Dear LifeSiteNews supporters,

We hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends.

With 3 days remaining in our Christmas Campaign, we have reached about $107,000 towards our $150,000 goal.

To those who have already donated, thanks again for your generosity.

To those who have not yet donated, you can still help us reach our necessary goal these last few days with an end of year donation.
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I hope that you’ve been able to read the Christmas reflections that our staff wrote for your enjoyment. Those messages are not intended to fill up space on our website; rather, they are personal reflections from the members of the LifeSiteNews family to you, our family of readers.

  • Our Latin America Correspondent, Matthew Hoffman provides special insight on why the food court Hallelujah chorus is a special cultural phenomenon and how it personally and emotionally moved him
  • Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen related the importance of internally preparing ourselves and our hearts for Christmas.
  • Like Matthew Hoffman’s piece, I discuss another cultural phenomenon in the young, amazingly talented Jackie Evancho who became popular through singing a religious operatic classic.
  • Assistant Editor, John Jalsevac describes a feeling of restlessness that can only be due to our interior yearning for God which eventually leads to peace of heart and mind
  • Development Manager, Caitlin Bowers shares a tribute to expectant mothers and compares their anticipation and excitement to our sentiments throughout Advent as we prepare for Christmas
  • U.S. Reporter, Kathleen Gilbert shares an insightful comparison of Scrooge and population control advocates
  • U.S. Coordinator, Matthew Anderson expresses his concern for modern society’s attempt to push Christ out of Christmas, and he encourages us all to model ourselves after St. Joseph, the “silent saint”.
  • Finally, Canadian Reporter, Patrick Craine explains that he waits to plug in his Christmas lights in order to better represent light overcoming darkness on Christmas day

We hope that you will receive some inspiration and enjoy getting to know some of our staff members better through these messages

After reading these reflections, I realize what a great blessing it is to be able to work with such a gifted group of self-giving, dedicated individuals. Because of their passion and commitment to life and family, I give thanks to God for bringing us all together to work for LifeSiteNews. Rather than viewing them as my colleagues, I prefer to see them as family.

And they’re your family as well, since they work to serve you. Every single one of us at LifeSiteNews strives to give you the information tools necessary to join us in the culture wars, to proclaim the truth and defend life and family.

It is our desire to expand the reach of our family so that we can better serve you and many others throughout the world in the years to come.

Please help us in this mission. It is up to you – our friends, allies, and family – to fuel this work with you donations, prayers and any other help that you can provide.

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Time is running out. We pray that we’ll be able to achieve our much-needed goal of $150,000 by December 31. Please join with us by a generous donation today.

Your family at LifeSiteNews continues to wish you a Merry Christmas season.

Thank you and God bless.

Steve Jalsevac
Managing Director and Co-founder

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