John T. Comès was a prolific lecturer and writer. He spoke at Catholic seminaries throughout the United States including Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. His booklet, Catholic Art and Architecture, is a result of these lectures given with lantern slides of his own designs. He subscribed to several national and international architecture and Catholic journals. He was often asked to write, or submitted at his own initiative, articles that he felt were critical to good art and architectural design. Frequently, the trade journals published photographic plates of recent church commissions as designed by John T. Comès. These are not listed here; only textual matter is listed here.
"A Plan for the Architectural Improvement of Pittsburgh," 1904, produced by John T. Comès and Charles Ingham for the 1904 convention of the American Institute of Architects held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"Description of the Building," St. Paul's Cathedral record: an historical sketch of St. Paul's Cathedral from the beginnning of the first parish in the City of Pittsburgh to May 10, Anno Domini: nineteen hundred and three, Pittsburgh, pages 30 to 39. (Also includes sketches of the Cathedral by John T. Comès.
"Saint Vincent's Archabbey Church," Christian Art, October 1907, pages 81 to 87. (Also on page 195 is a photographic plate of St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Freedom, Pennsylvania.)
"Calvary Church," Architectural Review. Reprinted in a folio entitled Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, Boston, 1908, pages 29 to 31.
"The Old Roman (Gothic) Chasuble and the Artistic Sense of the American Clergy," The Ecclesiastical Review, Volume II (XLII), No. 2, February 1910, pages 223 to 224.
"Kendrick Seminary," The Ecclesiastical Review, Volume VIII (XLIII), No. 6, June 1913, pages 657 to 677.
Catholic Art and Architecture (1st Edition), 1918, self-published.
Catholic Art and Architecture (2nd Edition), 1920, self-published.