Open access to information beyond that available in the pulpit has already had a moderating effect on the stability of faith.
Jim DeFede goes inside St. Francis de Sales—perhaps the most sordid Catholic pulpit in the country.
He is also accused of using the pulpit to further a cult of personality surrounding himself.
early 14c., from Late Latin pulpitum "raised structure on which preachers stand," in classical Latin "scaffold; stage, platform for actors," of unknown origin. Also borrowed in Middle High German as pulpit (German Pult "desk"). Sense of "Christian preachers and ministers generally" is from 1560s. Pulpiteer, old contemptuous term for "professional preacher," is recorded from 1640s.
(Neh. 8:4). (See EZRA.)