Lisa Miller




Stories by Lisa Miller
The faithful’s doubt is our saving grace

I met a man last week who hoped to study grace. A funeral director from Tennessee, he knew grace when … Continued

Unitarian Universalists would prefer their polyamory activists keep quiet

The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go. Theirs is the … Continued

How will Pope Francis ‘avoid breaking under the strain’?

“In the Curia, I would die.” Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires said this eight years ago, after the … Continued

Roman Catholic leaders need to get rid of their groupthink

Recent events prompt a stating of the obvious. The Roman Catholic Church is not now, nor has it ever been, … Continued

Even if they don’t follow its rules, Catholics stick with their church

American Catholics are famously indifferent to the directives of their leaders. They don’t follow the rule book on much of … Continued

Wanted by American nuns: A pope who listens to and appreciates female leadership

Florence Deacon wants a new pope “with experience of living with a lot of ordinary folks. Someone who understands the … Continued

The kids are all right — but disagree with bishops on sex and birth control

The headline last week in the National Catholic Reporter, the country’s go-to source for all things Catholic, might have run … Continued

The biblical case for immigration reform

In May of 1940, with German bombs falling on their home city of Antwerp, Belgium, my maternal grandparents packed the … Continued

Is gun ownership Christian?

According to the startling results of a survey released last week by the Public Religion Research Institute, 57 percent of white … Continued

The religious left needs strong moral issues

“Why do reporters cover hateful and controversial religion stories but never the nice, good things that religious leaders do?” I’m … Continued