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Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.



Give Elsa a girlfriend? No, give the kids a break
18 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Disney, Frozen, LGBT activism
The campaign for Frozen 2 politicises children’s entertainment, and that’s unfair.


Just Start: fighting material and spiritual hunger
17 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: poverty, Year of Mercy
Outreach to the hungry and homeless in Manila and Russia.


Young believers and the forces of secularism
10 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, religious education, secularism
A new study points to anti-Christian prejudice in English schools.


Home-makers: a few minutes of your time, please
26 Apr 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: work of the home
The Global Home Index wants to hear from 500 Australians (and others) how they value the work of the home.


Navel-gazing about gender while the world burns
21 Apr 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: feminism, gender ideology, tolerance
Rogue feminist Camille Paglia on the unreal world of America’s youth.


Working for free
20 Apr 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Year of Mercy
The Year of Mercy finds a surgeon and a retired official giving a hand.


Heroes and heroines of conscience: the list
20 Apr 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, conscience, heroes
Top ten readers picks of best books and characters.


Is God Dead? No, but our faith may be ailing
8 Apr 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: faith in public life, religious liberty, theologians
Christians need a theology that talks about God to stay strong.


Mother Angelica’s common touch
1 Apr 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: EWTN, Mother Angelica, religion, television
Her plain speaking struck a chord in ordinary people.


Men struggle with porn addiction, some women want to feed it
10 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: pornography addiction
Good news and bad news about one of the greatest evils of the 21st century.


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