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The Moral Imperative For Taxing Our 'Superfluous' Wealth

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Aquinas argued that we have no right to goods which are not needed to support our station in life when others are in need. In such situations their need trumps our superfluities.

Thrift Store Saints: Tales Of A Second-Hand Savior

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

God's grace is always staggering and often surprising. And God has a tremendous sense of humor. Case in point: second-hand socks. I happened upon this odd epiphany while reading a simply beautiful new book, Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 cents at a Time, by first-time author Jane Knuth.

Today In History: John Winthrop

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, used the metaphor City on a Hill." He advised the colonists to be a model community, as the whole world was watching them. Even when they showered. Especially when they showered.