Join the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 as Christopher Bellitto, Ph.D. presents “Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History” as part of the Archbishop Gerety Lecture Series. Dr. Bellitto will deliver his lecture in the Chapel of Christ the Good Shepherd, Lewis Hall on the University's main campus in South Orange, New Jersey. All are welcome and admission is free. Call-in registration is strongly encouraged.
At the dawn of the third millennium, the church is facing serious challenges. Dr. Bellitto will look back at how the church has survived—and even renewed herself—during difficult times in her history. By discussing six lessons from the history of church reform, he will put today’s challenges in perspective and explore how the institutional and grass-roots church can move forward together in a constructive and Christian way.
Dr. Christopher Bellitto is an Associate Professor of History at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. He is the author of nine books, including the companion volumes Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II and The General Councils, along with 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy and Church History 101. He also created and edited the Paulist Press series, Rediscovering Vatican II, and is a frequent media commentator on church history and contemporary Catholicism. The Archbishop Gerety Fund for Ecclesiastical History was established by the Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, to advance studies in ecclesiastical history, especially the history of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Among its various activities, the Fund sponsors lectures each year at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology.
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