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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.
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Minneapolis, MN

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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.

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English

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Topics ‘Renewal in the Church, Reform in the Culture, Reordering the World 9.20.19

9/20/2019
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Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan: Evangelization in Modern Ireland; Pastoral Plan ‘Go Make Disciples’ is goal of the universal Church; inspired by Divine Revelation, Christians everywhere are called to renewed personal encounter with Christ, to rekindle faith in the culture, evangelize the world with love. Everyday work can be sanctified through the simple act of prayer. We […] All show notes at Topics ‘Renewal in the Church, Reform in the Culture, Reordering the World 9.20.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:12

Kavanaugh Attacks & Justice on Trial; Pro-Life Heroes, Prayer & Fasting & Serving 9.19.19

9/19/2019
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Mollie Hemingway: allegations against Justice Kavanaugh not true nor new, NYT authors admitted alleged accuser denies them; ‘Justice On Trial’ and the attempts to keep casting doubt & blame on Brett Kavanaugh with big media help. Uju Ekeocha: pregnancy help centers are covering all essential needs of mothers; they’re heroes of the pro-life movement. News […] All show notes at Kavanaugh Attacks & Justice on Trial; Pro-Life Heroes, Prayer & Fasting & Serving 9.19.19 - This podcast produced by...

Duration:00:48:40

George Weigel, Modern Catholic History; How the Church Rediscovered Itself, Challenged the World to Reform 9.18.19

9/18/2019
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George Weigel: ‘The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform’ Catholic Church is far more vital and consequential today than 150 years ago. Rediscovered evangelical essence with intellectual tools to rescue ‘modernity.’ All show notes at George Weigel, Modern Catholic History; How the Church Rediscovered Itself, Challenged the World to Reform 9.18.19 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:25:18

New Kavanaugh Controversy, Justice on Trial; Know Faith to Spread Faith 9.17.19

9/17/2019
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Carrie Severino: ‘Justice on Trial’, continuing controversy around Justice Kavanaugh explained; what these ordeals mean for the future of the Supreme Court and the confirmation process; Constitution Day deserves focus. The New York Times selective editing in the Kavanaugh news is now even being criticized by liberals. Seeing serial misconstruction of unfounded events in an […] All show notes at New Kavanaugh Controversy, Justice on Trial; Know Faith to Spread Faith 9.17.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:22

Form & Fortify Culture of Life; Build on the Beatitudes 9.16.19

9/16/2019
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Mary Kate Knorr: News of 2,246 medically preserved fetuses found on IL property of deceased Indiana abortionist makes him the latest ‘serial killer’ who preserved victims, shows (like Gosnell) the ‘logic of abortion’, humanity of the unborn https://illinoisrighttolife.org/ Working with many pro life groups to have proper burial service for these unborn children. Kathryn Jean […] All show notes at Form & Fortify Culture of Life; Build on the Beatitudes 9.16.19 - This podcast produced by...

Duration:00:48:41

Putting Faith Into Action to Defend & Protect Life, Our Lady of Fatima Miraculous Statue 9.13.19

9/13/2019
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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: Urgent call to oppose California’s SB24 mandate to provide abortion pills on college campuses; ‘Be society’s conscience in the face of threats to the most vulnerable’; have courage to put our identity into action with the truth of the Gospel. Prayer before action. Thomas McKenna: Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Blue […] All show notes at Putting Faith Into Action to Defend & Protect Life, Our Lady of Fatima Miraculous Statue 9.13.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:21

Dr. Peter Kreeft: Finding Answers to Bible Questions, Humor & Reverence 9.12.19

9/12/2019
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Dr. Peter Kreeft: ‘Probes’, taking a deep dive into the Gospel of John; 1,450 probing, provocative questions that guide those studying the Bible in a search of answers and meanings, and the truth of the historic Christian faith. Mary as an “obstacle”: protestants struggle with Mary and once converted they wonder how they ever struggled. […] All show notes at Dr. Peter Kreeft: Finding Answers to Bible Questions, Humor & Reverence 9.12.19 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:22

Leading Efforts to End Abortion & Infanticide; Politics of Abortion 9.11.19

9/11/2019
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Obianuju ‘Uju’ Ekeocha: Global shifts in life laws; ‘colonization of ideologies’ in developing countries, where people celebrate life, women aren’t ‘empowered’ by contraception but by motherhood. Building a culture of life in Africa, challenges & success in US, Canada, Europe. Congressman/House Whip Steve Scalise: New House session starts with new push for Born Alive Abortion […] All show notes at Leading Efforts to End Abortion & Infanticide; Politics of Abortion 9.11.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:21

Big Tech, Politics, Abortion, CA SB24, Persistent Prayer Mission 9.10.19

9/10/2019
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Will Rinehart: Are technology and innovation getting ahead of privacy, fairness concerns?; Do tech giants like Facebook and Google pose a monopolistic threat to digital marketplace?; how concerned are you about data sharing? Cecilia Lerda joins the show: millennials and gen z have less hesitation surrendering information for access to technology. Michael New: Pete Buttigieg […] All show notes at Big Tech, Politics, Abortion, CA SB24, Persistent Prayer Mission 9.10.19 - This podcast produced...

Duration:00:48:22

Topics ‘Power of Prayer for People’s Intentions; Power of Love for Children in Need’ 9.9.19

9/9/2019
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Fr. Roger Landry: Priest celebrates 10,000th Mass, how he knows that and why it’s important; Ordination to the Priesthood. What has created the current crisis of Eucharistic faith? Inspiration for Eucharistic zeal. Kathryn Jean Lopez: The power of prayer is ‘a real thing’. Don’t let political pressure or media ridicule discourage your public witness. All show notes at Topics ‘Power of Prayer for People’s Intentions; Power of Love for Children in Need’ 9.9.19 - This podcast produced by...

Duration:00:48:22

How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics; How Family Can Heal Society 9.6.19

9/6/2019
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Mary Eberstadt, Primal Screams: Increasing rise of depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, violent behavior and self-harm especially among young people; identity groups tied to politics. Culture growing into increasingly potent forces; loss of family caused widespread scattering & unraveling; building family culture is antidote. Changing culture: bringing us back to family. With raw emotion at the […] All show notes at How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics; How Family Can Heal...

Duration:00:49:52

Self Control; Church Management; Political Power and Citizen Activism 9.5.19

9/5/2019
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Fr. Robert Gahl: New Harvard course on Human Flourishing: Self-Mastery, Sexuality, and Neuroscience: The spread of “well being”; change comes with more catechesis; more reverence shown to the Blessed Sacrament. Pope Francis struggles to fix finances at Holy See; Pope’s remarks about Americans who oppose, criticize him (he welcomes it); thoughts on newly named Cardinal-elects […] All show notes at Self Control; Church Management; Political Power and Citizen Activism 9.5.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:22

California SB 24; Doubting Darwin; Catholics & Evolution; The Origin of a Soul 9.4.19

9/4/2019
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Fr. Robert Spitzer: ‘The Essence of Things’: California legislation aims to provide abortion pills for college students in public University systems. Caller, Joanne: Maine has done this and now the abortion pills are available via vending machines. Catholics are permitted to believe Evolutionary Theory; however, there is “the one thing we can’t believe as faithful […] All show notes at California SB 24; Doubting Darwin; Catholics & Evolution; The Origin of a Soul 9.4.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:22

Labor, Education & Church Teaching; New Cardinals Show Church’s Missionary Vocation 9.3.19

9/3/2019
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Msgr. Stuart Swetland: Labor Day week, focus on the dignity of work, right to work, Church teachings about labor; new academic year, school policy issues; merits of a Catholic education, school vouchers, school choice. Unions and just wage: Catholic social teaching takes the ancient truths of faith and moral law and applies them to what […] All show notes at Labor, Education & Church Teaching; New Cardinals Show Church’s Missionary Vocation 9.3.19 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:21

Doubt, Rebellion, Rejection of Religion; Need to Know Aquinas 8.30.19

8/30/2019
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Sally Read: A call to faith in a broken world; God is with us always, even in suffering, spiritual dryness, depression; a mother’s loving response to a doubting daughter speaks to any believer. Sally’s conversion from atheism to Catholicism was witnessed by her four-year old daughter Flo. Even as an atheist, Sally was always captivated […] All show notes at Doubt, Rebellion, Rejection of Religion; Need to Know Aquinas 8.30.19 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:21

(encore) Evangelization & Culture, The Power of Beauty and Why it Matters 8.29.19

8/29/2019
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Today’s broadcast is an encore that originally aired 7/12/19 Dr. Tod Worner: ‘Evangelization & Culture’, Word on Fire Institute new journal to engage the secular culture in dialogue about permanent things; intentionally lead with beauty, engage an uncertain culture & offer witness to the intellectual & mystical richness of the Catholic faith John-Mark Miravalle: ‘Beauty: […] All show notes at (encore) Evangelization & Culture, The Power of Beauty and Why it Matters 8.29.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:51:51

Kavanaugh Hearing & Future of the Supreme Court; Examining Constitutional Jurisprudence 8.28.19

8/28/2019
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Carrie Severino: ‘Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court’ on NYT bestseller list; definitive account of the Kavanaugh confirmation process; Americans want the truth of what’s happening to the judicial process as it gets worse, more politically partisan. Prof. Dwight Duncan: The state of the Supreme Court, how the […] All show notes at Kavanaugh Hearing & Future of the Supreme Court; Examining Constitutional Jurisprudence 8.28.19 - This podcast...

Duration:00:48:22

Confirming Young Adults in Faith; Defending Life 8.27.19

8/27/2019
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Chris Stefanick: CHOSEN Confirmation program successful in preparing kids for college & future challenges in life, keeping them engaged in the faith long after Confirmation; why it’s so effective in keeping kids Catholic, uniting people of all ages in the Church. Chosen doesn’t hold back with answers or the Catholic moral teaching; how can your […] All show notes at Confirming Young Adults in Faith; Defending Life 8.27.19 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:23

Meeting the Threats to Dignity, Sanctity of Life 8.26.19

8/26/2019
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Terry Beatley: Former abortionist Bernard Nathanson’s legacy: mission to reveal lies NARAL and abortion movement were founded on, convert Americans; out of 8 point strategy, the “Catholic Strategy” was most important, but can now be used in reverse to overturn abortion laws, make it unacceptable. American Catholics must show we want a pro life America. […] All show notes at Meeting the Threats to Dignity, Sanctity of Life 8.26.19 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Duration:00:48:22

SB24 California College Abortion Pill Mandate; Better Way to Serve Women, Children, Families; Building Life Culture 8.23.19

8/23/2019
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Tony Sands, Right to Life League of Southern California: Legislation in California (SB24) seeking to make abortion pills available on campuses of California State Universities and Universities of California; initial and ongoing funding exclusively earmarked for abortion. Gov Jerry Brown vetoed original abortion pill legislation over concerns of long term liability; access to abortion already […] All show notes at SB24 California College Abortion Pill Mandate; Better Way to Serve Women,...

Duration:00:53:07