Lecture Series
The New York City Lecture Series in Church History offers an in-depth discussion of consecutive periods in the life of Christendom each year from September through May.
The Roman Forum Lectures in Church History 2016–2017

Even Now the Devastation Is Begun…

…and Half the Business of Destruction Done


Lecturer: John C. Rao
(D. Phil., Oxford)
Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University
Date & Time: All sessions will meet on
Sundays, at 2:30 p.m.
(See schedule below for specific dates of lectures.)

$15 payable at the door / Wine & cheese reception following

Location: Our Lady of Pompeii Church
(Rectory Entrance on Carmine Street, west of Bleecker Street)
16 Carmine Street
New York, N.Y.

Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th Street.

Wheelchair accessible.

September 18

The Last Pontificates & Princes of the Ancien Régime

October 2

Learned Bishops, Continued Tridentine Vitality, and the Second Spring of the Internal Missions

October 16

Battening the Hatches: Montesquieu & the Encyclopedia

October 23

Battening the Hatches: No Enemies On the “Left”?

November 6

The Lisbon Earthquake & the Voltaire-Rousseau-Atheist-Christian Tsunami

November 20

Jesuits, Jansenists, and the Billets de Confession

December 4

Reform Catholicism & the “Regulated Devotion”

December 18

Religions of the Heart — Both Sacred & Profane

January 15

Prussia, Britain, and the Panic of the Potentates

January 29

The Via Crucis of the Russian Church (But Her Budding Mystical Revival)

February 12

Regalism in Portugal & Spain & the Anti-Jesuit Assault

February 26

The Missions Between Regalism & the Enlightenment

March 5

Intermezzo: The Strange But Temporary Death of the Society of Jesus

March 19

Febronianism, Josephism, and the Troubled Domestication of the Tridentine Germanic World

April 2

Whither the Eldest Daughter of the Church

April 9

A “Patriotic” French Church & Her Multiple Discontents

April 23

The Center Cannot Hold

May 7

Terror and Catholic Genocide

May 21

Can the “Infamous Thing” Be Really Dead?

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