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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.

Cardinal George passes on a rich legacy
24 Apr 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Cardinal Francis George, church and culture, faith and reason, U.S. Catholic bishops
The essence of the man was a humble, missionary spirit devoted to truth and the shared identity of humanity.

Early campaign 2016
15 Apr 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bobby Jindal, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz
Summed up in a few lines, in a week of ‘big announcements.'

Indiana religious freedom legislation sparks firestorm
30 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: first freedoms, Indiana RFRA, religious discrimination, Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Someone ask the flamethrowers if they’ve read the law. It’s nothing new.

Surrogacy, making babies, ‘synthetic humans’, and the rising cost
25 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Baby M, donor children, gestational surrogacy, IVF, surrogacy, surrogate parenting
“Motherhood itself is now on trial.”

International Women’s Day
20 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: International Women's Day, Pope Francis Angelus, Pope Francis message to women, Second Vatican Council, UN Commission on the Status of Women
How and whether it was observed depends on perspective.

Reports from the front with ISIS: “Death has become a way of life here”
4 Mar 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, genocide, Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom, Iraq Christians, ISIS, Kurds, religious minorities, Yazidis
Why does this continue? Why hasn’t ISIS been stopped, long ago? Why are they advancing?

Can we talk?
24 Feb 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: free expresion, free speech, groupthink, ideological debate, politically correct, progressivism
It depends on how carefully you choose your words.

Terrorists’ rampage against Christians
18 Feb 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christian persecution, Coptic Christians, cries against humanity, genocide, Islamic State militants, Pope Francis plea for Christians
They keep upping the outrage to provoke the West. Is the West sufficiently provoked?

‘Fifty Shades’ debuted. So what?
17 Feb 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: 'Fifty Shades', abuse shelters, healing from abuse, healing from addiction, human exploitation, human trafficking, porn addiction resources, pornography addiction
The film’s opening exposed a deep wound. It needs healing.

Invoking the Crusades
9 Feb 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: attack on Christianity, Crusades, Islamic extremism, National Prayer Breakfast, Obama and religion
Did Obama do a moral equivalency of Christian Crusaders with Islamic terrorists today?

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