In recent weeks LifeSiteNews has been the object of defamatory posts on popular social media sites by various well-known and influential writers. The attack on the veracity and integrity of our organization and our writers was severe and merits response.
Every person who writes for LifeSiteNews undertakes this very difficult work with limited pay, often very long hours, and much stress. They do this precisely because of their love for God and for truth. We take it very personally when anyone attempts to demean one of our team. Our writers are an exceptional group of people. They are family.
Our Rome Correspondent Hilary White was singled out in the recent attack. Hilary is one of the favorites of many LifeSiteNews readers and one of our longest-serving journalists. She is an exceptionally skilled writer with unique perspectives and creative talent. We absolutely stand by her honesty, integrity, and professionalism as a journalist. As our only full-time, dedicated pro-life journalist in Rome, Hilary will continue to cover pro-life news from the Vatican, Italy, and Europe.
Do the editors agree with every opinion or belief that Hilary, or any of our writers, personally holds? Of course not. They have the freedom to be who they are and, within reason, express the range of their views in other forums. But what finally gets published on LifeSiteNews is decided upon by the editors, through whom every story must pass.
All of the Catholic staff of LifeSiteNews are unusually knowledgeable and faithful sons of the Church. And our non-Catholic staff are similarly faithful, loving followers of Christ.
LifeSiteNews is the largest dedicated pro-life and pro-family news agency in the world. We will continue to provide honest, complete – and yes, hard-hitting – pro-life, pro-family news with a global focus and a worldwide audience.
We will continue to improve our editorial focus as we strive to provide the best and farthest-reaching pro-life and pro-family news and commentary in the world.