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.

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.

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.

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