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.

Reading just for pleasure is not a crime
23 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday and the books that carry his name have given a generation enormous pleasure. That's a good thing in itself, Di Dickenson contends.

Your favourite family organisation may be a 'hate group'
16 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Exactly what is the Southern Poverty Law Center, and why is it trying to destroy family advocacy groups? Austin Ruse, president of C-Fam shines a light on this hate-mongering organisation.

Hey, Millennials! This is the sequence of success: education, job, marriage, children
16 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, millennials, parenthood, success sequence
Keep these milestones in order for the best chance of financial wellbeing.

Grenfell Tower: London's social housing disaster
15 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
London's Grenfell Tower was refurbished last year at a cost of £8.7m but still turned into an inferno on Tuesday night. What price social housing?

To Create a World
14 Jun 2017 | READING MATTERS |  
A debut fantasy novel with a classical theme and spiritual insight, by our Associate Editor

An economist's five ways of thinking rationally about God
9 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Reading Robert Nelson's Five Rational Ways to Think About The Question of a God will likely do you a lot more good than reading saturation coverage of James Comey.

Millennials and marriage
8 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Scholars are saying that marriage is disappearing off the horizon for the younger generation. In an interview today Dr Brian Willoughby, author of The Marriage Paradox, tells us why.

Behind the homelessness trend: broken homes
6 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family breakdown, homelessness
An Australian study finds boys are the biggest losers.

How gender politics becomes personal
2 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
We should have confident courage in resisting the irrational but powerful transgender movement, says Canadian family therapist and school counsellor Wayne Ottenbreit.

Donald Trump for Peace Prize Laureate?
1 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
If Barack Obama could get the Nobel Peace Prize for being breath of fresh, why not Donald Trump for draining the swamp? suggests Michael Cook in a humorous piece today.

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