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


The Truth About Men, Women, Love, and Porn (In 2 minutes and 37 seconds)

So, who among us is feeling more and more like St. John the Baptist? You know, the lone voice crying out in the wilderness? The fellow standing athwart history yelling “Stop!” The only woman at... More


A Tale of Two Hearts

Just outside my office, in the upstairs hallway of my home, hangs a picture of the Sacred Heart. Next to it, hangs another picture, the Immaculate Heart. I bought the pictures—antique Victorian p... More


Seven Quick Takes Friday: Catholic Vote Style (Vol. 2)

Just in case you find yourself with some time that needs wasting today, here’s what caught my fancy this past week, while I was wasting time of my own. 1.  It’s official: The Huffington Post s... More


How to Become An Annoying Catholic (In Eight Easy Steps)

If you were paying attention last week, you’ll recall from  my newsy little post on Friday, that Pope Francis has charged Catholics with asking the Holy Spirit for “the grace to be annoying.” H... More


Seven Quick Takes Friday: Catholic Vote Style

  I did the surfing, so you don't have to. Here are the fruits of today's writer's block: The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the weird from around the Web this week. 1. Have you been pay... More


Gatsby Madness and The Millennials: Another Lost Generation?

I was sure I would hate it. Almost one hundred percent sure. But I went and saw “The Great Gatsby” anyhow. Mostly to figure out what all the fuss was about. Or, more specifically, to figure out w... More


Can You Atheist-Proof Your Kids?

In short, no. There is no full-proof spiritual vaccine against unbelief. Sorry, I know that’s not the answer you want to hear. But that’s life in a fallen world. You can be the wisest, most lov... More


Not Married at 23? Don’t Have an Existential Crisis Just Yet.

“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

No religious freedom violations here. Please move along.

A Memo from Captain Obvious on Guns, Crime, and People Who Do Bad Things

Now, I don’t mean to start your week off on a bad note. I don’t want to shock you or upset you. But I’m afraid I have some "news." You know the Boston bombers? The ones from Chechnya? The one... More

It's both of our fault. Let's stick with that.

Doodling on Caravaggios: America’s Identity Crisis

It was a casual line in a casual conversation with a casual friend. Catching up one morning last week, she mentioned that her sister now had two babies. Which is good. She then mentioned more ba... More



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