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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

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.
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 16, 2013
Twelve years tick off changes in media as much as they replay the same horrible narrative of terror nbsp In 2001 we watched news camera clips on endless replay nbsp Today scenes from Boston are broadcast continuously but from the myriad angles of bystander smartphone uploads nbsp A decade f
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerMarch 13, 2013
Vatican Insider at La Stampa has some of the most substantial coverage of Cardinal Bergoglio 39 s more provocative speeches in the past few years nbsp It also has a very frank interview with him from the most recent consistory nbsp All are worth reading nbsp I excerpt some highlights below U
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 28, 2013
As Benedict XVI’s pontificate comes to an end, we should pause to reflect on what this punctuation means for the Church. What era are we living in? Our answer to this question is important because it frames our approach to the opportunities, challenges and indeed crises we face as a Church. Can
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 20, 2013
One year ago today, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. Last March, we asked James Martin, S.J., Drew Christiansen S.J., Vincent Miller and Sidney Callahan to weigh in on this historic moment in the life of the church.
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 12, 2013
In 2009 Benedict nbsp placed his pallium over the case that holds the body of Celestine V the last pope who voluntarily resigned nbsp nbsp Benedict 39 s pallium will be placed upon the saint 39 s body on May 5th nbsp during a celebration of the 700th anniversary of his canonization nbsp Clea
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 11, 2013
Pope Benedict rsquo s statement is every bit as striking as his resignation itself nbsp It deserves attention before talk turns to succession This is not simply a retirement from the hectic pace of public office nbsp It is an act of magisterial teaching in its own right that resonates with an i
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerOctober 25, 2012
I remain dismayed by Robert George rsquo s sustained inability to engage On All of Our Shoulders with anything but a partisan lens nbsp Perhaps he is so committed to the Republican Party as political vehicle to advance his deeply held moral priories he can only see any challenge to its current Ca