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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.



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.


A novel idea for International Women’s Day
8 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, abortion-breast cancer link, abortion-mental health link, International Women's Day
Tell women the truth about the risks of abortion.


Free shots: India expands its ‘basket of choice in family planning’
3 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: India, injectable contraceptives, population control
But the latest population control tool risks making 'basket cases' of women.


Hello, Norma Jean. Goodbye great books
23 Feb 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: education standards, novels, summer reading
How universities are making light of culture.


John Paul II and the women in his life
18 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: feminism, John Paul II, women's dignity
He would not have become a saint if he had not also been thoroughly human


Soul Mates: How religion helps African American and Latino families
11 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: book reviews, marriage, religion
A new book has encouraging – and challenging – news for the Church.


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