The Gilded Age of American history was dubbed so by Mark Twain in 1873, when he wrote “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today” with Charles Dudley. The novel satirized and became synonymous with greed, graft, conspicuous consumption, and corruption by public officials. The book was so titled because of Twain’s perception that the pretty … More A Return to the Gilded Age?
The Golden Rule. We learned it in kindergarten. Somehow, it seems to have turned from doing unto others as you would want them to do unto you, and into whoever has the gold makes the rules and can do unto anyone as they please without consequence. In a world where making enough to stay housed … More Relearning the Golden Rule
In some ways the church is uncomfortable with those who show the best of it, and many saints felt the displeasure of their superiors. Therefore, many were surprised when Pope Francis, who has a reputation for surprises, came to America and had some words for those seen as the least of society as well as … More Towards a Radical Faith