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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Think Halloween isn’t Catholic? Think Again.

While there's nothing Catholic about dressing up 12-year-old girls like sexy French maids and pirates' wenches, Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without the Catholic Church. Here's what The American Ca... More

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First Things First: Bishops Matter

A story: In 1865, the Missouri State Legislature required anyone who wanted to hold public office, teach in schools, or minister in a church to take an oath swearing that they had in no way helped... More

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Curing New Evangelization Fatigue

If there is any such thing as divine justice, the epitaph carved into my tombstone will read “Copywriter for the New Evangelization.” I’m only half-joking. Over the past decade, I’ve wri... More

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Catholic Social Teaching

Okay, maybe not everything. But it's a start.*  *** To the American media, Pope Francis is an enigma wrapped inside a conundrum. When the present Holy Father condemns unfettered capitalism, the ... More

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The Choice

Why will half a million people be smiling this Wednesday? Why, as they walk in protest of one of the greatest tragedies this nation has ever known, will there be laughter? Why will there be singing... More

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What Catholic Tradition Means to a Protestant

Facebook is making me a bit ill these days. And I'm not sure who to blame. Pope Francis? The media? Ordinary Catholics squabbling over what the pope really did say or didn't say, lecturing other Catho... More

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Two Words That Catholics Need To Stop Using…Like Now

If you’re ever looking to play a rousing game of Bait the Redhead, may I suggest tacking one of two little adjectives onto the word “Catholic?” Those adjectives? Conservative and liberal. ... More

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Eight Ways to Give As God Gave This Christmas

We give because God gave. That’s how Christmas works … right? God gave us his Son, so every December, we imitate him by giving iPads, sweaters and fruit baskets. Our rushing from store to store... More

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Feckless Men, Faithful Fathers, and the Masculine Genius

“The Church needs a better theology of women.” So spoke Pope Francis last August on his way back from Rio. The media, of course, agreed. But me? My first thought upon hearing the remark was,... More

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101 Reasons to Give Thanks For Your Body

Yes, your body. The one you think is too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too old, too weak. The one with the scars and the stretch marks, the wrinkles and the cellulite, the acne and the bald spot... More


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