Another senseless act of violence: Boston Marathon
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 Apr 2013
Acts of violence never make sense, no matter how this one turns out to be explained. Every one of these random attacks assaults our sensibilities and rattles whatever semblence of security we still have in our daily lives. We can’t live in fear, so soon after these things happen, we go back to busy life as usual. But with a little more dis-ease. What else can we do?
HHS contraceptive mandate threatens more than religious freedom
Sheila Liaugminas | 10 Apr 2013
It’s an assault on sensibilities. Worse, it’s perpetuating the real ‘war on women’ along with the myths about a phony one. Because the drugs being claimed under the umbrella of ‘women’s preventive health services’ are actually dangerous for women’s health. Who’s talking about that?
African-American Clergy Coalition speaks out on marriage
Sheila Liaugminas | 5 Apr 2013
Truth is, African American pastors have been engaged in the real civil rights battle for decades, fighting to end violence and respect human dignity in their communities, while largely ignored by the media. Now that their voices are speaking out on the hot button issue of marriage law, they’re getting attention. But some media seemed not to have noticed that the day they gave the story prominence was the anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Oh, the irony.
Dear MSNBC: Do a series on Human Life 101
Sheila Liaugminas | 2 Apr 2013
I was considering making that a question as a header. But there’s no question.
We should be able to talk about marriage
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 Mar 2013
Exchanges were bad enough back when Proposition 8 was voted on in California, and again in the subsequent court appeals of it when people were yelling at the opposition and demonstrations got physically confrontational and some high profile people even got death threats. The passion and vitriol grew and spread after that. This week, when the Supreme Court began hearing arguments from both sides of the marriage divide, media coverage showed that we’re not having a debate of different views. We’re having a culture war.
UN studies 'status of women'
Sheila Liaugminas | 25 Mar 2013
That requires a qualifier, depending on what constitutes the UN, and which group there is being cited.
Advancing radical agenda
Sheila Liaugminas | 22 Mar 2013
Sometimes, it seems like we’re dwelling in Wonderland. But some of us who are aware are doing a lot of wondering. Especially about headlines and stories that are too bizarre to make up, but too extreme to be true. Except…they are.
Pope Francis surprises
Sheila Liaugminas | 19 Mar 2013
It hasn’t yet been a week since he was elected, but the man announced as Cardinal Bergoglio/Pope Francis who first appeared to the world on the loggia of St. Peter’s and stood stiff and straight and speechless for what seemed a long time took only a few minutes to throw the world off balance. In a good way.