Notes from Rome  Articles published in The Italian Insider Newspaper based in Rome and in The St. Austin Review Magazine, South Bend, Indiana.


Notes from Rome  The articles were published in The Italian Insider Newspaper based in Rome and The Saint Austin Review in South Bend, Indiana.

New Lecture and Article- Looking Over Michelangelo's Shoulder as He Carves Marble


Rome's extravagant celebration of Caravaggio- How can we know another man's death.             published July 11, 2011 

Caravaggio, Saints and Sinners- Caravaggio painted sinners as saints.                                        August 13, 2011. 

Caravaggio on the Run in Malta                                                                                              March 26, 2012  "Masterpiece"- J. P. 

Caravaggio, the Interview- My art, it is oil paint on canvas, and I put it on with these hands.       August 25, 2012

The Resurrection of Lazarus                                                                                                      

My Interview with Saint Peter, the Art of Martyrdom                                                              November 3, 2012

Attacks on Caravaggio I saw him there in the street, the narrow street, Via del Leone,                June 4, 2012

Caravaggio Reveals Himself- The most unlikely candidate                                                       August 3  

Caravaggio and the Marilyn Elvis Syndrome-  Only the good die young.                                   July 25

 Caravaggio and the Aesthetics of Meaning- Caravaggio is the antidote to Conceptual Art.          September 27,

Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, not just realists-  Caravaggio used light to tell the story.   September 6  

 Caravaggio Speaks to the Modern Age                                                                                   June 20, 2012

Who is Saint Matthew for Caravaggio                                                                                     August 7, 2012

 Another Bogus Caravaggio Discovery                                                                                     July 10,  2012 

Tranquillo Caravaggio, the Town                                                                                             June 26, 2012

Caravaggio Borrows from Michelangelo                                                                                    December 18, 2011


Looking Over Michelangelo's Shoulder as He Carves Marble    Gloucester Lecture One- The Italian Insider- http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/4680

Michelangelo in Rome                                                                                                              November 15, 2011 

Michelangelo in Rome II  

Carving Marble by the Michelangelo Quarry in Carrara                                                               Summer 2014 

A Lost Michelangelo, don't get your hopes up                                                                            July 18, 2012


Sacred Art and the Theology of the Body, Caravaggio,  http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/2843 

Sacred Art and The Theology of the Body, Part One, Caravaggio  related- Exhibition at Ave Maria University, 2015,   


The Annunciation, Ave Maria

The first article published by The Italian Insider Newspaper- 

Papa Wojtyla as Capeman                                                                                           June 30, 2011    "Erudite"-J. P.     

Capeman II: Papal Statue not Improved                                                                         November, 20, 2012 "Well said".- M.P., "Great Article"-C.S., P.A.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as Mao                                                                              February 2012


Art Mysteries Solved, a Leonardo, a Michelangelo, and a Raphael                                   October 11 

Moor Fountain in Piazza Navona vandalized                                                                  September 6 


My Art of the Blessed Virgin                                      feature article , Fenestrae Coeli, Saint Austin Review, January/February 2012 

                                                                                     March 12

Pope Francis and Caravaggio

Benedict, Monks, Mystics, and Hermits   written March 2, 2013 

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Theologian in Residence                                                         February 26                                                                            

The Pope out Back and the Conclave                                                                                February 14, 2013

 Does God Have a Face    http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/3201                                   February 13, 2013 "Thoughtful and stimulating as ever"- JP

Lectures: These three lectures are related, variations on the same theme delivered at different times.

Response to Roger Scruton

Sacred Art and Modernism

Sacred Art

Sacred Art and The Theology of the Body                                                                                  


American Views of the Amanda Knox Verdict                       November 3

The Roman Forum                                                              June 8, 2012

Too Hot in Rome                                                               " I really like this." -N. G., "That's Him"- T. A. and others


 Sacred Art      

March 23, 2016 I wrote this short piece yesterday for John and Ashley in Rome who produce Voice of the Vatican,

  for a TV video they are shooting today.  Crucifixion with Saints, Pietro Perugino

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The Postmodern Pope                                                                                                       March 18    My favorite.- JS

Pope Francis, They Chose Well                                                                                        March 15

Pope Francis and Caravaggio


Choosing a Pope