MercatorNet: promoting human dignity

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.



‘The international community seems to want this war to continue’
23 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Syrian Christians, Syrian intervention
Syrian bishops agonise over the fate of their flocks and accuse Western Christians.


The Gray Lady lectures the Pope
22 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, media, New York Times, Pope Francis
The New York Times is celebrating the Papal visit by offering free advice.


18 Sep 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has rattled the cages of her male counterparts, according to Vincenza Santoro.


17 Sep 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
There's a powerful case against legalising marijuana: the risk to teenage brains. MercatorNet interviews an addiction psychiatrist about hsi new book.


11 Sep 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Kenyan student Mathew Otieno fails to see how David Cameron's Syrian refugee quota is "extraordinarily generous".


10 Sep 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Michael Cook draws attention to the inspiring life and violent death of a South African teacher, a martyr for science and faith.


Second thoughts on Kim Davis and her stand for marriage
8 Sep 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Kim Davis, religious freedom, same-sex marriage
Having your name on a marriage licence means something too.


4 Sep 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is a plucky Christian but she has taken her stand for marriage too far, says Carolyn Moynihan.


Is Kim Davis doing the right thing for marriage?
4 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious liberty, same-sex marriage
Denying others their rights is not a good way to defend your own.


3 Sep 2015 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Political scientist Raphael Cohen-Almagor has a new vision for a clean and responsible internet. Read the interview with him.


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