissent!

We Cannot Have Dissent!

| 03-30-AD2013 | [7]

In reading the various news bits over the past few weeks, I noticed a trend — an assertion born of certitude and used to justify injustice, cloaked in the trappings of open mindedness. It is as Pope Benedict the XVIth warned, the tyranny of Relativism on display. In Florida, a teacher at a university had […]

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Life in the Fasting Lane

Life in the Fasting Lane

| 03-02-AD2013 | [4]

Car rides are hard with ten children. There is almost always a mess. There is almost always a disagreement about seating arrangements, and fights in the back row of the 12 passenger van cannot be easily mitigated without dramatic over the top gestures like stopping the car. My favorite tactics to maintain peace on the […]

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Prelude to Love

Prelude to Love

| 02-02-AD2013 | [3]

I have one teen-aged daughter who would love to be a cynic, but is wise enough to know she shouldn’t be. Occasionally though, she has to scratch that skeptic’s itch and it is usually when she comes face to face with what she describes as “Youth Director” mentality. As a child of the 70′s, who […]

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