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French Presiden Francois Hollande France 2016French Politicians Deny Reality in Wake of Nice Terror

by Timothy J. Williams, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

The Gathering Storm in Italy – Mark Gilbert, World Politics Review
Is Russia’s Alliance with Greece a Threat to NATO? – Henry Stanek, The National Interest
The Coming Christian Collapse – Rod Dreher, TAC
A European Dream, Deferred – George Friedman Ph.D., Startfor
Turkey’s Sad Death Signals more Chaos in the Middle East – John Bolton, New York Post
Civilization Edition; Your Input, Comments, Ideas & Suggestions – Chief Editor, Big Pulpit
Britain’s Political Turmoil Reflects Profound Spiritual and Cultural Crises – Joanna Bogle
Why Duterte Needs to Move Fast to End Decades-Long Insurgency – Tim Johnston, The Intrptr
The South China Sea Case and China’s New Nationalism – Luo Xi, China Power
Tracing Empire in Rural Romania – Antonio Colibasanu
Belloc’s Hills and the Sea – K.V. Turley, The Civilized Reader
The Lost Arts of Modern Civilization – Brett, The Art of Manliness


Gender Studies BlackboardThe Problem with Gender Studies

by Matthew Tuininga

of Public Discourse

Without Natural Law, We Have No Rights – Joe Carter, PowerBlog
Race & Policing in an Era of Moral Equivalence – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., The Cth Wrld Rprt
Pro-Life Democrats Upset That Party Forces Americans to Pay for Abortions – Micaiah Bilger
RNC Day 1: Melania Trump, Delegate Tension and Polling Faith Voters – Matthew Bunson
The Virgin and The Donald – Matthew Milliner, First Things
GOP Adopts Most Pro-Life Platform Ever Blasting Abortion & Planned Parenthood – Ste. Ertelt
The Anti-Cop President – Myron Magnet, City Journal
Mike Pence: Roe v. Wade Is the “Worst Supreme Court Decision Since Dred Scott” – Mic. Bilger
Low Employment of Adults Affects Children Too – Joe Carter, PowerBlog
Is Liberalism Dead? – S. Adam Seagrave, Public Discourse
5 Facts About the Political Party Conventions – Joe Carter, PowerBlog


Dilipated Catholic Church in AmericaThe Collapse of the Catholic Church in the West

by Jeffrey A. Mirus, Ph.D.,

of Catholic Culture

Who’s Afraid of Ad Orientem? – Christopher Ruddy, First Things
Archbishop Chaput Leads the Way – William Doino Jr., First Things
Archbishop Ganswein Calls German Church Tax ‘a Serious Problem’ – Catholic News Agency
Theologians: Amoris Lætitia needs Clarification against Heretical Interpretations – D. Hitchens
World Youth Day (WYD) 2016: Popes, Poland & Powerful P.R. – Fr. Raymond J. De Souza
Americans Think Statute of Limitations Laws should be Applied Equally – Cthlc News Agency
Civilization Edition; Your Input, Comments, Ideas & Suggestions – Chief Editor, Big Pulpit
Vatican Have Shut Their Eyes to Role Islam Plays in Terrorist Attacks – Wil. Kilpatrick Ph.D.
PodCazt 149: Interview with Fr. Richard Heilman, Part 2 – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
More Excellent Music from the Fota Liturgical Conf. – Gregory DiPippo, New Ltrgcl Mvmnt
Krakow in the Capital Events in U.S. for Those Unable to Attend WYD – Filip Mazurczak
Steve Skojec on the Catholic Toxosphere – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5

Civilization Edition; Your Input, Comments, Ideas, Suggestions . . .

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Salvete Big Pulpit Readers,


We here at Big Pulpit have a project we are working on and need your feedback on.


We have noticed the surprising popularity of the Civilization Editions.  So much so, we are moving up the launch date of a Big Pulpit version of the aforementioned by a couple years.


This idea has been rattling around for awhile so much so, that we even have a name in mind for it, but. . .


This is where you, the visitor and reader of Big Pulpit who enjoys the Civilization Editions come in.


What name would you like this new Big Pulpit version of the Civilization Edition be called?


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Big Civilization News

Civilization Update


Big Civilization

Civilization News

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Civilization Reader

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President Dictator Sultan Erdogan of Turkey Occupied AnatoliaTurkey: The Sick Man of Europe, Once Again

by David P. Goldman, Ph.D., is Spengler

of the Asia Times

Civilization Edition; Your Input, Comments, Ideas & Suggestions – Chief Editor, Big Pulpit
The Five Most Powerful Armies in 2030: France #2! – Robert Farley Ph.D., The Natl Interest
Nice Terror: Where Hast Thou Gone, Charles Martel? – Th. J. McIntyre Ph.D., Maccabee Scty
The Implications of the Coup in Turkey – George Friedman Ph.D., Geopolitical Futures
EU Is Adrift as Its Soul Is Consumed by Bureaucracy & Political Correctness – Sm. Gregg D.Phil.
Frexit? Britain’s EU Vote Has Thrown French Politics Into Turmoil, Too – Patrick Marnham
The Passion of Spain, 80th Anniversary – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli
The Nice Attack and the Clash of Civilizations – Joseph Loconte Ph.D., Providence Magazine
The Turkish Enigma – George Friedman Ph.D., Stratfor
China and Russia’s North Korea Problem – Anthony V. Rinna, East Asia Forum
Ominous Signs on Globalism’s Maiden Voyage – Joseph Pearce, TIC
Italy and Systemic Failure – George Friedman Ph.D., Geopolitical Futures


Civil Disobedience Pro life Movement Religious Freedom AbortionPro-Life Leader: Taxpayers Should Consider Civil Disobedience if Forced to Pay for Abortions

by Katie Yoder & Maggie McKneely


Trouble in Bakersfield – Carl R. Trueman, First Things
Iowa’s Law-Gospel Dialectic – Carl R. Trueman, First Things
Four Reasons Religious Freedom Matters for Society – Hugh Whelchel, IfFW&E
New Pro-Life Film “Hush” Tells the Truth About How Abortion Hurts Women – Micaiah Bilger
“God’s Not Dead” Billboard Nixed at Republican Convention – Kathy Schiffer, Ssns of Grace
Political Pragmatism and Catholic Public Action – James Kalb, The Catholic World Report
Christians Should Support Markets and Churches, Not Social Democracy – Tyler Groenendal, PB
The Catholic Solution to a Social and Political Problem – Arturo Ortiz, The Distributist Review
Hillary Clinton Is the Most Radical Pro-Abortion Presidential Candidate Ever – Micaiah Bilger
‘Frightening’ Number of Unemployed Have Given Up on Looking: Survey – Jeff Cox, CNBC
Richard Posner: Ignore the Constitution – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic


Reihnhard Cardinal Marx GermanyThe Church in Germany Is Crashing and Burning

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

of Fr. Z’s Blog

Film on Miracles Intends to Explain the Inexplicable – Tonia Borsellino, Catholic News Agency
Why the Church Can’t Change Teaching on Capital Punishment – Feser Ph.D. & Bessette Ph.D.
Arkansas Bishop Expects, But Doesn’t Command, that Mass be said Facing the People – Fr. Z
The New Challenges of the Francis Papacy – Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican
St. Maria Goretti and the Demise of the Catholic Blogosphere – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine
Fr. Hunwicke Weighs In on the Ad Orientem Controversy – Gregory DiPippo, New Lit Mov
Pope Francis and His Unofficial Spokespeople – Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register
Civilization Edition; Your Input, Comments, Ideas & Suggestions – Chief Editor, Big Pulpit
Reports Emerge of Teens Convulsing from ‘Charlie Charlie’ Demonic Game – Cthlc News Agncy
Same Sex Parenting Increases Depression in Children – Susan Yoshihara Ph.D., Catholic Lane
The Three (3) Types of Friendship According to Aristotle – Saint Peter’s List


Vatican Press Office Greg Burke Pope FrancisThe Vatican Has a New Spokesman from the U.S., and it Means Big Things

by Sara Spitt

of epicPew

On the State of the Church: Misusing St. JP2 to Alter Doctrine – Frs. G.E. Murray & M.A. Pilon
Come Study What Jesus Didn’t Do (Even if the Bible Says He Did) – Randall Smith Ph.D., TCT
8 Big Ways Women’s Healthcare Has Failed Women – Jessica McAfee, epicPew  (linked fixed)
The Unchanging God Will Be Nice to Me – Guy McClung Ph.D. J.D., Catholic Stand
Re-Turning Towards the Lord – Jacob Gruber, Christian Renaissance Movement
Keeping Up With The Joneses – Dan Byron, Catholic Stand
Abp. Chaput’s Guidelines for Amoris Laetitia Serves as Model for Church – Joan F. Desmond
I Shouldn’t Worship a God I Can Understand – Bob Kurland Ph.D., Rflctns of a Cth Scientist
Cannons and Canons – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
Pilgrimage to Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Cincinnati – Kasia I., Ignitum Today
Revisiting Subsidiarity: Temptations and Limits – Hadley Arkes Ph.D., The Catholic Thing


Saint Maria GorettiThe Moral Theology of St. Maria Goretti

by Debbie

of Saints 365

Caught Not Simply Taught, Then Swept Into The Heart of The Church – Melanie Jean Juneau
Catholicism Without Apologies: IntroductionIrish Papist
10 Inspirations & Facts About the First Martyrs of the Church in Rome – Justin McClain, epcPw
Societies Driven by Scientism Continue to be a Foul Idea – Robert P. Lockwood, OSV Nwswkly
St. Thomas Aquinas Is Right: The Crucifixion Should Disturb You – Shaun McAfee O.P.
A Moratorium on the Word Love: A Bit Half Serious Proposal – Bo Bonner, Catholic Beer Club
Climb a Tree to See Christ – Travis C. Headley, Forty Something Faith
Who Is God? – Francis J. Beckwith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
10 Amazing Facts about the Power of the Eucharist – Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, Aleteia
Physics Explains the World but Faith Gives It Meaning – Stacy Trasancos Ph.D., N.C. Register
Fatima Visionary Predicted ‘Final Battle’ Would be Over Marriage, Family – Cthlc News Agency


Lego Rosary10 Special Catholic Gifts For Those Who are “Difficult to Buy For”

by Laura Hensley

of epicPew

The Staircase St. Joseph Built in New Mexico – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia
Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP on Photography and Beauty – Fr. Ray Blake, Fr. Ray Blake’s Blog
Fanatical Ideas and Reasonable Convictions – Mitchell Kalpakgian, The Civilized Reader
The Uses of Disgust – Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine
Universal Call to Detachment – Mike Eisenbath, Catholic Lane
Stewarding Retirement: Why a Christian’s Work Never Ends – Joseph Sunde, PowerBlog
Dogs In Church: A Good Idea? – Dom Cingoranelli, Catholic Stand
Scholasticum Institute: Advancing Scholastic Theology in the Modern World – Rorate Cæli
Why My Child Is Being Baptized by a Priest I Seriously Disagree With – Shaun McAfee O.P.
God’s Not Mean So Hell’s Not Possible – Allison Ricciardi, Catholic Spiritual Direction
A Crucifix Without the “INRI” Seems Incomplete – Kevin Di Camillo, National Cthlc Register

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