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.

Beauty and the best of modern music
26 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In a great interview today Robert Reilly talks about his book, Surprised by Beauty, a listener's guide to the recovery of modern music.

Martin Luther's spiritual songs
25 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Whatever your views on Martin Luther's theology, his music legacy is something that all Christians can appreciate, writes Chiara Bertoglio.

Promoting the traditional family is ‘not charitable,’ NZ group told
22 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family advocacy, new zealand
A government appointed board pursues its own agenda.

The power of the nuclear family
19 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Two Nordic philosophers try to show that the West (still) gives too much status to the family. We are pleased they think it still matters.

Are we making the family too special for our own good?
19 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: child wellbeing, gender equality, nuclear family
Two women philosophers think so, despite evidence to the contrary.

Doctors standing up for conscience
18 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Conscientious objection is still respected today but abortion and euthanasia trends show that doctors will have to fight for it.

‘Non-binary’ pair get the Piers Morgan treatment
18 May 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gender, non-binary
The British TV host gives them a grilling.

Religious belief predominates in former communist countries
12 May 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: central europe, eastern europe
Eastern and central Europe 25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Abuse unchecked: why the illegal cutting of girls in the West continues
11 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: female genital mutilation, fgm
The US has its first federal prosecution. Britain after 30 years has no convictions.

New Swiss Guards swear to defend the Pope with their lives
9 May 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: swiss guard, vatican
After 500 years Swiss Catholic families still provide bodyguards for the Holy Father.

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