Happy St. Valentines’ Day!
Note: Monday’s article on Washington’s same-sex “marriage” bill was edited to correct an earlier version that indicated the bill’s language against marriage “discrimination” by religious organizations was in the final bill. However, that language was dropped prior to final passage. We regret the error.
Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen returned Tuesday evening from Kerala, India where he spent the last two weeks with his gravely ill mother. At the same time, US journalist Kathleen Gilbert has been writing many important US stories while in Rome all this month to assist Rome correspondent Hilary White who has been recovering from cancer treatments and surgery. Kathleen’s report last Friday, with quotes from Congressman Chris Smith and others, generated the huge Drudge link traffic that day. This Thursday, John-Henry is scheduled to fly out again for a week in Rome. I will join him Monday for important meetings in the Eternal City. John-Henry returns the following Thursday and Kathleen and myself will stay on in Rome to cover two important conferences during the Feb. 24-26 weekend.
While all this is happening, we are finalizing and translating into English our 98-page written defense to the Fr. Gravel lawsuit. It has taken much longer than expected, but you will be greatly impressed with the document. Preparations for the exciting April 28, 15th anniversary gala in Washington are ongoing. The new send-to-a-friend utility for promoting the daily news is almost complete and the mobile website development has taken a different turn requiring more programming, but it will be impressive when completed. Planning for a quick server resources upgrade to allow us to better handle the recent surge in LifeSiteNews traffic is well underway thanks to the special donations received last week.
There is never a dull moment it seems. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all your support.