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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.

Pope Francis and the extraordinary global marriage conference
24 Nov 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Archbishop Charles Chaput, family, Lord Jonathan Sacks, marriage, marriage affirmation, Pastor Rick Warren, Pope Francis,, Vatican conference
There was little media coverage. Where did the Francis Effect go?

Vatican marriage conference hears top scholars, global clergy
20 Nov 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: complentarity, family, Humanum, marriage, Pope Francis, Vatican
This extremely diverse group was unified by their profound, fundamental belief in the definition of marriage, and its importance.

Pope Francis hosts high level conference on marriage
18 Nov 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: complentarity, family, Humanum, marriage, Vatican
This follows the recent ‘Extraordinary Synod on the Family’, and it’s truly extraordinary.

Election 2014: Huge victory for GOP
5 Nov 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: GOP controlled Congress, GOP victories, mid-term elections, Senate upset
When it became obvious, Democratic pundits did everything to spin it as anything but what it was.

Campaigns over, 2014 mid-term elections finally here
4 Nov 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: contraceptive coverage, demographics, Planned Parenthood, US mid-term elections, women vote
Thank God.

Brittany Maynard ends her life
3 Nov 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: assisted suicide, Brittany Maynard, Compassion and Choices, end of life care, euthanasia, Hemlock Society
Prayer vigils and outreach efforts did not fail her. The assisted suicide movement did.

Brittany Maynard as a cause and a person
31 Oct 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: assisted suicide, brain tumor, Brittany Maynard, cancer, euthanasia, palliative care, suffering
One side wants to advance her advocacy for assisted suicide. The other wants to save her life.

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.

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