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Prominent Catholicism expert coming to Niagara University as part of McNulty Lecture Series

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Press release

Fri, Mar 8th 2013 07:00 am

Vincent J. Miller, Ph.D., the Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton, will deliver an address on "The Church and Work for Justice in the World: From Vatican II to Today" at Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Miller was appointed as the first Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture in 2009. He is an expert on religion and politics, religion and consumer culture, the U.S. Catholic Church's involvement in politics and public policy, social justice, and the moral consequences of budgetary policies. He is author of "Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture," and is currently working on a book on the effect of globalization on religious belief. Formerly of Georgetown University, Miller has been widely sought for his comments on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the global financial crisis, Catholic social teaching and the federal budget's impact on the poor.

Miller has been interviewed by Fox News ("The O'Reilly Factor"), The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Catholic News Service and Religion News Service.

The speech is part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World, presented annually at Niagara University to address issues related to social justice and interreligious dialogue. The series was established by the late Rev. Thomas P. McGourty, C.M., a professor of religious studies at NU, in memory of his late aunt and uncle.

For more information on Miller's lecture, contact Niagara University's department of religious studies at 716-286-8460 or [email protected].

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