Rorate Caeli

Roman Forum Church History Program 2017-2018

Dr. John Rao will be delivering the 26th annual Roman Forum Lecture Series in New York this year. Over the years this series has been an important study of the Church's struggle with the forces of this world, from which much can be learned in the present crisis. This time Dr. Rao will be covering the period from 1794-1846.

The Roman Forum
26th Annual New York City Church History Program

Revolution and Counterrevolution (1794-1846):
Catholic Revival & the Difficult Escape From the Naturalist Grip

Lecturer: John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University)
Associate Professor of History, St. John's University

September 10: French Catholics Trapped Between Right & Left (1794-1799)
September 24: Europe & the Gospel of Revolutionary Liberty (1794-1799)
October 8:       Pius VII & the Two Faces of the Napoleonic Settlement
October 22:    Clerical-Lay Resilience, Romanticism, & Catholic Revival
                       (1794-1846): Part One
November 5:   Clerical-Lay Resilience, Romanticism, & Catholic Revival
                     (1794-1846): Part Two
November 19: Traditionalism, Mysticism, & Dogmatic Muddle (1794-1846)
December 3:            The Continued Strength of the Enlightenment and Reformed
                        Catholicism (1794-1846)
December 17: Tugging at the Chains: Napoleonic Europe & Catholic
                     Resistance (1804-1814/1815)
January 7:       Joseph de Maistre & the Two Faces of the Restoration
January 14:              Legitimism & the Abbé de la Mennais (1815-1830)
January 28:    Democratic Nationalism, Poland, & Palingenesis (1815-1830)
February 11:           Lamennais & the Two Faces of Liberalism & Democracy     
February 25:   The Many & Varied Heirs of Lamennais (1830-1846) 
March 11:       Gregory XVI & the Catholic Revival (1830-1846)
March 25:      Germany & Freedom of Association (1830-1846)                
April 8:          The Church, Education, & Liberal Regalism (1830-1846)    
April 22:        A Catholic Party? (1830-1846)
May 6:               A Christ of the Barricades? (1830-1846)  

All Sessions Meet on Sundays, at 2:30 P.M.
Wine & Cheese Reception. Entrance Fee at door of $15.00
Our Lady of Pompeii Church
Rectory Entrance, on Carmine Street, west of Church, on Bleecker Street
A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains to West 4th Street Station; 1 to Christopher Street