Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller is an author at Religion News Service.

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Singing, cooking and shooting — nuns made news in 2015

By Leslie Miller — December 31, 2015
(RNS) From reality TV to Twitter, here's a recap of some of the year’s top headlines about women religious -- and a nod to nostalgia.

Catholic artist draws on Pope Francis’ tweets, quotes

By Leslie Miller — September 16, 2015
(RNS) As an artist, Michael O’Neill McGrath appreciates that Pope Francis “is calling us to our contemplative side, and reverence for nature.”

The quotable Pope Francis: He has a way with words

By Leslie Miller — September 16, 2015
With his simple, thoughtful and often pithy comments, Pope Francis is showing himself to be among the most quotable popes. Here's a sampling.

BEST OF RNS: Coloring books for grown-ups: A spiritual practice?

By Leslie Miller — September 8, 2015
(RNS) Were there coloring books and crayons in your Christmas stocking? They're a hit with many adults. ICYMI: Here's RNS' look at what some consider a spiritual practice.

NYT reporter: ‘Days when I feel despair’ at news, religion’s role

By Leslie Miller — August 31, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Writing about religion isn’t all hope and inspiration, say winners of the Religion Newswriters Association's annual journalism awards.

5 faith facts about Jim Webb: He’s mum about faith

By Leslie Miller — July 6, 2015
(RNS) VoteSmart.org lists his religion as “Protestant.” But the only reference to church that turns up on a web search is his home in the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church.

Churches may be in decline, but Gregorian chant beats secular competition

By Leslie Miller — June 16, 2015
(RNS) A new Gregorian chant CD, "Benedicta," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s classical music chart last week (June 10). Why does chant have such a secular appeal?
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