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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The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015: 10:30am: Meadow Lakes, East Windsor NJ
Thurs., Oct. 29, 2015: 7pm: Union Public Library, Union Twp NJ

Medieval England 101
Aug. 17-21, 2015: 1-3pm daily: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ

Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015: 10am-noon: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015: 7:30pm: St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Freehold NJ
Wed. Oct. 28, 2015: 7pm: Italian-American Association of Monmouth County (at Hope Lutheran Church, Freehold NJ)
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015: 1pm: The Benedictine Grange, West Redding CT

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

History and Legends: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm: Montville Township Public Library
Oct. 22, 2015: Ark of the Covenant
Oct. 29, 2015: Trojan War
Nov. 5, 2015: King Arthur

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

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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? 
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 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

History and Legends
April 23, 2015: Alexander the Great
April 30, 2015: Pope Joan
May 7, 2015: Inquisition

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
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

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
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 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