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    The Vice of Luxury

    Georgetown University Press, 2015

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Latest Publications


“Acting for good reasons: Integrating virtue theory and social cognitive theory” (with Anthony H. Ahrens), Social and Personality Psychology Compass (2019), e12444. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12444

“Moral Theology in Service of the Work of the Spirit: Synthesizing Pinckaers and Pope Francis Against Moralities of Obligation,” Journal of Moral Theology 8 (2019), 13-30.

“Why Talk About “Structures of Sin”?” The Public Discourse, January 28, 2019; https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/01/48918/

 "Exclusion, Fragmentation, and Theft: A Survey and Synthesis of Moral Approaches to Economic Inequality,” Journal of Moral Theology 7, no. 1 (2018), 141-172.

 "Imagine There’s No Clergy: Two Views,” Commonweal 145, no. 2 (January 26, 2018), 16-20.

 "Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ " (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2015)

:The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age "  (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015). 

Journal and major media articles

“Catholic Moral Traditions and Energy Ethics for the Twenty-First Century,” with Erin Lothes Biviano, Christiana Peppard, Jame Schafer, and Elaine Padilla, Journal of Moral Theology 5 (2016), 1-36.

“Pope Francis and American Economics,” Theological Roundtable with Charles Clark, Mary Hirschfield and Matthew Shadle, Horizons: the Journal of the College Theology Society 42 (June 2015), 122-155.

“Pope Francis’s Encyclical: A Summons to a Decision,” Baltimore Sun (Sunday op-ed), June 21, 2015.

“Expert Witness: Choose Life: The Environmental Edition,” multi-page featured interview, US Catholic 80, no. 6 (June 2015).