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Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media.

Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media. She reported for Time magazine in its Midwest Bureau for over 20 years. At Chicago’s NBC-owned station, she co-hosted the TV magazine program YOU. Sheila formerly hosted three radio programs, The Right Questions; and Issues & Answers for Relevant Radio, and America’s Lifeline on the Salem network.

Besides her work on MercatorNet, Sheila has published in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crisis Magazine, Voices Magazine, National Catholic Register, Catholic New World, the Center for Morality in Public Life blog Ethika Politika and the National Review Online. She has also appeared on the BBC programme World Have Your Say.

She currently hosts the daily radio program A Closer Look on Relevant Radio and serves as the Network News Director.

New York is concerned with nail salon workers’ health
22 May 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: human trafficking, nail salons, salon health regulations
But they’re missing the most important threat to their lives.

China insists religion must be free from foreign influence
22 May 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Communist China, religion in China, state run religion
Free to be bound only to the Communist Socialist State.

Human rights begin in the womb
12 May 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: 20 week abortion ban, abortion language, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, pro-life legislation, Roe challenges
No case for rights of any sort can be made by those who insist on the lawful ability to kill babies.

Study on premature babies’ survival provokes thought
8 May 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, human life, New York Times, premature babies
It stated the obvious.

An American city is burning, again
29 Apr 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Baltimore, Ferguson, police force, racial divide, violent demonstrations
Whatever happened to hope and change?Baltimore is Ferguson on more petrol.

Cardinal George passes on a rich legacy
24 Apr 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Cardinal Francis George, church and culture, faith and reason, U.S. Catholic bishops
The essence of the man was a humble, missionary spirit devoted to truth and the shared identity of humanity.

Early campaign 2016
15 Apr 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bobby Jindal, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz
Summed up in a few lines, in a week of ‘big announcements.'

Indiana religious freedom legislation sparks firestorm
30 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: first freedoms, Indiana RFRA, religious discrimination, Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Someone ask the flamethrowers if they’ve read the law. It’s nothing new.

Surrogacy, making babies, ‘synthetic humans’, and the rising cost
25 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Baby M, donor children, gestational surrogacy, IVF, surrogacy, surrogate parenting
“Motherhood itself is now on trial.”

International Women’s Day
20 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: International Women's Day, Pope Francis Angelus, Pope Francis message to women, Second Vatican Council, UN Commission on the Status of Women
How and whether it was observed depends on perspective.

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