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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.

Supreme Court, HHS mandate, politics, contraception & the ‘war on women’
17 Jul 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
How you connect the dots determines the picture that emerges.

Finally, Supreme Court rules on contraceptive mandate
1 Jul 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, contraceptive mandate, HHS mandate, Hobby Lobby, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Supreme Court ruling
Yes, the Obamacare HHS mandate does violate fundamental rights, said justices willing to state the obvious.

Fathers: their unique role
17 Jun 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Dads, Father's Day
Earth to Dad…did you get the message? That’s okay, here’s a backup…

After D-Day, what endures
10 Jun 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: D-Day, duty, freedom, human dignity, liberation, sacrifice, service, tyranny
The more time passes, the more we can appreciate the timelessness of that historic event.

D-Day: more than 24 hours
6 Jun 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: D-Day, Normandy, Ronald Reagan
Most things about war have changed since the battle with the Nazis at Normandy. But that day endures. It is emblematic.

Francis and the global crisis of human trafficking
3 Jun 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: child protection, FIFA World Cup, human dignity, human trafficking, Pope Francis
Ever since he’s been pope, Francis has talked about this problem often and called for specific action. His sense of urgency is clear.

Pope Francis, the Holocaust, and abortion
30 May 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Holocaust Memorial, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Yad Vashem
We need to be reminded of lessons we vow never to forget.

Pope Francis and Middle East peace
27 May 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Holy Land pilgrimage, Pope Francis, President Ahmoud Abbas, President Shimon Peres, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Sheikh Omar Abboud
On this journey, he took two notable friends from Argentina: Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Sheikh Omar Abboud. What did that mean, and what did it accomplish?

ACOG and when human life begins
20 May 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, ACOG, Alan Guttmacher, conception, human embryology, human life, settled science, when human life begins
ACOG, as in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the doctors who care for women through pregnancy and deliver their babies. If anybody knows the origin and development of human life, they should. Or did.

16 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, moral relativism, USA
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.

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