Human Dignity

Election 2016, one week out
Sheila Liaugminas | Nov 1 2016 | comment  
How to summarize?

Elections coming, campaign season here
Sheila Liaugminas | Oct 2 2014 | comment  
It’s sort of like ‘winter is coming, allergy season has arrived.’ In other words, be prepared.

After D-Day, what endures
Sheila Liaugminas | Jun 10 2014 | comment  
The more time passes, the more we can appreciate the timelessness of that historic event.

Francis and the global crisis of human trafficking
Sheila Liaugminas | Jun 3 2014 | comment  
Ever since he’s been pope, Francis has talked about this problem often and called for specific action. His sense of urgency is clear.

Have we lost our ability to disagree?
Sheila Liaugminas | Apr 15 2014 | comment  
We have devolved.

Pope Francis provokes in Evangelii Gaudium
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 3 2013 | comment  
He’s done it again. Comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable.

Malala deserved the Nobel Peace Prize
Sheila Liaugminas | Oct 15 2013 | comment  
But then again, that award has lost some luster in the modern era.

The latest breaking Pope Francis story
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 21 2013 | comment  
The media didn’t catch Francis’s latest. They’re too busy recycling their first round of misreporting on him.

House votes to ban late term abortion
Sheila Liaugminas | Jun 21 2013 | comment  
The horrors revealed in the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell shook even pro-choice citizens and it won’t be the same again for the abortion movement. Which is probably why a bill to ban late term abortion made it to a floor vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the rhetoric about it got so dramatic.

Pope Francis surprises
Sheila Liaugminas | Mar 19 2013 | comment  
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.

To really honor Dr. King
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 22 2013 | comment  
First, respect the fact that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend first.

American culture and politics going forward
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 4 2012 | comment  
The president made that word his campaign slogan followed by a period. Now it should be followed by a question mark.

Work and leisure in right order
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 4 2012 | comment  
Many people overdo their work life and many people mishandle their leisure time and many are probably the same people. Labor Day is a good time to consider what we’re celebrating and how.

Letter to the hotel industry
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 10 2012 | comment  
Dear CEOs: Please respect human dignity and the common good of society, and rid your hotels of pornography.

Seeing the human face in mass media
We are a cynical lot these days. News people feed into that and drive us deeper into identity politics and divisive culture battles and snarky social media communications, and we are willingly complicit. It takes a startling reality check to make us even think about what we’re doing to ourselves and each other.

The global village priest
Sheila Liaugminas | May 1 2011 | comment  
From the moment he passed away, he was called John Paul the Great. Now, he can be called Blessed John Paul II. Which is acknowledging what he was.

This crucial moment in Egypt
Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 12 2011 | comment  
The cross-section of different…and wildly different…views on the Egyptian revolution coming in from around the world boggles the mind. But then, the revolution flummoxed the world.

Grieving Parents Act
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 19 2011 | comment  
When a pregnant woman goes to the doctor, he is treating two patients. When he aborts one, it’s called ‘the product of conception’ or ‘fetal tissue’. When miscarriage ends the life of the child….what to say on the records may depend on which state they’re in.

If King were alive today
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 18 2011 | comment  
Dr. Martin Luther King lives on in his legacy. There are many voices speaking for what that means today.

The new orthodoxy of “knowledge professionals”
Sheila Liaugminas | Oct 4 2010 | comment  
The Religion Newswriters Association held their annual meeting recently. Their keynote speaker challenged them: be honest.

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