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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.


Jane Austen’s marriage challenge

21 Jul 2017
We need to make the institution she celebrated great again.

The law must protect, doctors must care, and euthanasia undermines both

14 Jul 2017
A British palliative care talks to MercatorNet about the campaign for assisted suicide.

Canada celebration brings Millennials to a faith summit

7 Jul 2017
In pursuit of genuine pluralism and friendship across the religious spectrum.

And then there were three: a Colombian gay ‘throuple’ is recognised as a family

5 Jul 2017
But it could have been four. And what then?

A pro-life talk at Google headquarters is a hit

30 Jun 2017
The unborn child proves a far more gripping topic than birth control.

‘The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible’

27 Jun 2017
Camille Paglia on the transgender wave, puberty blockers and special rights.

To Create a World

14 Jun 2017
A debut fantasy novel with a classical theme and spiritual insight, by our Associate Editor

Are we making the family too special for our own good?

19 May 2017
Two women philosophers think so, despite evidence to the contrary.

‘Non-binary’ pair get the Piers Morgan treatment

18 May 2017
The British TV host gives them a grilling.

Religious belief predominates in former communist countries

12 May 2017
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
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
After 500 years Swiss Catholic families still provide bodyguards for the Holy Father.

Why does the CDC insist on alternative facts about natural family planning?

5 May 2017
Sign a petition to get evidence based effectiveness information.

Transgender reversal: It’s not so easy to become a girl again

2 May 2017
'I would love to be seen more as female'

The truthiness behind the HPV vaccine campaign

26 Apr 2017
Doctors are telling only half the truth about America's most common sexually transmitted disease

The Case for Christ

11 Apr 2017
The investigation that converted Lee Strobel, atheist journalist, comes to the big screen.

What Yale has become

4 Apr 2017
A home for emotionally disturbed adolescents?

Weaponising victimhood on the American campus

3 Apr 2017
An Ivy League university leads the way in repudiating reasoned debate.

The (still) unexplained breast cancer epidemic

30 Mar 2017
A new British study shows a high correlation with risk factors that remain ignored or denied.

What’s the secret of the world’s happiest countries?

23 Mar 2017
Judging by a new study it might be as prosaic as popping a pill.

Why does International Women’s Day ignore motherhood?

8 Mar 2017
Our big sisters at United Nations headquarters in New York have other plans for women

Anna Karenina: family happiness and unhappiness

3 Mar 2017
Leo Tolstoy's famous novel throws light on what makes or breaks a family.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister has some awesome family stats

24 Feb 2017
Meet Bill and Mary English: 30 years married, 6 kids, 23 siblings between them.

Dear Warren: Contraception going well, newborn mortality not so well

17 Feb 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates report on how they have been spending a philanthropic windfall.

Big media notices the 44th March for Life

31 Jan 2017
But will their interest extend to the unborn child itself?

Wall-Eh? How to make an enemy on your border

27 Jan 2017
Build the wall? Make them pay for it? Sad.

‘I’m glad I didn’t change my gender’ says Ruby Rose

24 Jan 2017
A model and actress has had a lucky escape.

The Pope’s approval ratings leave Trump’s in the shade

20 Jan 2017
Seven in 10 Americans take a favourable view of Pope Francis.

I am woman. Watch me march

19 Jan 2017
Media wrestle with who belongs in a ‘women’s march’.

Love and Friendship

17 Jan 2017
Jane Austen's wit played to the hilt, without her moral vision.

Why are conservative politicians so good-looking?

11 Jan 2017
Right-wing politicians are winning elections because they have a "beauty advantage", according to European social scientists.

Regretting motherhood is a symptom of 21st century anti-natalism

15 Dec 2016
Bristol Palin has copped the sharp end of this ideology.

Lost children of the revolution: Castro’s abortion legacy

9 Dec 2016
The culture of death has made Cuba an infertile nation.

Modelling Down syndrome: how advertisers are responding to a cause

25 Nov 2016
With a bit of help from millennials and moms.

British adoption case to be reviewed

21 Nov 2016
The social worker's initial rejection of the foster parents was 'wrong'.

To tell the truth, it’s not a ‘post-truth’ world

18 Nov 2016
At least, not in the way the liberal intelligentsia mean it.

New Zealand’s earthquake shows society functioning as it should

15 Nov 2016
If only we could always see things so clearly.

After the family, what?

8 Nov 2016
Why we have a political crisis and how to solve it.

Canadian court ruling on university covenant rule supports religious freedom

3 Nov 2016
LGBTQ efforts to kill a Christian law school fail.

Trumpism is not the only thing bad for boys

21 Oct 2016
Liberals worry about ‘our sons’ but come up with the wrong answers.

Planned Parenthood’s century and the wages of birth control

18 Oct 2016
Salaries testify to the profitability of the industry.

A world without Down’s?

7 Oct 2016
A British actress subverts the ‘arms race’ against people with this disability.

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