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.

 

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Caffeinated Graces (or “Why Giving Up Coffee Is A Very, Very Bad Idea”)

Last week, I did a stupid thing: I gave up coffee. I know. Spare me the chastisement. Like I said, it was stupid—downright nutty really. But I wanted to see if I could do it. Going in to my littl... More

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The Boring Business of Being a (Girl) Saint

Somewhere in purgatory there must be a very large room filled with artists and writers doing time for the bad paintings, statues, and biographies of female saints they produced during their lifetime. ... More

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Why I’m Never Leaving the Catholic Church

In 2001, just months before the clergy sex abuse scandals in Boston broke, I came back to the Catholic Church. The timing couldn’t have been better. I had left six years before, although I did... More

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Is Francis Talking to Me?

On Saturday evening, my friend Chris and I went exploring. Our first stop was a beautiful old Church in a once beautiful Pittsburgh neighborhood. Chris had happened upon the parish a few weeks back, b... More

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Who Really Has It All?

Can a woman have it all? A successful career? A flourishing family? A happy marriage? Not according to Elizabeth Corey. In her First Things contribution to the ongoing cultural debate over whether... More

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Grace Hacks: Nine Shortcuts to Joy

Life is hard. I know. Bills pile up, children rebel, bosses yell, friends betray, illnesses ravage, loved ones die, spouses leave, and madmen walk into buildings with semi-automatics blasting a path o... More

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11 Saints for the Single Catholic (And Married Catholics Too)

The flashing on my chimney needs fixing. Or it needs to be re-pointed. I don’t know which yet. All I know is that there’s a damp spot the size of me on the wall behind my bed. It appeared seemingl... More

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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

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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

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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


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