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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.

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.

Pope Francis cites possibility of WWIII
16 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: inhumanity, ISIS, Pope Francis, terrorism, war, WWIII
“Brothers, humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep.”

Stopping the atrocities of ISIS
12 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, humanitarian crisis, Iraq crisis, ISIS, Islamic extremism, terrorism
We have to know the enemy we’re confronting. How close are we to that task?

ISIS has declared war. Now what?
6 Sep 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, Iraq crisis, Iraq Rescue, ISIL, ISIS, James Foley, NATO Summit, Robert George, Steven Sotloff
How can leaders of the most civilized, powerful nations in the world not yet have a solid plan?

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?

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