Parents often engage in behavior that is various degrees of corrupt on behalf of their kids, and Lisa Miller, contributing editor for New York magazine, explains why.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken issue with the Obama administration's healthcare bill, which requires all university and hospital insurance plans to cover contraception. Archbishop Timothy Dolan wrote in a Wall Street Journal editorial that this provision infringes on personal freedoms, "coercing religious ministries and citizens to pay directly for actions that violate their teaching." However, two new recently released polls reveal that American Catholics are more supportive of contraception coverage in employer-provided insurance than non-Catholics.
Lisa Miller talks about the rising age of motherhood and looks at whether women in their late 40s and 50s are too old to get pregnant. Her article “Parents of a Certain Age” appears in the October 3 issue of New York magazine. Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York magazine, the author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife, and writes about religion for the Washington Post.
Lisa Miller, contributor to Newsweek and author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With The Afterlife, and John Matson, reporter for Scientific American ask why do people believe in "judgment day" and what it says about us.
Rome is teeming with Catholic tourists this weekend, who have arrived to witness the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II. The beatification is the third of four steps of sainthood — and John Paul II is on the fast track. Pope Benedict XVI vowed to make his friend and mentor a saint and will celebrate the Beatification Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, sooner than any other blessed person before him. But the decision to rush beatify John Paul II has not been met without controversy.
Gone are the days of the "Washington wife." As the 112th Congress opens, most members of Congress have left their spouses and children at home. For an article released this week, Newsweek spoke with 46 of the 107 new members of Congress and only one of them — Republican Senator Mike Lee, of Utah — is moving to Washington with his family. What does this mean for the culture in Washington?
Lisa Miller, the religion editor at Newsweek and author of Heaven :Our Enduring Fascination With the Afterlife discusses her recent article about women and the Catholic church. Also, Margarethe von Trotta, Director of Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen, discusses her biopic of 12th century magistra Hildegard von Bingen.
Lisa Miller, Newsweek’s religion editor, discusses our enduring belief in heaven and the various notions of what “heaven” means. In her book Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife , she offers portraits of famous and ordinary people as well as experts in religious studies about what they believe heaven is and where those notions come from.