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

In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 26, 2012
Under fire for misrepresenting Catholic Social Teaching before his speach at Georgetown Congressman Ryan aimed to debunk the urban legend that he is follower of Ayn Rand in an interview at The National Review ldquo I reject her philosophy rdquo Ryan says firmly ldquo It rsquo s an atheist p
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 17, 2012
A few texts on taxation plus bonus references to the universal destination of goods and distributive justice Catechism of the Catholic Church nbsp 2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes to exercise the right to vote and t
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 16, 2012
It may simply be a sign of my own dubious discipleship but I always feel Thomas gets a bad rap nbsp It rsquo s not like the other disciples leapt eagerly to belief nbsp Jesus rsquo appearance grounded their faith More however than giving Thomas his due I think there is something going on i
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 10, 2012
I rsquo m thrilled that the Obama administration has revised the HHS regulations to address the concerns of Catholic affiliated organizations nbsp The Catholic Health Association has weighed in supporting the solution nbsp ldquo We are very pleased with the White House announcement that a resol
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerJanuary 27, 2012
I rsquo ve spent much of the past week working through the Obama Administration rsquo s decision to not expand the religious employer exemptions for HHS mandated preventative health services nbsp I believe President Obama and Secretary Sebelius made the wrong decision nbsp These regulations crea
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerJanuary 24, 2012
Pope Benedict has devoted his 2012 World Communications Day message to the topic of Silence and Word The Path of Evangelization It s an interesting an fruitful topic for a Communications Day message nbsp It nbsp touches both upon the theological concerns that are Benedict s forte and very con
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerJanuary 08, 2012
David Brooks and Michael Gerson find in Rick Santorum a hopeful departure from the current radical Republican presidential contenders who range from neoliberal to libertarian nbsp They celebrate his embrace of subsidiarity as a more robust political philosophy than the rest of the field nbsp I s
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerNovember 23, 2011
If you are looking for something to be thankful for today this video of the pepper spraying at UC Davis may be a surprisingly good place to start The event has received a lot of attention as an example of police over-reaction nbsp The spraying of peacefully seated undergrads directly in the face
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerNovember 15, 2011
Wal-Mart squeezed Saks full-priced selling at record levels From NY Times Wal-Mart the country rsquo s biggest retailer said it had posted a quarterly increase in sales at stores open at least a year after nine consecutive quarters of declines in that important measure But its third-quarter p
Vincent J. MillerSeptember 12, 2011

The editors of America have asked a selection of theologians and bishops to respond to the article, "Beyond Catechesis" (9/12) by Michael G. Lawler and Todd A. Salzman. In the coming weeks, we hope