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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.

What we do and don’t know about Ebola
26 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: CDC, contagious disease, Ebola, epidemic, infectious disease, medical preparedness, Michael Osterhoolm
Authorities aren’t squarely facing the truth.

Synod wrap: What else got discussed, how Francis concluded
20 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, marriage, Pope Francis, Synod on the Family, Vatican
What most media didn’t cover, or cover well.

Synod drama: Church, culture, politics and media collide
17 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: African Bishops, Catholic teaching, Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Franis, Vatican Synod
Now we have a tangled web.

Synod report: Is there a seismic shift in Catholic approach to marriage?
16 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: church doctrine, divorce, family, marriage, Synod on the Family
No. There’s no change whatsoever in the Catholic Church’s teaching and doctrine on marriage and sexuality, contrary to what you may be hearing.

Synod on the family makes big news
14 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: divorce, marriage issues, Pope Francis, Synod on the Family
What we’re hearing and reading is coming largely from the synod of the media.

“We are saying poverty is not about money”
9 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Africa, Archbishop Kaigama, Bill Gates, developing countries, marriage culture, Nigeria, overpopulation myth, Synod on the Family, Vatican
“One can be poor in spirituality, poor in ideas, poor in education, and in many other ways.”

Supreme Court on marriage; Synod on family
8 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: marriage and family, marriage redefinition, Pope Francis, Supreme Court, Synod on the Family, Vatican
Maybe it’s the vortex of the perfect storm.

Elections coming, campaign season here
2 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic social teaching, human dignity, mid-term elections, pro-life voting
It’s sort of like ‘winter is coming, allergy season has arrived.’ In other words, be prepared.

Saints, cynics, and striving souls in apocalyptic times
29 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Christian persecution, civilized world, Fulton Sheen, genocide, global crises, huanitarian crises, Iraq crisis, ISIS, jihad, Pope Francis
The world is in turmoil, the grip of darkness, and it seems things are spiraling out of control. What can we do?

International religious freedom and national security
22 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, International Religious Freedom Act, IRFA, religious persecution, State Departmet, Thomas Farr
The Obama Administration has never taken religious freedom seriously.

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