Stephen Kokx

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Stephen Kokx

Stephen Kokx is a freelance writer and adjunct professor of political science living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has previously worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Peace and Justice.

His writing on religion, politics and Catholic social teaching has appeared in a number of outlets, including Crisis Magazine, The American Thinker and his hometown paper The Grand Rapids Press. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, and is a graduate of Aquinas College and Loyola University Chicago. Follow Stephen on twitter @StephenKokx

Recent Posts


Why do a majority of Catholics think God is wrong about marriage?

Here’s a fun fact for the start of your work week: 53% of Americans now support redefining marriage along gender neutral lines. While that might not be a “fun” or even newsworthy statistic, y... More

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Is the ghetto all we have left? Thoughts on the showdown in Arizona

I'll be honest: It was difficult to watch the goings-on in the state of Arizona this past week. On second thought, "difficult" probably isn’t the right word for it. In fact, I know it isn’t. There... More

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Video: The Spirit of Vatican II rears its ugly head in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

A couple days ago Rorate Caeli shared a video on its website. It was a brief, seven minute clip of “Deacon Sandy” from Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin explaining jus... More


What would the martyrs of the Church think about Belgium’s euthanasia law?

Late last week the country of Belgium became the first nation in the world to allow terminally ill persons of any age to be euthanized. The controversial bill was passed by Belgium's Parliament... More

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The United Nations uses images of Mother Teresa to promote its anti-Catholic agenda

Remember the U.N.’s Free and Equal campaign? I wrote about it back in July of 2013 when Desmond Tutu, one of the initiative's spokespersons, proudly proclaimed that he would rather go to hell than s... More

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Didn’t you hear? Satan attended this year’s Grammy Awards

In his 1884 encyclical Humanum Genus, Pope Leo XIII wrote the following: The race of man, after its miserable fall from God…separated into two diverse and opposite parts… The one is the kingd... More


Does KFC really think Christmas carols are stupid?

Now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time that I start blogging again. And that means, among other things, shining light on those who are hostile to the teachings of the Catholic Church. ... More


Shame on Kmart!

We all know that there is a war on the family taking place in the United States. Unlike the mythical war on women, this is a battle that is real. It is one that, over the past several decades, has h... More


Is Saturday Night Live racist?

Not a day goes by without some member of the Hollywood elite reminding Catholics about how bigoted, xenophobic and close minded they are. Yet, when one looks at the ethnic make-up of the rich and f... More


Guarding against false idols

Frequent CV readers know that I have a tendency to write about the Catholic faith and the world of sports (see here, here, here, here and here). As a former high school athlete who played baseball,... More



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