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. MillerJune 24, 2011
I keep running into this passage from Caritas in Veritate and am always struck by its uncanny relevance to the politics of the present moment in the U S and in my state of Ohio 25 From the social point of view systems of protection and welfare already present in many countries in Paul VI s day
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerMay 31, 2011
Archbishop Dolan has a post on his blog that attempts to balance the damage done by Republican use of his cordial response to Congressman Ryan nbsp While the Archbishop offers a clear articulation of Catholic commitment to the common good and the preferential option for the poor and very nicely y
Vincent J. MillerApril 25, 2011
Even in death, Christ never let go.
Politics & Society In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 22, 2011
Michael Gerson has written a much-needed conservative Christian take-down of Ayn Rand up in his column for the Washington post nbsp Ayn Rand rsquo s adult-onset adolescence It rsquo s an appropriate topic during Holy Week nbsp Gerson outlines the conflict between Christianity and Rand rsquo s
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerFebruary 10, 2011
Michael O Hanlon has a post up on Confession A Catholic App Yes there s evan an app for that nbsp nbsp It spurred some reflections too long for a comment The app is essentially an examination of conscience ported to the iPhone nbsp At least two similar apps have been around for a while nb
Vincent J. MillerNovember 22, 2010
A call to preach the fullness of Catholic doctrine
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerJuly 17, 2010
I rsquo ve been brooding since Ross Douthat named so well the anxiety that many have felt throughout the year that the Catholic Church rsquo s credibility has reached a historically significant tipping point See the discussion at Peter Steinfel s blog at Commonweal As I watched the media storm r
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 23, 2010
Richard Leonard rsquo s essay The Mystical Gaze rsquo and the DVD release of Avatar provide an opportunity to revisit the film nbsp nbsp Leonard helpfully points to the level on which the film works nbsp Endless reviews of its clich eacute d story line simply miss the point nbsp It rsquo
In All Things
Vincent J. MillerApril 03, 2010
Yesterday we attended a Good Friday justice walk modeled on the Stations of the Cross nbsp Living in a new town I had hoped that it would provide an entry into the suffering struggles and salvation of this place nbsp It was sponsored by a broad coalition of local churches and justice groups
Vincent J. MillerAugust 16, 2004
When we think about politics and the parish, we generally think about policy advocacy - for example, the pre-election-year statements of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, like Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility(October 2003), or letter-writing campaigns conducte