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Vincent Miller is Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton. He is the author of Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture. He is currently writing a book on the impact of globalization and

Vincent J. MillerOctober 03, 2016
The internet has profoundly changed the social and moral space of everyday life.
Blogs
Vincent J. MillerSeptember 25, 2015
Pope Francis rsquo s address to Congress is the topic of much anticipation and speculation because it is an unavoidably political event nbsp As I talk to reporters the questions always come around to the likely partisan impact of Francis rsquo speech nbsp ldquo Granted Francis is prolife and
Laudato Si
Vincent J. MillerJune 18, 2015
"Laudato Si’" brings a new spiritual depth to the tradition of papal social encyclicals. Extensive quotes from Christian mystical writers such as Therese of Liseux, John of the Cross and St. Bonaventure, and even the Sufi ‘Ali al-Khawas make clear something new is in play
Pope Leo XIII
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerJune 04, 2015
The church and public morality, from Leo XIII to Francis
A priest sprinkles holy water on butterflies during the blessing of the animals in Manila, Philippines, 2012.
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerMay 07, 2015
Keeping the theological arguments of the encyclical in play will be a difficult task.
Vincent J. MillerJanuary 03, 2014
It is disturbing to learn that many of the objects we take for granted as part of our daily lives—clothes, chocolate, coffee–are frequently made under conditions that aren’t simply unjust, but that can only be described as slavery.  Once thought to be a moral issue dealt with
Vincent J. MillerJanuary 02, 2014
It is disturbing to learn that many of the objects we take for granted as part of our daily lives mdash clothes chocolate coffee ndash are frequently made under conditions that aren rsquo t simply unjust but that can only be described as slavery Once thought to be a moral issue dealt with in the
Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Wash., visits a women's sewing factory in the Dehiyshe refugee camp near Bethlehem in the West Bank on Jan. 12, 2007. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerDecember 24, 2013
Oh loving God who out of love chose to save us to be with us to be born meek and lowly We celebrate your great gift of love by giving gifts to those we love As we give these gifts help us remember the people behind them the miners and harvesters who work in difficult and dangerous conditions th
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerSeptember 22, 2013
Like so many I continue to digest Pope Francis rsquo interview Never in my life have I heard from so many people who shared they were moved to tears nbsp Never in my life have I heard so many saying their faith has been ldquo restored rdquo My instinct is to write ldquo rekindled rdquo but
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerJuly 23, 2013
Francis has brought together spiritual questions with a structural analysis of the global economy.