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


We Happy Few: The Great Privilege of Being Catholic Today

  This morning, like most everyone else in the Catholic world, I’m living my life half focused on my own duties and responsibilities, and half focused on a somewhat wobbly camera shot of an ... More


The Body and Soul of the New Evangelization: The Heart of the Conclave’s Task

  Bureaucracy isn’t sexy. Bureaucratic reform only slightly less so. Yet, over the past week, that’s exactly the topic that’s had the press buzzing. Allen, Magister, Weigel, Palmo, La... More


An American Pope?

Is an American “papabile”? That’s the discussion I’ve been having on Facebook all morning, thanks to this fascinating article by Sandro Magister. Magister writes: Timothy Michael Dolan,... More

Ten Reasons to March for Life This Friday

Still on the fence about whether or not you'll be going to the March for Life in the nation's capitol this coming Friday? Well, here are 10 quick reasons to hop off that fence and start planning your ... More

Wendell Berry and the Marriage Conversation

Over the past couple days, there’s been much wailing and gnashing of teeth among some of my friends, thanks to a doozy of a Wendell Berry speech in support of same-sex marriage. And when you read th... More

A Walk Along Christmas Alley

Yes, I know, I'm the ever-disappearing blogger, here one day, gone the next. Sorry about that. You see, first there was this albatross of a book I needed to finish, and now I've moved straight into an... More

The Wall Came Down

Twenty-three years ago today, those of us above a certain age watched West Berliners and East Berliners dance atop the Berlin Wall. We saw champagne corks flying, flags waving, and relatives who hadn'... More

“Women, Know Your Limits”

Optimism has never been my thing. I blame it on the rather high percentage of Irish blood I have in this body of mine. We Irish hold our traditions of pessimism dear, and if I am any kind of woman, I ... More

Mourdock’s Walk On the Wild Side

There are days, like today, where I’m quite certain I’ve stepped into Fringe’s parallel universe. It’s the only explanation I can come up with for stories like the one about Richard Mourdock. ... More

The Social Media Gap: A Letter to Team Romney

Dear Team Romney, Hey there, guys. It’s little old swing-state straddling me here. From what I’m told, those two states of mine—Ohio and Pennsylvania—are really big “gets” for you. You ... More



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