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  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 19, 2018 On today’s show: Guest, Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review (Link: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/foster-children-in-philadelphia-deserve-better-than-unnecessary-limbo-as-religious-liberty-dispute-lingers/).  Family separation at the border seems to be the issue of the week. Caller: Rosa, Brooklyn: Children are always used by ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 18, 2018 On today’s show: Be a Hero – Be a Father! Special Guest: Dr. Meg Meeker (Link: https://www.megmeekermd.com/ or  https://www.amazon.com/You-Got-This-Unlocking-Within/dp/1621577317 ). Sons need fathers to model good behavior, how to be a ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 15, 2018 On today’s show: Guest, Aaron Kheriaty (The Catholic Guide to Depression) Father’s Day on the horizon: Families affected by fatherlessness require care and restoration. When people are lacking familial relationships, ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 14, 2018 On today’s show: Guest, Msgr. Stuart Swetland joins Sheila to discuss Church teaching on sports. Building those virtues that transfer to other areas of our life; learning focus, dedication and discipline, ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 13, 2018 On today’s show: Special Guest: George Weigel, Papal biographer of Pope John Paul II, and Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethic and Public Policy Center. In light of recent strides/Trump-Kim Summit ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 12, 2018 On today’s show: US/North Korea Summit; Healing Family Breakdown Reflecting on Trump-Kim Summit; Guest, Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (Link: https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fortenberry-statement-trump-kim-summit ).  Foreign policy realism and entrepreneurial action set historic stage for ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 11, 2018 Today’s Topics:  Religious Freedom: Courage of Convictions; National Security Issue Guest, Professor Robert P. George: Masterpiece Cake Shop ruling important; court ruled in favor for the cake baker and the losing ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 8, 2018 Today’s Topic:    Mental Health, Suffering, Suicide Francie Broghammer: ‘Dying of Despair’; New CDC report on rising suicide rates, causes, responses; how CA bishops respond in ‘Hope and Healing’ Loneliness is plaguing ...
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 7, 2018 Rebroadcast: Today’s show was originally aired on April 24, 2018 http://relevantradio.streamguys.us/ACL/ACL20180424.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS
  • A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, June 6, 2018 On today’s show: “The Dating Project” – the Dating Professor and the film. Building a Culture of Relationship. Prof. Kerry Cronin: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2018/04/16/this-college-professor-gives-her-students-extra-credit-for-going-on-dates/?utm_term=.5b7a6014844f Catherine Fowler Sample: https://www.thedatingprojectmovie.com/   http://relevantradio.streamguys.us/ACL/ACL20180606.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: ...

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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.