Founded in 1968 by Professor Dietrich von Hildebrand
“Even if the wounds of this shattered world enmesh you, and the sea in turmoil bears you along in but one surviving ship, it would still befit you to maintain your enthusiasm for studies unimpaired. Why should lasting values tremble if transient things fall?”
— Prosper of Aquitaine
Church History Lecture Series
The New York City Church History Lecture Series offers an in-depth discussion of consecutive periods in the life of Christendom each year from September through May. [more]

War in Heaven
and the City of Man

Laying the Groundwork for a Garden of Earthly Delights, 1629-1689
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Sanctifying, Expanding & Defending the Meaning of Catholic Christendom
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The Tyranny of Words — Or the Triumph of the Word?

Two Conflicting Visions of the Meaning of the Incarnation (1517–1563)
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Fervent Catholics on a Ship of Fools

From the Fall of Constantinople to the Reuchlinstreit (1453–1517)
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Division, Despair & the Torturous Road to Recovery

From the Western Schism to the Fall of Constantinople (1378–1453)
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Counterattack!

Primal Assaults on the Medieval Catholic Synthesis (1270–1378)
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“When Values Descended Upon the Earth”

Transformation in Christ and the Birth of the Lay Spirit (1153–1268)

“Binding the Rhinoceros”

Medieval Catholic Reform and the Taming of Nature (1025–1153)

Summer Symposium at Gardone
Since 1993, the Roman Forum has used a ten day Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, on Lake Garda, in northern Italy, to introduce participants to a full sense of the Catholic life. [more]

Forbidden Topics: A Free and Rational Catholic Challenge to the Frightened Modern Mind

23rd Gardone Riviera Summer Symposium.
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1914-2014: Have We Learned Anything From This “Hundred Years’ War”?

22nd Gardone Riviera Summer Symposium & Second International Catholic Christendom Congress.
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The Divine Comedy Versus the Theater of the Absurd: Navigating a Path Between Scylla and Charybdis

21st Gardone Riviera Summer Symposium & First International Catholic Christendom Congress.
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Catholic Social Doctrine: Its Truth & Implementation; Its Friends & Enemies

20th Anniversary of the Summer Symposium.
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New Beginnings and False Starts: Catholics, Change, Tradition, and Custom

In Honor of St. Benedict and Pope Benedict XVI.
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The Politics of Faith and Reason? Or the Triumph of the Will?

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Notre Charge Apostolique, St. Pius X's letter to the Bishops of France on the Sillon.
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A Tale of Two Enlightenments

Modern Image Versus Catholic Truth

These Ruins are Inhabited

Catholic Emergence From the Rubble of Two “Iron Ages” (The 10th & 20th Centuries)
Special Colloquia
These events maintain the Roman Forum's commitment to dealing with broad contemporary problems, rooted in theology and philosophy, involving the Church and society at large. [more]

Modern Liberty and Tyranny: Now and Forever — One and Inseparable

The 2011 Commemoration of Blessed Pius IX’s Syllabus of Errors with guest of honor Christopher A. Ferrara, President of the American Catholic Lawyers Association.
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Charles Dickens and the Evils of Modernity

The 2010 Syllabus of Errors Weekend with guest of honor David Allen White, Retired Professor of World Literature, Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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Syllabus of Errors Weekend 2009

Dedicated to the Memory of Blessed Pius IX (1846-1878), with guest of honor David Allen White, Retired Professor of World Literature, Naval Academy in Annapolis. Click here for more »

Messages from the Third Rome to the First Rome

The Birthday of Rome Weekend, dedicated to the memory of Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008).

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Upcoming Events

War in Heaven and the City of Man
Laying the Groundwork for a Garden of Earthly Delights, 1629-1689

2014-2015 Lecture Series


St. Sylvester's & New Year's Party
Eat, Drink, and Make Merry with Fellow Catholics


Introductory Seminar on Catholic Social Doctrine
Its Truth & Implementation; Its Friends & Its Enemies


An Introduction to the Hellenic World
Roman Forum Greece Tour