Emily Stimpson

October 31, 2014

Think Halloween isn’t Catholic? Think Again.

October 31:  On November 1, Catholics honor the souls in Heaven with the Feast of All Saints. On November 2, Catholics pray for the souls in […]
October 3, 2014

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 […]
September 26, 2014

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 […]
January 20, 2014

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 […]
January 6, 2014

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 […]
December 19, 2013

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?” […]
December 16, 2013

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 […]
December 12, 2013

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 […]