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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.

Making a world fit for the young
30 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: human ecology, intergenerational equity, youth
Human ecology is a youth issue, too, if only the young would realise that.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
26 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Christians, lesbians
An English professor's journey from queer theory to Christian faith.

State officials keep boy “captive” for four years
24 Apr 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homeschooling, parental rights, Sweden
Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents by social welfare officials as the family boarded an international flight. They have hardly seen him since. What on earth had they done?

Lessons from the Boston bombings
23 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boston bombings, disaster preparedness, terrorism
Such things will likely happen again. We have to prepare ourselves for the next unexpected attack.

The home, first place of learning
19 Apr 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: HomeMakers Project, parenting
Parents around the world talk about the importance of how things are done in the home to raising children with good habits and values.

A musical interlude
18 Apr 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: concerts, music
Nine painless ways to get more out of your next classical music concert or recital.

The debate that wasn’t: New Zealand’s rushed marriage revolution
18 Apr 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Last night (April 17) 77 people changed the institution of marriage in New Zealand.

Quiet, please. Complacency at work!
16 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Kermit Gosnell, New York Times
The New York Times has ignored an appalling abuse of human rights in nearby Philadelphia. What explains its indifference to the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial?

Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?
11 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth dearth, birth rates, demographic winter, demography
Frankly, not even the experts have the faintest idea.

“How can we do this to our children?”
4 Apr 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Catholic Church, same-sex marriage
The Archbishop of San Francisco answers questions on same-sex marriage in USA Today. A must read.

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