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 some samples:
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Medieval Power and Prayer: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm: Montville Township Public Library
Sept. 22, 2016: Medieval Monks and Nuns
Sept. 29, 2016: Popes and Power
Oct. 6, 2016: Templars: History and Legend

Julius Caesar: History and Legend
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016: 10am: Great Horizons series, Morris Plains NJ

Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016: 7pm: Our Lady of Sorrows--St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton NJ

Luther and Church Reform: Catholic Perspectives
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016: 9am: Reformation Seminar, Princeton University
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017: Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, PA

Catholics and Jews: Changing the Conversation (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016: 10am: Congregation Sons of Israel, Manalapan NJ
Wed., April 5, 2017: 7pm: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Freehold NJ
Tues., May 16, 2017: 7pm: Four Seasons at Great Notch, Woodland Park NJ

Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016: Paramus Catholic HS, Paramus NJ: Archdiocese of Newark Catechist Convocation
Monday, May 1, 2017: 9:30am: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)

Rome: City of God(s), City of Man
Monday, Nov. 14, 2016: 7pm: Greenbriar Oceanaire Italian American Social Club: Waretown NJ

Chanukah and Christmas: What do those traditions mean?  (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016: 7pm: Monmouth County Library, Manalapan NJ

Pope Joan: The History of a Myth
March 15, 2017: 1-3pm: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College

Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History
Monday, March 20, 2017: 7pm: Archdiocese of Detroit

Medieval Heroes and Heroines: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm: Montville Township Public Library
April 20, 2017: Thomas Becket
April 27, 2017: Hildegard of Bingen
May 4, 2017: Joan of Arc

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

Reformations 101
Aug. 2017: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ: details to follow

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017: 2pm: Sparta Public Library, Sparta NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

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RECENT 
PUBLIC LECTURES
Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
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
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
St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton NJ: March 9, 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

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)
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)

Passover and Easter: A Shared Heritage (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Sacred Heart Church, Trenton NJ: March 19, 2014 
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College: Lincroft NJ: March 17, 2016; March 20, 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

Greek Gods and Goddesses
June 6, 2014: 10:30am: 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 

Inquisition: History and Legend
March 17, 2016: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
April 28, 2014: Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

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

Pope Joan: The History of a Myth
April 20, 2015: Morris Museum, Morristown NJ
March 18, 2014: Kean University, Union NJ

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

Rome: City of God(s), City of Man
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

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery
Union Public Library, Union Twp NJ: Oct. 29, 201
Yiddish Heritage Club of Winding Ways, Jackson NJsponsored by NJ Council for the HumanitiesMay 3, 2015
Egg Harbor Township NJ Public Library: sponsored by NJ Council for the HumanitiesSept. 15, 2014
Morris Museum, Morristown NJ: May 20, 2013

Pope John Paul II’s Apologies: The Church Examines Her Conscience
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

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow
River Vale Free Public Library, River Vale NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities :May 20, 2016
YM-YWHA of Union Countysponsored by NJ Council for the HumanitiesJan. 31, 2016
Temple Beth El, Somerset NJsponsored by NJ Council for the HumanitiesOct. 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 NJ: April 7, 2013: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
Wayne Public Library,
Wayne NJ: Nov. 28, 2012: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

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


The Past in the Present
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
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