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.


Caravaggio’s Raising of Lazarus

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, the most Unlikely Candidate

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                                                                                                   

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, revised June 2, 2018

 Another Bogus Caravaggio Discovery         July 10,  2012 

Tranquillo Caravaggio, the Town                 June 26, 2012

Caravaggio Borrows from Michelangelo     December 18, 2011



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 first article published by The Italian Insider Newspaper- 

Papa Wojtyla as Capeman Sculpture of Pope John Paul II by the Train Sation, Rome       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.

 The Annunciation, Ave Maria

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                                                                    

 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 Bad Art

Sacred Art and Modernism

Sacred Art and The Theology of the Body     

   Sacred Art                                                                


American Views of the Amanda Knox Verdict                       November 3

The Roman Forum                                                              June 8, 2012

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