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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.

Evil will not have the last word
22 Apr 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: civil discourse, civility, Easter, love, Passover, Pope Francis
But in what passes as public discourse, it will keep trying.

Have we lost our ability to disagree?
15 Apr 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Brendan Eich, civil discourse, human dignity, marriage law, Mozilla, Proposition 8
We have devolved.

Noah and the flood of reactions
8 Apr 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Bible films, Brian Godawa, Darren Aronofsky, Hollywood atheists, Noah
Why the torrent of arguments and debates and angry comments in social media since this film came out, or even before it did?

President Obama visits Pope Francis
4 Apr 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Evangelii Gaudium, Francis Rooney, HHS mandate, Pope Francis, President Obama papal visit, religious freedom, US Vatican Ambassador
That headline fires the imagination.

Obamacare’s mounting problems
1 Apr 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: abortion funding, Affordable Care Act, HHS mandate, Obamacare, US bishops
It’s not really news anymore that signup for healthcare as promised and touted by the president has hit another glitch. But that it did on deadline day generated at least some headlines.

What the Supreme Court heard in HHS arguments
28 Mar 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: birth control mandate, Conestoga Wood Specialties, HHS mandate, Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court
In a discussion about Tuesday’s oral arguments on two cases challenging the government’s coercive mandate, one legal counsel said “it was really oral arguments."

HHS mandate: Supreme Court hears oral arguments
25 Mar 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Affordable Care Act, conscience protection, HHS mandate, Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, religious freedom, U.S. Supreme Court
Or put bluntly, the government mandate to violate your conscience.

Stanford: Stand for free speech? Exchange of ideas?
21 Mar 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Anscombe Society, intellectual tradition, marriage debate, Public Discourse, Stanford University
Or not, any longer?

Pope Francis, global village pastor
18 Mar 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Catholic Church reform, Catholicism, Evangelii Gaudium, George Weigel, global village, Jorge Bergoglio, pastor, Pope Francis, Second Vatican Council, transcendence
He is the spiritual father the world is looking for, whether they realize it or not.

Francis. The first.
14 Mar 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Catholic Church, evangelization, Francis Effect, media coverage, papacy, Pope Francis, popular culture
First year anniversary of this papacy. First pope named Francis. First Jesuit pope. First from the Americas. But the 266th Peter, in continuous succession of the first rock on which the Catholic Church was built.

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