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.
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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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“Abandon hope all ye’ who have passed the age of 23 and not found a spouse.” That, in a nutshell, is the argument that launched a thousand opinion pieces on early marriages. Writing last m... More