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.



Is this courage?
15 Sep 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
An Australian father of six who left his wife for another man has been congratulated on public radio for his courage. Why don't they want to hear her story?


Why is Hillary so stuck on abortion?
14 Sep 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Can the Hillary of faith be reconciled with the Clinton of abortion politics? A question provoked by two new books.


Hillary Clinton’s split personality
14 Sep 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Christianity, Hillary Clinton, politics
Pious Christian, abortion flagbearer. Can she be both?


The media’s best-kept secret: how to avoid poverty
11 Sep 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: inequality, Millennials, poverty, success sequence
No, it’s not all about structures and economics.


Corporate arm-twisting on same-sex marriage
8 Sep 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
More than 600 corporations are backing same-sex marriage in Australia, which could make life difficult for employees if the law is changed.


In the nature of things
7 Sep 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
‘Rainbow’ politics in the Netherlands is at odds with ecological awareness, argues Daan van Schalkwijk.


Britain 20 years after Diana's death
31 Aug 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
On the anniversary of Princess Diana's death, conservative pundit Peter Hitchens talks to Laura Perrins about its impact on the monarchy and what it revealed about British society.


Loss of a father leaves its mark in the child’s DNA
29 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, fathers
Stress produces an effect similar to ageing.


Martin Luther and the self
25 Aug 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In this 500th anniversary year of Luther's Reformation we visit a bewildering Expo in Wittenberg and a study of Luther penned in the early 20th century.


Martin Luther and the advent of the self
25 Aug 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Martin Luther, modernity, philosophy, protestant reformation
Do we have the great reformer to thank for modern individualism?


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