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

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)
Faith Short Take
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 19, 2020
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 & Culture Television
Vincent J. MillerOctober 04, 2019
The Netflix film offers a stunning degree of intimacy through the startup of a factory once run by General Motors.
Arts & Culture Features
Vincent J. MillerApril 18, 2019
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.
Faith Faith and Reason
Vincent J. MillerMarch 22, 2019
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. MillerOctober 03, 2016
The internet has profoundly changed the social and moral space of everyday life.
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
Faith 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