Emily Stimpson

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Emily Stimpson

Emily Stimpson is a freelance writer, based in Steubenville, Ohio. She writes regularly on all things Catholic, with a special focus on the Church’s teachings on marriage, sexuality, and femininity. A contributing editor to Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and Franciscan Way Magazine, her books include “These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body” and “The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide to the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right.” You can read more of her writing at www.emilystimpson.com.


Recent Posts

G.K.Chesterton: They didn't call him the "Apostle of Common Sense" for nothing.

Jesus, Jody Bottum, and the Re-Enchantment of Reality Program

So, I tried reading all of Jody Bottum’s 9,368 word endorsement of legalizing same-sex marriage. I honestly did. When the Commonweal piece was brought to my attention Saturday morning, I dutifully s... More


Through the Looking Glass: Conversion Therapy! Gender-Bending! And Gifs!

Hello boys and girls, welcome to this week’s episode of “Through the Looking Glass,” the exciting reality game show where players try to make sense of the weekly news in the wild and wacky Wonde... More


Tattoos: Cultural or Catholic?

“You have virgin flesh, don’t you?” I stared at my questioner, a perfect stranger in an airport bar, absolutely aghast. A dozen different responses flashed through my mind in the space of a s... More


What the Church Really Thinks About Women

Pope Francis caused some eyebrows to go up last week when he remarked, in an offhand way, that, “We don't have a deep theology of women in the church." I’m not sure if anything is being lost in... More


Seven Bands That Should Be Catholic

Yes, yes, I know: The title of this post isn’t theologically accurate. There aren’t just seven bands that should be Catholic. Every band should be Catholic. Every person should, in fact, be Cathol... More


Foolproof Advice for Improving Your Love Life (With Pictures)

Apparently, the Google Internet Information Matrix thinks my love life needs some help. Daily my inbox is flooded with emails peddling solutions to dating woes, commitment issues, and problems of a mo... More


Love, Lies, and Bigotry: A Sorting

I’m not loving. Nor is the Catholic Church. We’re both chock-full of hate and intolerance, lacking equally in understanding and compassion. Or, at least, that’s what I’ve been told. It’s ... More


Taking It to the Streets: Proclaiming the Gospel in the Ghetto

In his introduction to Scott and Kimberly Hahn's Rome Sweet Home, the ever-awesome Peter Kreeft wisely observed that conversions are like snowflakes: No two are alike. You can say the same about t... More


Holy Priests and Courageous Shepherds: Five Ways to Make It Happen

“In a democracy, a people get the government they deserve.” So said Alexis De Toqueville…or Thomas Jefferson…or some guy named Joseph de Maistre. History isn't quite clear on that point. Ne... More


What Catholics Need Now: A Letter to Our Priests and Bishops

To Our Spiritual Fathers, Please forgive the public nature of this letter. In a sense, it goes against my personal rule of not criticizing priests or bishops in print. But only in a sense. You s... More



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