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

Jesus and his disciples

A Catholic’s Guide to Surviving the End of the World As We Know It

Does anyone else feel like one night, not too long ago, they went to bed in a reasonably normal world and woke up to a world scripted by Albert Camus? My hand’s up. Way, way up. I know I’m stil... More


Mamas, Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up To Be Disney Stars

  Squeaky clean, wholesome goodness. For almost a century, that’s been Disney’s brand. But the young girls working for the Mouse have the most terrible habit of not getting the memo. Ca... More

Servus Pauperum Dei

Pope Francis and St. Francis: “Preach the Gospel Always. And for the Love of God, Use Words.”

  Once upon a time, in a land, far, far, away, there lived a holy man named Francis. Francis was a poor man, a humble man, and he loved God very much. He showed that love by dressing simply... More


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



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