Skip to main content


It’s now or never to build a just and humane society

5/8/2014 - 8:50 AM PST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY
Catholic PRWire

For More Information:
Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276 or
KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com

Emmy Award-winning journalist addresses how to combat the dictatorship of relativism

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 8, 2014) – In their founding documents, the United States and the United Nations recognized the principles that all men have inherent dignity, and they deserve equal rights. They both have declared those principles the conditions fundamental to freedom, justice and peace. Yet both the United States and the United Nations have within them powerful political forces passing laws or resolutions that violate first principles and put at risk the most vulnerable populations.

Emmy Award-winning journalist Sheila Liaugminas draws upon the universal principle of natural human rights and dignity to address several contemporary moral issues that have suffered as a result of a relativistic mindset in her new book, NON-NEGOTIABLE: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture.

What gave Abraham Lincoln the authority to declare the freedom and choice to own slaves as immoral? After all, the law of the land allowed it. What gave Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King the authority to lead a whole movement calling civil laws immoral and demanding new civil rights laws that recognized the equal dignity and worth of “all God’s children” without exception? After all, segregation was legal. What gave the United Nations the moral authority to claim and designate absolute human rights in an international declaration, though some member nations were already violating them?

In NON-NEGOTIABLE, Liaugminas goes beyond the politics of pragmatism and cultural relativism to reacquaint the reader with first principles. She demonstrates what the Catholic Church has to say about the most important issues of our time — abortion, same-sex marriage, religious liberty and embryonic stem cell research, among other topics — and why. Liaugminas provides the solutions needed in the struggle to restore respect for human dignity.

“Sheila Liaugminas is an articulate voice of the New Evangelization,” says George Weigel, author of Evangelical Catholicism. “As she demonstrates in this powerful book, being seriously Catholic today means being part of a culture-reforming counterculture.”

For more information, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with Sheila Liaugminas, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

Contact


http://www.ignatius.com  GA, 30075 US
Kevin Wandra - , 

Keywords

Sheila Liaugminas, Non-Negotiable, pro-life, abortion, religious liberty, Catholic, Ignatius Press

Category

Catholic Publications

Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article

0 Comments

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Corinthians 12:31--13:13
Set your mind on the higher gifts. And now I am going to put ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:2-3, 4-5, 12, 22
Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre, play for him on the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 7:31-35
'What comparison, then, can I find for the people of this ... Read More

Saint of the Day

September 17 Saint of the Day

St. Robert Bellarmine
September 17: Born at Montepulciano, Italy, October 4, 1542, St. Robert ... Read More