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As a one-hour interview program centered on current events, A Closer Look™ with Sheila Liaugminas features notable experts, newsmakers, elected officials, scholars and clergy.

As a one-hour interview program centered on current events, A Closer Look™ with Sheila Liaugminas features notable experts, newsmakers, elected officials, scholars and clergy.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Description:

As a one-hour interview program centered on current events, A Closer Look™ with Sheila Liaugminas features notable experts, newsmakers, elected officials, scholars and clergy.

Language:

English

Contact:

1-877-766-3777


Episodes

Planned Parenthood v. David Daleiden; Crisis in Priesthood? How Laity Must Help; Lent with Church Fathers 2.18.20

2/18/2020
Peter Breen: Biggest pro-life defense case in a generation, Planned Parenthood v David Daleiden, freedom of the press is at stake; videos of underground illegal baby body parts harvesting industry have reshaped nation’s abortion industry; lawsuit against pro-life movement aims to stop & silence opposition. Dr. Scott Hahn: Good priests are suffering a silent crisis, […] All show notes at Planned Parenthood v. David Daleiden; Crisis in Priesthood? How Laity Must Help; Lent with Church Fathers...

Duration:00:48:10

White House Rivalries in History; Faith in the Oval Office; Religion and the Presidency 2.17.20

2/17/2020
White House Rivalries in History; Faith in the Oval Office; Religion and the Presidency Tevi Troy Former White House staffer & presidential historian notes famous tumultuous rivalries in administrations of both parties throughout history From Truman to Trump, the modern White House has been filled with ambitious people ‘playing for the highest stakes’ Can presidents […] All show notes at White House Rivalries in History; Faith in the Oval Office; Religion and the Presidency 2.17.20 - This...

Duration:00:47:38

Papal Document Clarifies Theology of Priesthood; Spiritual Director Teaches Deeper Prayer 2.14.20

2/14/2020
Papal Document Clarifies Theology of Priesthood, Eucharist; Spiritual Director Teaches Deeper Prayer Sr. Sara Butler: Pope Francis’ post-Amazon Synod Apostolic Exhortation gives clarity to issues of priesthood, Eucharist, married priests and deaconesses with beautiful language, reaffirmed teaching; ‘The Catholic Priesthood and Women: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church’ clarifies doctrine, theology Fr. Donald […] All show notes at Papal Document Clarifies Theology of Priesthood; Spiritual...

Duration:00:48:12

China, Communist Party Lose Grip Over Coronavirus; Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? 2.13.20

2/13/2020
Gordon Chang: China expert looks at growing outrage over mysterious illness, death of Dr. Li, the one who first alerted colleagues about coronavirus; disease ravaging the country could be China’s “Chernobyl,” the cover up of a disaster eventually leading to the downfall of the regime; people losing fear of the Party. Dr. Catherine Pakaluk: ‘Can […] All show notes at China, Communist Party Lose Grip Over Coronavirus; Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? 2.13.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant...

Duration:00:47:25

Protect Marriage, Family, Vulnerable Human Life 2.12.20

2/12/2020
Jill Stanek: Nurse who called national attention to babies surviving abortion being left to die alone, testifies at Senate hearing on ‘Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act’; this should be non-partisan, unanimous in both Senate & House, it’s not about abortion; who will protect these most vulnerable humans? Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons: No fault divorce cultural […] All show notes at Protect Marriage, Family, Vulnerable Human Life 2.12.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:25

Politics, Media, Equal Rights Claims & Abortion: People Need Clarity 2.11.20

2/11/2020
Beverly Hallberg: DC Media Group communications expert looks at messages, ‘narratives’, claims and reach of political candidates and those in office now; how to get and hold people’s attention, tell people what they need to hear (instead of what media, politicians want them to hear); all the talk about abortion. Serrin Foster: Feminists for Life […] All show notes at Politics, Media, Equal Rights Claims & Abortion: People Need Clarity 2.11.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:26

Films, Storytelling & Human Drama; ERA Revival Push & Pushback 2.10.20

2/10/2020
Barbara Nicolosi: Is Hollywood learning from culture or leading it? How do films influence us? Are Americans tuning out Hollywood or watching more selectively?; Aristotle’s elements of good storytelling; Pope Francis choosing storytelling as theme for World Day of Communications Message. Ed Whelan: Deadline for ratifying the ERA passed 40 years ago, why is it […] All show notes at Films, Storytelling & Human Drama; ERA Revival Push & Pushback 2.10.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:25

St. Bakhita, Patron of the Oppressed & Human Rights Education; Human Trafficking Crisis & Awareness 2.7.20

2/7/2020
Prof. William Saunders: CUA’s Master of Arts in Human Rights program entrusted to St. Josephine Bakhita, patron of the oppressed; what we can and must learn from saints who witnessed heroic faith, peace and trust in God when people are persecuted and human rights are denied. Elizabeth Yore: International Day of Prayer and Awareness against […] All show notes at St. Bakhita, Patron of the Oppressed & Human Rights Education; Human Trafficking Crisis & Awareness 2.7.20 - This podcast produced...

Duration:00:50:40

Family, Moral Education, Religious Liberty as Primary, Next Gen Women for Life 2.6.20

2/6/2020
Patrick Von Dohlen, Melissa Beckett: San Antonio Family Association Education Series focuses on school curriculum of sex-ed inappropriate for children; parents must be involved, guard against “stolen innocence”, be first educators of their children. Lathan Watts: First Liberty observes Ronald Reagan’s birthday reminding Americans that Reagan’s defense of religious liberty was “prophetic”, Reagan’s famous statement […] All show notes at Family, Moral Education, Religious Liberty as Primary,...

Duration:00:53:12

Why Be Catholic? What’s So Special About the Church? 2.5.20

2/5/2020
Fr. Robert Spitzer: ‘The Essence of Things’; Why be Catholic? What’s so special about the Catholic Church?; The Church’s incredible work with charity and social teaching, remarkable legacy in science, faith, and reason, the Eucharist itself, the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All show notes at Why Be Catholic? What’s So Special About the Church? 2.5.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:55:12

Pro-Life Battles, Victories, Messages for Americans 2.4.20

2/4/2020
Alison Centofante: Live Action’s ongoing battles with social media censorship on Facebook and Twitter, expanded to TikTok; why the silencing and how is Live Action continuing to get their message out to tens of thousands of followers? Michael New: A good decade for the pro-life movement, from defense to offense to leading the cause of […] All show notes at Pro-Life Battles, Victories, Messages for Americans 2.4.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:53:12

Catholics & Social Action for Religious Freedom, Civil Rights, Just & Virtuous Society 2.3.30

2/3/2020
Brian Burch: Catholic voters need to understand the deepest levels of meaning underlying prevailing liberal ideologies, and their impact on human lives, relationships, communities, governance and flourishing or destruction. Andrea Picciotti-Bayer: Lessons to learn from Justice Thomas’ Life; Secularists are imposing their own religion; the central role of religious liberty in our nation’s history & […] All show notes at Catholics & Social Action for Religious Freedom, Civil Rights, Just &...

Duration:00:53:14

Religious School Advocates, Live Action vs. TikTok 1.31.20

1/31/2020
Alison Centofante: Social Media app TikTok bans pro life group, Live Action, but later allows their content. Fr. Ben Johnson: Supreme Court’s Espinoza v. Montana case gives justices opportunity to strike down antiquated, counterproductive, discriminatory laws against religious schools, paving the way for greater school choice; only prejudice in US history not addressed by ‘the […] All show notes at Religious School Advocates, Live Action vs. TikTok 1.31.20 - This podcast produced by...

Duration:00:48:11

Transformative Power of Shared Family Meals, Being People of the Beatitudes 1.30.20

1/30/2020
Fr. Leo Patalinghug: Saving the Family: The Transformative Power of Sharing Meals With People You Love; proven, significant benefits of regular family meals for children, from physical health to mental, emotional social and spiritual health. Msgr. Stuart Swetland : Pope’s new cycle of catechesis on the Beatitudes; Pope Francis’ message for World Day of Communications; […] All show notes at Transformative Power of Shared Family Meals, Being People of the Beatitudes 1.30.20 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:24

Stress, Burnout, Mental & Spiritual Health 1.29.30

1/29/2020
Dr. Gene Neri: ‘Lonely, burned out, and depressed: The state of millennials‘ mental health entering the 2020s’; ‘Physician Burnout Is Widespread, Especially Among Those in Midcareer’; ‘From moms to medical doctors, burnout is everywhere these days’; recognizing & treating symptoms; faith, hope & health. Caller, Michelle: my mother is living with me. I need help […] All show notes at Stress, Burnout, Mental & Spiritual Health 1.29.30 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:25

Good Parenting in Toxic Culture; Good Leadership in Toxic Politics 1.28.20

1/28/2020
Dr. Meg Meeker: Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy and Safe; how do to the right thing, guidance on digital devices & social media, clarity on confusing messages about gender, sexuality, choices, healthy v. toxic feminism. Ed Morrissey: Impeachment trial in the Senate, media reporting and […] All show notes at Good Parenting in Toxic Culture; Good Leadership in Toxic Politics 1.28.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:26

Faith and Sports, Law, Human Rights, Higher Learning 1.27.20

1/27/2020
Patrick McCaskey: Faith and sports, devoted & devout in the sports world (Kobe Bryant’s Catholic faith); watching athletic games, notice the signs of faith and references to God; ‘Worthwhile Struggle’, a lesson plan for sports competitions and for life (in a week bookended by Kobe Bryant news, Super Bowl weekend). Montse Alvarado: Becket Law’s 2020 […] All show notes at Faith and Sports, Law, Human Rights, Higher Learning 1.27.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:11

March for Life Overview, Highlights, News Wrap Up 1.24.20

1/24/2020
Jason Jones: Movie to Movement brings dramatic stories of life challenges, human dignity to film, changing hearts and minds; how the March has changed over the years. Benjamin Watson: Popular NFL player shares personal witness of defending human life and dignity at March for Life; tells everyone about his pro-life movie he’s both making and […] All show notes at March for Life Overview, Highlights, News Wrap Up 1.24.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:25

Growing Forces for Life, Love, Human Rights & Dignity 1.23.20

1/23/2020
Rev. Walter Hoye Issues4Life Foundation purpose: ‘Without life, nothing matters.’; working with Black leaders nationally to strengthen stand against abortion, resolving questions on issues that impact human dignity; protecting civil and human rights so that in law and in practice every life is valued Rev. Clenard Childress Founder of blackgenocide.org, powerful speaker, inspires & motivates […] All show notes at Growing Forces for Life, Love, Human Rights & Dignity 1.23.20 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:24

Father Robert Spitzer, What’s special about the Catholic Church? 1.22.20

1/22/2020
Fr. Robert Spitzer: ‘What’s Special About the Catholic Church?’; the Church’s work through charities and social teaching, remarkable legacy of teachings on science, faith, and reason; the Eucharist and Reconciliation as the way to freedom & happiness; current news in light of Catholic social teaching. Caller, Matthew: how do I combat the sentient argument from […] All show notes at Father Robert Spitzer, What’s special about the Catholic Church? 1.22.20 - This podcast produced by Relevant...

Duration:00:48:25