Religious Freedom

High Court on Big Government v. Little Sisters
Sheila Liaugminas | May 17 2016 | comment  
Supreme Court Justices’ unanimous ruling favors the nuns.

President Obama visits Pope Francis
Sheila Liaugminas | Apr 4 2014 | comment  
That headline fires the imagination.

HHS mandate: Supreme Court hears oral arguments
Sheila Liaugminas | Mar 25 2014 | comment  
Or put bluntly, the government mandate to violate your conscience.

Religious freedom as antidote to terrorism
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 12 2013 | comment  
It’s an idea that hasn’t been tried and found wanting, to say the least.

US Independence Day weekend 2013
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 5 2013 | comment  
What’s the state of the union built on the freedoms we celebrate this weekend? In a word, threatened.

HHS ‘compromise’: “80 pages of nothing new”
Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 11 2013 | comment  
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’

Religious freedom and the Obamacare “Tax”
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 16 2012 | comment  
What impact will Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the individual mandate as a tax have on the battle for the right to religious liberty and conscientious objection?

The Mideast story hardly covered
Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 9 2011 | comment  
Behind the headlines coming out of Egypt and other countries in political and social upheaval in the Middle East, the story is about human life and striving and destiny, maybe more than it ever was before social communications media empowered these peoples’ revolutions.

‘Retro-fit the cross’
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 6 2011 | comment  

The Mt. Soledad War Memorial remains under siege.

‘Prayers for peace shattered by violence’
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 2 2011 | comment  

That was the description by Al-Jazeera of the latest massacre of Christians in the Mideast, the New Year’s Day assault on a Coptic church in Alexandria. It is laden with significance…

Peace 2011
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 1 2011 | comment  

‘Can’t we all just get along?’

The president, the pastor and the plot at Ground Zero
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 10 2010 | comment  
Sounds like the beginning of a joke. Or the working title for a mystery story. In reality, it’s the latest turn in a geopolitical drama based, loosely, on religion.

Praying over provocation
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 9 2010 | comment  
Since September 11, 2001, most of the civilized world has understood that some people holding extreme views of their religion can commit violent acts believing they’re on a mission from God. We want to hold them accountable, but they don’t answer to the code of conduct universally known as the “Golden Rule.”

Popular actor continues to draw the line
Sheila Liaugminas | Aug 20 2010 | comment  
He plays a bad guy really well, but Neal McDonough just won’t do some things he believes are wrong.

About that mosque…
Sheila Liaugminas | Aug 8 2010 | comment  
Let’s start with this: the mosque can be built in New York near Ground Zero. But should it?
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