Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares can destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day …

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Christianity is being challenged by new and old foes. Where shall I begin?
Sexual paganism. It’s baaaack! Homosexuality is flourishing; so-called same-sex marriage is spreading with the enthusiastic support of the Secular Humanists. We’re beginning to look more and more like ancient Greece and Rome.
Speaking of Rome, our arena-style entertainment has evolved to include scantily-clad women beating each other’s brains in. Pugilist Ronda Rousey has earned a million dollars from the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) for being attractive and deadly.

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The Register’s editorial “Insurance’s Forgotten Lesson: We All Help Each Other” [Nov. 17] made the arrogant claim that “One benefit (of Obamacare) is being overlooked: Americans are finally learning how insurance works.” As a self-employed insurance professional and practicing Catholic, I think the aforementioned sentence makes more sense when worded, “Americans are finally learning how socialism works.”

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“You will be assimilated!”
These were the ominous words of one of the most insidious television villains ever: the Borg.
The Borg were the creation of the Star Trek franchise, appearing on numerous episodes of Star Trek: the Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager. They even appeared in one of the Star Trek films.
They remind me of the Obama Presidency …

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