I can’t tell you how deeply humbled – and encouraged! – I am right now.
With 3 days left in our 2016 Christmas fundraising campaign, we have just $147,736 – or less than 50% of our goal! – left to raise to ensure that LifeSite can continue our uncompromising pro-life and pro-family reporting in 2017! (Click here to donate)
If you read our exclusive interview with Cardinal Burke this week, you know that the Catholic Church is headed into troubled waters – and you know how great the need is for bold voices willing to proclaim the TRUTH about life, marriage, and family at this time of great, and growing confusion.
I simply cannot overemphasize how important your donation, no matter how large or small – even just $5 or $10! – is to LifeSite’s mission to defend Catholic teaching on life and family in 2017.
That’s why I must challenge those who have not yet donated to make the most generous donation that you can.
Did you know that Fatima seer Sr. Lucia once revealed to Cardinal Carlo Caffara in a letter that, “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family”?
However, she added: ”Don’t be afraid, because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.” And then she concluded: “However, Our Lady has already crushed its head.”
At LifeSite, we can’t help but feel that Sr. Lucia’s prophesy is coming true as we speak – for never before have marriage and the family been under such fierce attack, not only by the world, but even by some within the Church Herself!
LifeSite’s mission in the midst of this storm is to prayerfully and fearlessly proclaim the Church’s life-giving truth about marriage and the family to the whole world – even as all the forces of the world, including most of the mainstream media, are arrayed against that truth!
Indeed, over the past year we have all watched the global mainstream media shamelessly reject even the last shreds of objectivity in the culture wars. They not only openly threw their weight behind the effort to elect the most pro-abortion and anti-family U.S. presidential candidate ever, but, even more disturbingly, in many cases cheered the growing attacks on the freedoms of ordinary Christian men and women who believe in ages-proven, traditional principles.
We’ve seen the media mercilessly attack Christians like Chip and Joanna Gaines simply because they believe in true marriage, support oppressive measures like Obama’s transgender bathroom mandate, or Justin Trudeau’s transgender “hate” law, and shamelessly cover up the criminal actions of abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Meanwhile, because of unprecedented developments in the Catholic Church in the past year, it has become exceptionally difficult to find truly accurate – and 100% faithful – news and information related to these astonishing developments!
One of the most powerful effects of being funded by an army of everyday pro-life and pro-family donors like you, is that LifeSite is free to report the truth, unhindered, and without ever having to be worried about interference from third parties. LifeSite has always fiercely protected this independence – and it has given our journalists and editors the freedom to answer only to the truth in our reporting!
Once again, however, if we are to continue this truth mission without cutbacks in 2017, we absolutely must reach our goal for this campaign.
I cannot overemphasize how much the success of our pro-life and pro-family mission completely depends upon reaching the minimum goals we set for these quarterly campaigns.
Without the proceeds from our Christmas campaign, we could not
Pay the necessary wages for the 30+ full- and part-time professional, trained, 100% faithful pro-life and pro-family journalists and support staff in 7 nations that keep this life-and-family news agency going
Maintain and improve our always cutting-edge website, which is on track to serve 25 million people around the world in 2016 alone
Maintain and activate our social media following of 900,000+ pro-life and pro-family followers, and our e-mail list of 500,000+ contacts
Cover the costs of our web servers, e-mail marketing software, graphic design, and legal, administrative, and accounting services
Store our vast database of 55,000+ articles, spanning nearly two decades, as an unparalleled resource for those on the front lines of the culture war
Network and strategize with hundreds of pro-life, pro-family, religious and political leaders around the world, and respond to the numerous requests to speak to local, national and international groups and organizations on breaking news related to life and family issues.
And there is always so much more work to be done. We can’t apply the brakes now! Click here to make a secure donation online.
We’ve said it before, but it is worth repeating: In these final days of our quarterly campaigns, we are sometimes tempted to give in to some anxiety, wondering whether we will have the resources needed to keep moving forward at full-steam in the new year.
And yet, as the years have gone by, even as LifeSite has grown by leaps and bounds, exerting a greater influence in the world, but also requiring greater resources, we have learned to grow in trust.
For 20 years now, Divine Providence and Our Blessed Mother – to whom this apostolate is consecrated – have watched over this mission, providing for our every legitimate need, so long as the LifeSite team placed our mission in God’s hands.
And for 20 years now, our growing army of supporters has shown themselves willing to sacrifice for this mission, reliably responding to our appeals, and giving us the tools that we need to put God’s inspirations into concrete action.
We feel confident that this time will be no different! Please, support our 2016 Christmas campaign with a donation today.
Be a part of the LifeSite team by making a supportive donation. Remember, this is your news service.
In Christ and His Blessed Mother,
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
P.S. With 3 days remaining in our Christmas Campaign, we still have $147,736 to raise by December 23rd! Please don’t delay! Make your donation today. Click here to donate.
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