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  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 20, 2018 On today’s show: Being a Catholic Voter: What do we need to know?  Guest: Brian Burch of Catholic Vote – a “lay-led” movement for voter education. The political landscape in 2018. Progress report on ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 17, 2018 On today’s show: Topics ‘Clergy Abuse Crisis: Vatican Statement, Bishops’ Reform Plans’ Guest, Fr. Francis Hoffman and Sheila pray a decade of the rosary concentrating on the third glorious mystery: The ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 16, 2018 On today’s show: Topics ‘Clergy Abuse Crisis, Role of Laity In Rebuilding the Church’ Guest, Msgr. Stuart Swetland: USCCB addresses ‘this spiritual crisis, moral catastrophe’ in abuse revelations; power of prayers of ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 15, 2018 On today’s show: Topics ‘Church Scandals, Clergy, Laity: Rebuild With Mary’s Help’ Guest, Elizabeth Scalia: Ongoing clergy crisis requires Church renewal; management can’t override ministry; laity commit to ‘Rebuild My Church’, ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 14, 2018 On today’s show: The Danger of so-called “Public (government) Schools” Guest, Mary Rice Hasson, author of ‘Get Out Now’; the radical shift in public schools in recent years; the moral, intellectual, ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 13, 2018 On today’s show: Matthew Mehan: Constitutional citizenship, Christian Humanist Friendship, service to God & country; teaching virtue in college & children’s books. Link: https://www.mythicalmammals.com/ We must be simple, uncomplicated and wise; subtle ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 10, 2018 On today’s show: Changing Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty – Guest: Father Robert Gahl Catholic teaching on capital punishment: How are Catholics to understand the Pope’s recent revision of the Catechism? ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 9, 2018 On today’s show: Gender Dysphoria, the Transgender Movement and Science. Cultivating Good Shepherds. Guest, Dr. Michael Laidlaw, Endocrinologist: Dangers of transgender ideology in schools; harms of hormone therapy for adolescent ‘gender ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 8, 2018 On today’s show: Topics ‘Body Integrity; Definition of Death; Organ Donation; How to Offer Gift of Life’ Guest, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty: Doctors and issues with the word ‘death’, definition of death; ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, August 7, 2018 On today’s show:  ‘Manual Labor, Jobs, Tariffs, Big Data, Tech Giants and the Blockchain Economy’ Guest, Dr. Jay Richards, CUA: Will manual labor disappear?; the ‘greed myth’ and other economic illusions; realities ...

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A Closer Look™ with Sheila Liaugminas features notable experts, newsmakers, elected officials, scholars and clergy on a variety of current event topics including social and moral issues, politics, and medical bioethics. Sheila and her guests put the news of the day into sharp focus from a uniquely Catholic perspective.

About Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning journalist in print and broadcast media. Her work covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media. She reported for Time magazine in its Midwest Bureau for over 20 years. Sheila writes at MercatorNet and has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crisis Magazine, Voices Magazine, National Catholic Register, Catholic New World, Ethika Politika, and the National Review Online. She resides in Chicago and is the author of Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture.