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
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  * Presentation about her book/life and the topic of suicide itself to a live audience at                 Southborough, MA Library   Video at

* Live TV interview with NH Sen. Kevin Avard on "Gate City Chronicles."

  * Interview for article with the Community Advocate newspaper

  * Interview for article with Wicked Local Hudson newspaper

  * Enthusiastic Book Review by The Valley Patriot newspaper

  * 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.

  * Interview for article with The Catholic Free Press

  * 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

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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 +

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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

June 28, 2016

8 Things Every Catholic Should Be Doing Every Day - #7, Serve, and #8, Reflect

Finishing up with the 8 Things Every Catholic Should Be Doing Every Day series, we move onto #7 and #8.

7. Serve in some way

"For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love." - Galatians 5:13, NABRE

This sounds straightforward, but many people do like I did and complicate this suggestion with grandeur. For example, I thought I had to go to Kentucky on a mission trip for a week in the Appalachians to do service that counted for anything. The ironic thing was, at the end of the week, the counselors answered the question, "What do I do now?" with a suggestion of going home and doing service work there. They offered these ideas: work at the local food pantry, volunteer at the public library, help someone cross the street, mow the lawn for your parents. Do small things every day and you will have a significant impact on making the world a better place. And go on your mission trip after all, just with better perspective.

8. Reflect on your day

In Catholicism, this step is often done with an examination of conscience at the end of the day. In 12-step programs, it is done with a daily inventory. Did I hurt anyone? Did I take something of someone's without asking? Am I holding any resentments? Was I able to forgive someone for raising their voice with me? How about Jesus? Did I even talk with Him today? What good things have I done? Did I give my sons my daily hugs? Did I tell them I love them?  etc.

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As the author of the list, Becky Roach reminds us:
"The goal is to start incorporating one or two of these [eight] things into your day and then keep working until these actions become a natural part of who you are.  Make them essential healthy habits – like brushing your teeth – so that you don’t even have to think twice about getting them done."

Good Wishes in Christ,

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