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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.



How to help Christians, minorities in crisis
2 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, humanitarian aid, humanitarian crisis, Iraq crisis, Middle East Christians, Pope Francis, relief organizations
It’s good news that people are asking.


Why the silence on Christian elimination?
1 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Christian persecution, humanitarian crisis, Iraqi Christians, Middle East Christians, Pope Francis, United Nations
Pope, patriarchs and prelates are crying out for intervention. Where are the presidents and prime ministers?


On the event of Michael Brown’s funeral
26 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Al Sharpton, Ben Carson, community services, Ferguson, inner city conflicts, Jesse Jackson, Michael Brown, personal responsibility, social justice
They came from near and far, for many reasons. Some for opportunism, some for possibilities.


ISIS intended to send a personal message to the US
21 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: duty to protect, Iraq crisis, IS, ISIL, ISIS, James Foley, martyrdom, President Obama terrorism
It worked, though maybe not as that murderous gang expected.


Is Ferguson a flash point for social change?
19 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: class warfare, Ferguson, inner-city churches, inner-city violence, Missouri, racism, shootings, social justice
Or another flash in the pan soon to be extinguished and forgotten?


‘Mr.Obama’s war’
15 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, genocide, humanitarian relief, Iraq crisis, ISIL, ISIS
‘What is its strategic goal?’ Does the president yet have one?


‘A return to the Middle Ages’
13 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian cleansing, Christian persecution, ethnic cleansing, Iraq crisis, ISIL, ISIS, Kurdish government, Plain of Ninevah, Yazidi genocide
Barbarism has returned in a supposedly civilized world. What can we do?


Let Robin Williams memorial bring relief from suffering
13 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Brandon Marshall, depression, mental health taboos, mental illness, Pastor Rick Warren, power of prayer, Robin Williams, suicide
How fitting a legacy that would be for a genius at comic relief.


Obama to Iraq refugees: “Today, America is coming to help”
8 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, ISIS, President Obama, US military relief mission
It’s about time.


Exterminating Christians: End game in Iraq, little government expression of concern
4 Aug 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, humanitarian crisis, Iraqi Christians, Mosul Christians, Ninevah
This is an old story with new intensity. The elimination of Christians from their earliest homes is at epic proportions.


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