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


USCCB: Striking down the Defense of Marriage Act is a “profound injustice”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops just released a statement in response to the Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8: Today is a tra... More


What Stephen Colbert taught me about love

This month marks the one-year anniversary of my affiliation with CatholicVote. Over the past twelve months, I’ve published 103 blog posts, the lion’s share of which focus on defending marriage, ev... More

Cable networks and gay marriage

Study confirms what Catholics already knew: Media coverage favors gay marriage

Have you ever seen the Seinfeld episode where George decides to "do the opposite"? If not, here’s a quick recap. Fed up with the direction his life choices have taken him, George comes to the con... More


Five Questions with Elizabeth Scalia

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features author and well-known Catholic blogger Elizabeth Scalia, who spoke with CV’s Stephen ... More

Phil Mickelson Daughters

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson puts fatherhood first, golf second

Here’s a positive story to kick start your Father’s Day weekend. Amidst all the controversies that have gone on in the sports world over the past two decades, there’s been one pro golfer whos... More

Harvard Veritas

The hookup culture perverts human relationships

Last week I compiled a list of cities I think are the  most harmful to a person's Catholic faith. I put Cambridge, Massachusetts on that list because it is home to Harvard University. Harvard, in... More

Gay Pride Fails in Illinois

Victory! Illinois fails to redefine marriage

Those who want to eliminate the institution of marriage (their words, not mine) have their sights set on the heartland of America. After successfully redefining marriage in New England, progressives a... More

Holy Name

The best (and worst) Catholic cities in the United States

The folks over at Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) have compiled a list of what they think are the top 10 Catholic cities in the country. Like all lists, it is subjective and open to debate. In fact, th... More

Pope Francis 3

What Pope Francis really said about atheists

Pope Francis raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday after saying all people who do good works, including atheists, are going to heaven. At least, that’s how the Huffington Post interpreted Pope Franc... More


Archbishop Cordileone calls Minnesota’s redefinition of marriage the ‘height of irony’

A week ago yesterday Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton turned his back on children across his state by signing into law a bill that allows same-sex couples to participate in the institution of marriag... More



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