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 Pope's gaffes are OK
30 Jun 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
All leaders make gaffes, says Michael Cook, giving seven reasons why Pope Francis' are OK.

Back to Stonehenge
27 Jun 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
How do you get women to act as surrogate mothers for strangers when there is little or no financial reward? Turn it into a sacred ritual, Michael Cook reports.

A message for Boris and Michael and Nigel & Co
24 Jun 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
If the British "leavers" want to prove that independence from the EU is a Good Thing, they should start fixing the country's broken family culture.

Independent Britain has to fix its broken family culture
24 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brexit, family values
How Britannia can once more rule the wave.

Murder and intrigue at the seaside
20 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, crime novels
MercatorNet readers reveal their favourite crime reads for the beach.

Jo Cox: looking at refugees with a mother’s heart
17 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: obituaries, refugees
The murdered British MP wanted Britain to take more child refugees.

A murdered British MP wanted Britain to take more child refugees
17 Jun 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The tragic death of British Labour MP Jo Cox yesterday brought to light a powerful speech that she made in April asking the government to accept thousands of child refugees.

Body shaming: it’s about more than shape
17 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: body image, sexual exploitation, women's dignity
A ban on certain ads in London leaves a basic issue unaddressed.

Saxum: building peace in the Holy Land
16 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Holy Land, Saxum Conference Centre
A new pilgrimage centre is an act of faith in a multi-religious future for the region.

Horror attack in Florida
13 Jun 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
In the meantime, let's pray for the victims and their loved ones.

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