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

Homeless Abercrombie

Is it morally wrong to give Abercrombie clothes to the homeless?

Abercrombie & Fitch is a clothing line that markets itself primarily to college students between the ages of 18 and 25. It’s known more for its sexually explicit marketing campaigns than the qua... More


Five Questions with Russell Shaw

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features author, columnist, and former communications director for the U.S. Catholic bishops, Ru... More


Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits Roe v. Wade was bad for America

Given the Kermit Gosnell case you’d think pro-choice advocates would avoid talking about abortion. Apparently that course of action never crossed the mind of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader... More

Stephen Driscoll Pope

Pope Francis surprises attendees of Italy’s March for Life

Pope Benedict XVI never flew to America to participate in the March for Life. But Pope Francis might. Life Site News is reporting that after delivering his weekly Regina Coeli address this past Sun... More

Obama at Planned Parenthood

President Obama put politics first, people second with the Gosnell case

Fort Hood. Tucson. Aurora. Newtown. Boston. These are just a few of the tragedies that have taken place over the past several years. To his credit, President Obama responded to these horrific in... More

Joe Biden

Vice President Biden tells religious leaders what to preach about

On Monday, May 6th, Vice President Biden met with a group of religious leaders to discuss gun control. The Associated Press reports that during their two-and-a-half-hour meeting, Vice President Biden... More

Jesus Hipster

Was Jesus a hipster?

If you can, think back to 2008. Remember when Sarah Palin mocked Barack Obama's community organizing background? Do you recall how popular this slogan became soon after that? Remember in 2011 w... More


Five Questions with Alejandro Bermudez

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features Alejandro Bermudez, the Executive Director of the Catholic News Agency. Alejandro sp... More

Boston Strong

Boston Strong: Coming together through sports

One month after the September 11th attacks, President Bush stood atop the pitcher’s mound in old Yankee Stadium before game 3 of the 2001 World Series and delivered the best first pitch ever thro... More

Pope Francis

Pope Francis and the Devil

The terrorist attacks in Boston this week have prompted many people to ask themselves why. Why did this happen? Why would anyone do such a thing? Why would God allow an 8-year-old boy to die in such a... More



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