Emily Stimpson

September 17, 2013

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
September 10, 2013

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
August 26, 2013

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
August 23, 2013

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
August 15, 2013

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
August 5, 2013

What the Church Really Thinks About Women

Pope Francis caused some eyebrows to go up last week when he remarked, in an offhand way, that, “We don’t have a deep theology of women
August 1, 2013

Seven Bands That Should Be Catholic

Yes, yes, I know: The title of this post isn’t theologically accurate. There aren’t just seven bands that should be Catholic. Every band should be Catholic.
July 18, 2013

Foolproof Advice for Improving Your Love Life (With Pictures)

Apparently, the Google Internet Information Matrix thinks my love life needs some help. Daily my inbox is flooded with emails peddling solutions to dating woes, commitment
July 12, 2013

Love, Lies, and Bigotry: A Sorting

I’m not loving. Nor is the Catholic Church. We’re both chock-full of hate and intolerance, lacking equally in understanding and compassion. Or, at least, that’s what