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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 ‘soft power’ diplomacy
16 Jan 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, freedom of expression, human rights, Pope Francis, religious liberty, soft diplomacy, tolerance, violent extremism
He doesn’t soft-peddle his approach.

Can the Paris rally launch unified action against terror?
14 Jan 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, Boko Haram, Caritas, Catholic Relief Services, CNEWA, humanitarian relief, massacres, Nigeria
How about more attention on massacres, at the very least?

What comes after the marches for unity against terrorism?
13 Jan 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Will it be a new direction, or a short term distraction?

“Paris was worth a march”
13 Jan 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, Charlie Hebdo, Paris unity rally, Peggy Noonan, US President
But America’s president was conspicuously absent.

Papal peacemakers
18 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.

Free Asia Bibi
16 Dec 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: ACLJ, Asia Bibi, Christian persecution, Hudson Institute, international religious liberty, Meriam Ibrahim, Nina Shea, Pastor Abedini, Pastor Nadarkhani, religious minorities, social media campaign
And countless others she personifies.

Indonesia’s deadly landslide
14 Dec 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: disaster relief, humanitarian aid, Indonesia, landslide, monsoon
How much of the world is aware this happened?

After Ferguson
2 Dec 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: African American clergy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ferguson, inner city education, inner city violence, racism
Will we ever get there?

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.

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