- Does Trump’s plan to create jobs hinge on starting another war?
- The media ridiculed Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway for saying the Trump Administration relied on “alternative facts” to dispute the estimated size of the inauguration crowd, but they give a free pass to transgender and abortion activists who rely on the falsehoods that a man can become a woman and that an unborn child is not a human being.
- Word on Fire Flickers Out. “I wouldn’t want to get on a crusader’s tank and try to reverse that,” said Bishop Robert Barron, addressing the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. After backlash, Barron posted on facebook: “My aim in the ‘Rubin Report’ interview was to show its secular viewers that there is a lot more to Christianity than the ‘pelvic issues.’” Yeah, and to show you’re a nice guy. He added on his Word on Fire site: “preoccupation with ‘the pelvic issues’ has served to undermine the work of evangelization.”
- Haters Gonna Hate. Police arrested Andrew McClinton for setting fire to Greenville, Mississippi’s Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, a black church, and spray-painting “Vote Trump” on it a week before the election. McClinton, who is black, is a member of the church.
- When Obama writes his memoirs, we wonder whether he’ll list his failure to provoke a war with Russia among his biggest disappointments.
- “I Abstained From Sex for a Year to Donate Blood,” said the headline on a NY Times piece by Jay Franzone, communications director of the National Gay Blood Drive. Good for him. You’ve showed you can do it, Jay, so keep abstaining: go and sin no more.
- At a November ceremony honoring new cardinals, Pope Francis cautioned against those who “label people.” Only the rigid saw the irony.
- The NCAA ordered Notre Dame to vacate two seasons of football wins because an athletic trainer completed course assignments for several players. The NCAA’s got more teeth and gumption than the Church when it comes to disciplining the school.
- Pope Francis’s refusal to meet with the College of Cardinals before the recent consistory made us wonder what the Church would have become if, instead of accepting Paul’s rebuke at Antioch, Peter had refused to meet with Paul and aligned himself with the Judaizers.
- On election day America rejected the devil it knows.
- Bob Dylan is at least as deserving of the Nobel Prize for Literature as Pres. Obama was deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. The progression seems clear: A joint Nobel Literature and Peace Prize soon will be awarded to someone who writes advertising slogans for the U.S. military.
- Poor Bill Clinton. He’d been hoping to invite Madonna to perform at the White House.
The final page of each monthly issue of Culture Wars consists of short commentary, entitled Bullets,
written by James G. Bruen, Jr. This web page is a sampling of Bullets from recent issues.