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NAPLES, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – LifeSite’s 25th Anniversary Gala was a tremendous success!

Almost 700 people gathered last Wednesday in Naples, Florida, to celebrate 25 years of life, family, and culture news, less than two months after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Old friendships were rekindled and many new ones were forged!

We were also able to livestream the Gala for those of you who could not make it. Click here to watch the full replay. Click here if you’d like just the highlights from our latest episode of LifeSiteNews: InFocus, hosted by John-Henry Westen, or watch below:

The evening began with a private reception where LifeSite staff, select Gala attendees, and VIP personalities mingled and listened to remarks from Father Frank Pavone and Mother Miriam.

LifeSiteNews co-founders Steve Jalsevac and John-Henry Westen

Following the private gathering was a larger cocktail reception, where it became evident just how spectacular of a turnout the Gala was.

LifeSiteNews co-founder John-Henry Westen and his wife Diane with pro-life heroes Christopher Bell and Joan Andrews Bell and two of their daughters
Bonnie Jalsevac flanked by LifeSite’s Louis Knuffle and Doug Mainwaring

“Canceled” priest Father James Altman and renowned cardiologist and medical freedom advocate Dr. Peter McCullough gave brief speeches, while our emcee and pro-life filmmaker Jason Jones kept the crowd entertained and transitioned between speakers with incredible ease.

Dr. Peter McCullough

LifeSite co-founders Steve Jalsevac and John-Henry Westen gave their own speeches, and then the man of the hour, The Passion of Christ star Jim Caviezel, took the stage. Everyone in the room was listening to him with rapt attention.

Although we were unable to stream Caviezel’s speech due to contractual obligations, a summary article of the speech is forthcoming and will be published on

For all attendees, donors, and readers who made this Gala celebration possible, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Here’s to another 25 years!

P.S. To close out, here are some more images capturing the spirit of the evening: