Speakers Bureau

The New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission (NJCHC), in its mission to promote an interest in the history of Catholicism in the Garden State, is proud to sponsor a Speakers’ Bureau as part of its public outreach initiative.

The individuals listed below have agreed to make themselves available to speak to interested parish, school, institution, or organizational groups on their topics of expertise related to the history of Catholicism, the Catholic Church, and the Catholic community in New Jersey and beyond. These individuals have agreed to volunteer their services in exchange for a suggested minimum honorarium ($100) to be split between the speaker and the Commission. The fee helps to offset travel and transportation costs for the speaker and to fund commission efforts to promote the speakers’ bureau.

Interested groups should contact the individual speaker to make arrangements. For general information about the bureau, please contact Alan DeLozier, at Alan.Delozier@shu.edu. The views expressed by speakers are not necessarily those of the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission.

Fr. Augustine Curley, OSB;  Newark Abbey and St. Benedict’s Prep;  (973) 792-5800, ext. 2730;  acurley@sbp.org

Topics: The Benedictines; Catholicism in the Early United States; Genealogy and Tracing Catholic Ancestry; The Irish in the United States; The Irish in Essex County, New Jersey,

Alan DeLozier; Archives & Special Collections Center; Seton Hall University;  (973) 275-2378; delozial@shu.edu

Topics: Archival Science; Catholic Higher Education; Catholicism in New Jersey; The History of the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission; The Irish and French in New Jersey and the United States; Genealogy and Catholic Family History; Sports and the Catholic Experience.

Mr. Carl Ganz;  Parish Historian, Immaculate Conception – Somerville and Author;  seton.software@verizon.net 

Topics: A19th Century American Catholicism and Historical Methodologies.

Dr. Fernanda Perrone;  Special Collections & University Archives;  Rutgers University Libraries;  (732) 932-7006;  hperrone@rci.rutgers.edu

Topics: Women and Catholicism; Catholic Higher Education; Women’s Religious Orders.

Msgr. Francis Seymour;  Archives & Special Collections;  Seton Hall University;  (973) 761-9126;  seymoufr@shu.edu

Topics: Catholic New Jersey, Archival Collections, Autographs, Memorial Cards and New Jersey Bishops