October 07, 2016

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary - Why 19?

Today is the 19th Anniversary of my return to the Catholic Church. It was on October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, in 1997. If you remember, please include me in your prayers, especially your Rosaries, on this special day!

So why make such a big deal on this odd 19th anniversary? Because to me, every October 7 is a wonderful celebration of God's work to bring me back into the Fold. I am forever grateful.

You can read my conversion story here.

And other related posts here and here on p.32.

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- personal photo
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August 25, 2016

Publicity Events for "Unraveling My Father's Suicide"

        Unraveling My Father's Suicide


In an attempt to raise awareness about suicide and her book, author Kathleen Laplante has had the following public engagements. Feel free to suggest others. 

  * Boston's National Public Radio (NPR) News Station WBUR Suicide Series
  - http://www.wbur.org/tags/suicide-crisis-series (scroll down) and
  - http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2015/10/faith-religion-suicide
  * Presentation about her book/life and the topic of suicide itself to a live audience at                 Southborough, MA Library   Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XURGSm_fVHY

* Live TV interview with NH Sen. Kevin Avard on "Gate City Chronicles."
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHDHAPLS5bg 

  * Interview for article with the Community Advocate newspaper
  - http://www.communityadvocate.com/2016/03/23/hudson-authors-unravels-her-fathers-suicide/ 

  * Interview for article with Wicked Local Hudson newspaper
  - http://hudson.wickedlocal.com/article/20160320/NEWS/160329499

  * Enthusiastic Book Review by The Valley Patriot newspaper
  - http://valleypatriot.com/book-review-unraveling-my-fathers-suicide/ 

  * Author showcases in four public venues, including the 2016 New England Author Expo at the Danvers, MA, Yacht Club

  * Interviewed on the TV show, "Be My Guest!" with Jan Lewis.
  - http://patch.com/massachusetts/northborough/an--host-be-my-guest 

  * Interview for article with The Catholic Free Press
  - http://www.catholicfreepress.org/

  * Upcoming Presentation at Hudson, MA Public Library, October 20, 2016, 7pm

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August 22, 2016

The Abortion Saga Continues

We all know when we start messing around with truth, things go haywire. Get this

Mother Files Wrongful Birth Lawsuit After Botched Abortion Didn't Kill Her Son

I think she is right. She should win her lawsuit. She didn't get what she was told she would get. That is, her doctor signed up to kill her baby, and that didn't happen. Like any other provider/doctor, the abortion doctor should be held accountable to her/his customer/patient. Hand it over doc.

Also, see this:
Woman Wants $14 Million in Wrongful Birth Lawsuit, She Didn't Get to Abort Baby With Cystic Fibrosis

image - http://www.lifenews.com/2016/08/22/mother-files-wrongful-birth-lawsuit-after-botched-abortion-didnt-kill-her-son/

August 03, 2016

Trappists in Spencer, MA - Brewery Event

Spencer Brewery to Open to the Public for One Day Only

America’s only Trappist brewery will let you tour the space for the first time ever this Saturday, August 6.

Support your local monastic brewery, i.e., the Trappists in Spencer, MA. Try one of their beers, which you can find at package stores. The Ale is very good. Or go to their Open House this Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10a to 4pm.


While you're at it, suggest to a worthy soul that they consider a vocation there and think about becoming a monk. Or, take a retreat yourself.

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The Passion

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July 28, 2016

Interview w/NH Sen. Kevin Avard of Gate City Chronicles, Access Nashua TV

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, NH Sen. Kevin Avard hosted me on his show, Gate City Chronicles. Enjoy!  And please, forward to others.


"Kathleen Laplante's father takes his life on her twenty-first birthday. As she recounts her grief, she discloses her own attempt at suicide. She also discloses the suicides of two cousins and the suicidal ideation of other close relatives. Her spiritual conversion back to Catholicism leads to her deep pain and meaninglessness evolving into abiding hope."
Thank you,
Kathleen +

image - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHDHAPLS5bg&index=2&list=PLrDVt-dILYa0ljOgvCprdlFGKH6fUINbs&spfreload=5

July 16, 2016

NH State Senator Kevin Avard to Interview Me & Discuss My Book, "Unraveling My Father's Suicide"

From Twitter:
                             by Kathleen Laplante
Amazon (incl. Kindle)

Source: Twitter = kathleenlaplante @klaplante02