MercatorNet: promoting human dignity

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.



Dining alone, or alone together
22 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: family meals, living alone, solitude
More people live alone and others seem to prefer their own company at the table.


Before ‘I do’: how the new relationship script can affect marital happiness
21 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cohabitation, Marriage, weddings
And how a big wedding can give your marriage a real boost.


When freedoms collide
15 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, freedom of conscience, religious liberty
A framework for navigating freedom of conscience issues.


States have authority to define marriage
15 Aug 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: court decisions, same-sex marriage
A Tennessee judge defends the state's right to keep its traditional definition of marriage.


Appeals judge to gay rights advocates: why use the courts?
8 Aug 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: courts, democracy, same-sex marriage
"The best way to get respect and dignity is through the democratic process."


The truth about childbirth and death
7 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: maternal mortality, Millennium Development Goals
Figures for maternal mortality are increasingly available, but experts seem to prefer estimates. Why?


What marriage defenders can learn from Roe
29 Jul 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: marriage debate, pro-life movement
Let's not forget that today a majority of Americans are pro-life.


African women at risk of HIV, hostages to birth control
28 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, contraceptive injection, HIVAIDS
Why is the World Health Organisation gambling with African health and lives?


“Mission accomplished”: Italy welcomes Meriam Ibrahim
25 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Meriam Ibrahim, religious freedom, Sudan
Has Sudan really learned a lesson about religious freedom?


The muddled iconography of women bishops
22 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Anglican Church, ordination of women
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.


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