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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History and Legends: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm: Montville Township Public Library
April 23: Alexander the Great
April 30: Pope Joan
May 7: Inquisition

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery
Sunday, May 3, 2015: 10:30am: Yiddish Heritage Club of Winding Ways, Jackson NJsponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Sunday, May 3, 2015: 5pm: Voice of the Faithful at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Morristown NJ
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015: 10am-noon: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow

Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History
Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 1 and 7pm: St. Matthew Parish, Charlotte NC

Medieval England 101
Aug. 17-21, 2014: 1-3pm daily: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Alexander the Great: History and Legend
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015: 1-2:30pm: Great Horizons series, Morris Plains NJ

Pope Francis in America: A Post-Game Analysis
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015: 1pm: The Benedictine Grange, West Redding CT
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RECENT 
PUBLIC LECTURES
Judaism and Christianity (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Dec. 11, 2014: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
AM: Sacred Texts: What are they? What do they mean? Who says so?
PM: A Remarkable Journey: The Last 50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Relations

Catholics and Jews: Changing the Conversation (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)

Chanukah and Christmas: What do those traditions mean?  (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)

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

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
April 28, 2014: Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Nov. 2014: St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown NJ
March 2014: Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville NJ5
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

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

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

Ancient City Life
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College:Aug. 19-23, 2013

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

Morris Museum, Morristown NJ: Sept. 22, 2014
Asbury Park NJ: sponsored by Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College: June 10, 2013

Liturgical Path Back to the Future
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Dec. 4, 2013 
Diocese of Trenton at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Freehold NJ: Dec. 14, 2013; June 8, 2013

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery
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

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 20, 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

Ancient Afternoons: Greece and Rome
Montville Township Public Library: Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7; April 4, 11, 18, 2013

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

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow

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


Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History
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 DC: Feb. 9, 2013
Corpus Christi University Parish, University of Toledo, OH: Oct. 2, 2012: video here

Reformations 101
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College
Lincroft NJ: Aug. 20-24, 2012

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