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

Chris Christie

Are Republicans going soft on gay marriage? Not if Chris Christie has anything to say about it

Many right-of-center ideologues consider New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a Republican in name only. Not only does his cordial relationship with President Obama make their heads spin but he hasn’t... More

Was Jesus a socialist

Was Jesus a socialist?

According to Notre Dame Theology professor Candida Moss, yes, he was. In an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program on October 2nd, Moss, who had excoriated O’Reilly’s latest... More


America’s unhealthy football addiction

As the sweltering days of summer give way to the cool, brisk evenings of fall, one thing you can expect in the weeks and months ahead is that on every Saturday and Sunday from now until December, mill... More

Fr Bill Miscamble

Five Questions with Fr. Bill Miscamble

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC, a priest and professor of history at the University of No... More

Last Judgement

What would you do if you had one week to live?

Given the attention the media has paid to the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, it’s hard for us not to think about our own mortality. There’s nothing wrong with thinking about death. In fact, if an... More

desmond tutu

Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a “homophobic” God

Last Friday the United Nations announced a “global outreach campaign” aimed at combating what it believes is “anti-gay violence and repression." According to CBS News, the goal of the initiative... More


What would Satan think about restricting access to internet pornography?

The birth of the royal baby is all the rage across the pond. It’d be easy for me to point out the media’s hypocrisy for not referring to William and Kate’s newborn child as the “royal fetus”... More

Wendy Davis

Five questions the media should have asked Wendy Davis

By now you’ve heard of Wendy Davis, the Texas State Senator who, with the help of a rapacious viewing gallery, filibustered a vote on a bill that would have made it illegal for women to abort babies... More

No h8

Blackout of Alec Baldwin’s homophobic rant exposes Hollywood double standard

The Catholic Church is constantly accused of being anti-gay, primarily because it condemns homosexual acts and gay “marriage.” This, of course, doesn’t make the Church anti-gay. The Catholic Chu... More


Justice Kennedy turned his back on children

When oral arguments on DOMA and Prop 8 took place back in March, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy acknowledged that if the Court allowed homosexual couples to participate in the institution of ma... More



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