Voices

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

FaithFaith and Reason
Vincent J. MillerKate WardDrew ChristiansenKevin AhernC. Vanessa White
As part of our larger coverage of “Fratelli Tutti,” the latest encyclical letter from Pope Francis, America asked a number of theologians and church experts to contribute a brief response, including their perspectives on its potential impact and its particular areas of import.
A leader of the Celia Xakriaba peoples walks along the banks of the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Brazil’s Xingu Indigenous Park on Jan. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Ricardo Moraes, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Vincent J. Miller
The apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” conveys the suffering of the Amazon and its people in stark terms, writes Vincent J. Miller. We must not be distracted from its message.
Workers from China are eager to show that a Chinese factory can prosper in the United States in ‘American Factory’ (photo: Netflix).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Vincent J. Miller
The Netflix film offers a stunning degree of intimacy through the startup of a factory once run by General Motors.
Arts & CultureFeatures
Vincent J. Miller
For decades, Lopez has sought to re-establish our ethical relationships with the land and the other creatures who dwell on it. But Lopez, like many authors, struggles against labels.
FaithFaith and Reason
Vincent J. Miller
Catholic social thought has much to teach us about how to balance our commitment to the common good with contemporary economic practices and structures.
Vincent J. Miller
The internet has profoundly changed the social and moral space of everyday life.
Blogs
Vincent J. Miller
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
FaithLaudato Si
Vincent J. Miller
"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. Miller
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. Miller
Keeping the theological arguments of the encyclical in play will be a difficult task.