PUBLIC LECTURES

In addition to his public appearances, Dr. Bellitto has taped a series of audio and video courses on Christianity plus ancient and medieval history for Now You Know Media. For samples: Ancient GreeceCrusadesMedieval EuropeJohn Paul II.
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with Rabbi Brooks Susman
What the eye teaches, the heart learns: Jewish and Christian Art (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Sunday Nov. 11, 2018: 9am: Temple Beth Miriam, Elberon NJ
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018: 7:30pm: Temple Beth Am, Parsippany NJ

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019: 12noon: Long Hill Township Public Library : sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

Passover and Easter: A Shared Heritage (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Wednesday, March 13, 2019: 7pm: Montville Township Public Library

Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Monday, March 18, 2019: 10am: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College Lincroft NJ

Joan of Arc: History and Legend
Thursday, April 18, 2019: 9:30am: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College Lincroft NJ

A History of France in Two Parts
Thursdays, April 11 + 25, 2019: 1pm: Montville Township Public Library

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery
Tuesday, May 14, 2019: 7pm: Bogota Public Library: Bogota NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

Cleopatra: History and Legend
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019: 1pm: Montville Township Public Library

Chanukah and Christmas: What do those traditions mean?  (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019: 1pm: Montville Township Public Library

Ancient Greece 101
August 2020: details TBD: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

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RECENT 
PUBLIC LECTURES
Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Oct. 13, 2016: 7pm: Our Lady of Sorrows--St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton NJ
April 20, 2016: Great Horizons series, Morris Plains NJ
March 8, 2016: St. Helen's Church, Westfield NJ
Oct. 21, 2015:  St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Freehold NJ 
Nov. 4, 2015: Upper Room New Rochelle NY
Nov. 8, 2015: The Benedictine Grange, West Redding CT
Sept. 14, 2015: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
May 3, 2015: Voice of the Faithful at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Morristown NJ
Nov. 2014: St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown NJ
March 2014: Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville NJ
March 2014: St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton NJ
March 2014: Kean University, Union NJ
March 2014: Georgian Court University, Lakewood NJ
Nov. 2013: The Benedictine Grange, West Redding CT
Nov. 2013: Sacred Heart Church, Trenton NJ

Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History
March 20, 2017: 7pm: Archdiocese of Detroit
Diocese of Charlotte and St. Matthew Parish, Charlotte NCJune 23, 2015
Voice of the Faithful, Bridgeport CT: April 9, 2015
Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville NJ: March 23, 2015
Provincial Chapter, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Tarrytown NY: Oct. 21, 2013
Council of Women Religious, Archdiocese of New York, Sparkill NY: March 21, 2013
Benedictine Center at St. Walburga Monastery, 
Elizabeth NJ: Feb. 24, 2013
Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors, Washington DCFeb. 9, 2013 
Corpus Christi University Parish, University of Toledo, OH: Oct. 2, 2012

Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible
May 8, 2018: Catholic Information Center, Grand Rapids MI
March 19, 2018:  Lynchburg College, VA
April 23, 2017: Temple Beth Miriam, Elberon NJ: (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
May 1, 2017: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
March 6, 2017: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown NJ: a book club discussion
Oct. 29, 2016: Paramus Catholic HS, Paramus NJ: Archdiocese of Newark Catechist Convocation

Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation: Historical Reflections, Future Considerations
Thursday, July 19, 2018: Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII: Bologna, Italy

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
River Vale Free Public Library, River Vale NJ: May 20, 2016
YM-YWHA of Union CountyJan. 31, 2016
Temple Beth El, Somerset NJ Oct. 27, 2014
Corpus Christi University Parish, University of Toledo, OH: Sept. 2014
Monroe Township Public Library NJ: March 26, 2014 
Morris Museum, Morristown NJ: Monday Sept. 23, 2013
Yiddish Heritage Club of Winding Ways, Jackson NJApril 7, 2013
Wayne Public Library
Wayne NJ: Nov. 28, 2012

What the eye teaches, the heart learns: Jewish and Christian Art (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Oct. 4, 2018: 1pm: Montville Township Public Library 
Dec. 6, 2017: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Judaism and Christianity: Sacred Texts (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
May 1, 2016: Jewish Heritage Museum, Freehold NJ
Dec. 11, 2014: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Catholics and Jews: Changing the Conversation (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
May 16, 2017: Shalom Club: Four Seasons at Great Notch, Woodland Park NJ
April 5, 2017: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Freehold NJ
Oct. 16, 2016:  Congregation Sons of Israel, Manalapan NJ
April 13, 2016: Montville Township Public Library
March 31, 2016: Georgian Court University, Lakewood NJ
March 25, 2015: Kean University, Union NJ
Dec. 11, 2014: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Chanukah and Christmas: What do those traditions mean?  (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Dec. 13, 2016:  Applewood Estates, Freehold NJ

Passover and Easter: A Shared Heritage (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
March 27, 2018: Shalom Club: Four Seasons at Great Notch, Woodland Park NJ
March 25, 2018: The Atrium at Navesink HarborRed Bank NJ
Sacred Heart Church, Trenton NJ: March 19, 2014 
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College: Lincroft NJ: March 17, 2016; March 20, 2013

History's Heroines, Heroes, and Legends
Aug. 13-17, 2018: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College Lincroft NJ

Socrates' Trial
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018: 12:30pm: Montville Township Public Library

Luther and Church Reform: Catholic Perspectives
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017: 7pm: St. Rose of Lima Parish, North Wales PA
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017: 1pm: United Lutheran Seminary Gettysburg PA
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017: 4pm: Montclair State University NJ
Oct. 22, 2016: 9am: Reformation Seminar, Princeton University: a video of the entire event: Dr. Bellitto is at 0:43-1:06

Inquisition: History and Legend
April 12: 12:30pm: Wayne Public LibraryWayne NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
March 17, 2016: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
April 28, 2014: Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

Pope Joan: The History of a Myth
April 10, 2017 Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch: Surf City NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
March 16, 2017: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College
April 20, 2015: Morris Museum, Morristown NJ
March 18, 2014: Kean University, Union NJ

Joan of Arc: History and Legend
May 30, 2017: 7:30pm: St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton NJ

King Arthur: History and Legend
Sept. 13, 2016: Applewood Estates, Freehold NJ

Rome: City of God(s), City of Man
Greenbriar Oceanaire Italian American Social Club: Waretown NJ: Nov. 14, 2016
Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch: Surf City NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities :May 9, 2016
Morris Museum, Morristown NJ: Sept. 22, 2014
Asbury Park NJ: sponsored by Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College: June 10, 2013

Religion and Violence: (Im)Perfect Together? (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Oct. 26, 2015: 1-2:30pm: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Crusades 101
Aug. 15-19, 2016: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ 

Medieval England 101
Aug. 17-21, 2015: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Trojan War: History and Legend
Aug. 18-22, 2014: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Alexander the Great: History and Legend
Oct. 14, 2015: Great Horizons series, Morris Plains NJ

Julius Caesar: History and Legend
Oct. 5, 2016: Great Horizons series, Morris Plains NJ

Greek Gods and Goddesses
June 6, 2014: Brandywine Senior Living, Englishtown NJ

John XXIII and John Paul II: A Pair of Papal Saints
May 7, 2014: St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Freehold NJ 

Ancient Greece and Rome Meet Colonial New Jersey
March 19, 2014: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
April 25, 2018: Elizabeth Public Library 
Sept. 24, 2017: 2pm: Sparta Public Library, Sparta NJ
Union Public Library, Union Twp NJ: Oct. 29, 201
Yiddish Heritage Club of Winding Ways, Jackson NJ
Egg Harbor Township NJ Public Library: Sept. 15, 2014
Morris Museum, Morristown NJ: May 20, 2013

Pope John Paul II’s Apologies: The Church Examines Her Conscience
May 23, 2018: 9:30am: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
Villanova University, Annual Pope John Paul II Legacy Lecture: April 3, 2013

Easter: A Brief History
Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville NJ: March 20, 2013

Pi
cking Popes
St. Mary's Parish, Cherry Hill NJ: March 27, 2013
Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville NJ: March 11, 2013
Kean University: March 5, 2013
St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Freehold NJ: March 4, 2013

Where Did All Those Christmas Traditions Come From?
St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Freehold NJ:
Dec. 9, 2012

Vatican II: The State of the Questions
Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville NJ: Nov. 14, 2012

The Benedictine Grange, West Redding CT: Nov. 11, 2012


April 12, 2018: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: A Window on Society
April 19, 2018: Saints: Miracles or Magic?
Sept. 28, 2017: Martin Luther
Oct. 5, 2017: Henry VIII and Elizabeth I
Medieval Heroes and Heroines: Montville Township Public Library
April 20, 2017: Thomas Becket
April 27, 2017: Hildegard of Bingen
May 4, 2017: Joan of Arc
Medieval Power and Prayer: Montville Township Public Library
Sept. 22, 2016: Medieval Monks and Nuns
Sept. 29, 2016: Popes and Power
Oct. 6, 2016: Templars: History and Legend
The Past in the Present: Montville Township Public Library
April 21, 2016: Rome: City of God(s), City of Man
April 28, 2016: Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow
May 5, 2016: Ancient Greece and Rome meet Colonial NJ
History and Legends: Montville Township Public Library
April 23, 2015: Alexander the Great
April 30, 2015: Pope Joan
May 7, 2015: Inquisition
Oct. 22, 2015: Ark of the Covenant
Oct. 29, 2015: Trojan War
Nov. 5, 2015: King Arthur
Ancient Afternoons and Medieval Musings: Montville Township Public Library
Sept. 11, 2014: Crusades
Sept. 18, 2014: Black Death
Oct. 2, 2014: End of Middle Ages
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April 3, 2014: Commercial Revolution: A Gothic City Landscape
April 10, 2014: Monarchies on the Rise: Popes vs. Nation-Building
April 17, 2014: 12th Century Renaissance: An Intellectual Revolution
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Sept. 19, 2013: Rome Transformed: Byzantium, Islam, Vikings
Sept. 26, 2013: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance
October 3, 2013: Feudalism, Peasants, and an Agricultural Revolution
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Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7; April 4, 11, 18, 2013: Ancient Greece and Rome: selected topics

Ancient City Life
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College:Aug. 19-23, 201

Liturgical Path Back to the Future
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Dec. 4, 2013 
Diocese of Trenton at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Freehold NJ: June, Dec. 2013 

Just War and Jihad: Ideas and Case Studies
Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ: Oct. 20, 2014
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College: March 14, 2012