Selected Recent Articles

Italian President Napolitano polite but firm: “Dialogue”, December 17, 2014

“Vatican: Preserving ethnological artifacts, helping others do the same”
Catholic News Service, December 11, 2014

“Italy’s Millennial Youth under the Microscope”, December 11, 2014

“Fighting against the Sack of Rome”, December 7, 2014

“Italy’s Architects Show the Way”, December 3, 2014

“Preying on Churches”
With museums more closely guarded, thieves are targeting Italy’s historic churches.
ARTnews, November 12, 2014

“Is Venice Dying? Not quite– but it is Becoming a Mall”
With at least 16 million visitors annually, fragile Venice risks being overwhelmed., November 6, 2014

“Visco, Stiglitz, Piketty Agree: Austerity Doesn’t Pay”, September 25, 2014

“Augustus Bimillennary: Now, his Palatine palazzo is reborn”
State-of-the-art conservation at Prima Porta villa of Augustus’ beloved wife., September 18, 2014

“For Augustus Bimillennary, House of Livia is restored”, September 12, 2014

“Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance”
Catholic News Service, September 5, 2014

“Barter Mafia-State Debuts at Venice”, September 4, 2014

“Among Reforms, Labor Law is Tough Work”
Premier Renzi faces tough unions just when unemployment is at 13%., September 3, 2014

“Mafia boss threatens anti-mob activist priest “
Electronically overheard in a Palermo prison, Totó Riina makes threat against courageous Father Luigi Ciotti.
Catholic News Service, September 3, 2014

“Pope blesses international, interfaith soccer match for peace”
Catholic News Service, September 2, 2014

“Italy, EU Agree on Sea Rescue Mission”
After summer flood of migrants, Italy discusses EU cooperation., August 28, 2014

“Celebrating Ferragosto, and Augustus”
The Bimillennial celebrations of the emperor who died in August., August 15, 2014

“Midsummer Creatures”
Politics finally take second place to pets., July 14, 2014

“Rome official: Retired pope to attend canonizations; spokesman cautious”
Catholic News Service, April 23, 2014

“Rome prepares for influx ahead of canonizations “
Catholic News Service, April 18, 2014

“Vatican rehabilitates writings of controversial Italian priest”
Catholic News Service, April 17, 2014

“Priests on front line in Italy’s battle against Mafia “
Catholic News Service, April 15, 2014

“International treasures: Italian police work to stem church art theft”
Better policing in museums means that churches have become more of a target.
Catholic News Service, April 4, 2014

Botero in the Big Top
ARTnews Febuary 18, 2014

“Stolen Treasures on View at Quirinal Palace”
Carabinieri, Finance Guards and other police forces have made extraordinary recoveries., January 22, 2014

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