Kevin Staley-Joyce is an Assistant Editor at First Things.

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Hygienic Relics

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NPR reports that a Swiss company is one of several firms offering the bereaved the chance to transform their loved ones’ ashen remains into diamonds as postmortem keepsakes. In three . . . . Continue Reading »

A Capuchin Pope?

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For the small percentage they comprise of Catholics worldwide, Italians are disproportionately represented in the Roman Curia and ecclesial governance more broadly, not to mention their long history . . . . Continue Reading »

Boasting Honestly

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Wall Street recruiters receive their fill of curious applications, with some aspirants inflating GPA figures and test scores, and others presenting overwrought or bluffed accounts of job skills and . . . . Continue Reading »