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

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What Rand Paul should have said at Howard University

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul gave an important speech last week at Howard University – a historically black institution located in our nation’s capital. The prevailing wisdom is that Paul, a Repub... More

winning takes care of everythign

Winning doesn’t take care of everything

Tiger Woods did not win the Masters this weekend. Adam Scott did. Scott beat Argentinean Ángel Cabrera on the second hole of a sudden death playoff, making him the first Australian to win golf's mos... More

Rachel Maddow and David Letterman

David Letterman is clueless when it comes to gay ‘marriage’

I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do, I make sure to avoid the "Late Show with David Letterman." It’s not that he can't be entertaining at times. It’s that he’s an activist in a... More

Detroit Archbishop

Detroit Archbishop tries to save souls; Mainstream media not happy.

Since when do outlets like Slate, Huffington Post, CNN, Esquire, and USA Today care about who receives Holy Communion? They rarely, if ever, concern themselves with the inner-workings of Jewish or Mus... More

CNA / Addie Mena

African American voices are being drowned out of the gay marriage debate

In the weeks following Pope Benedict’s decision to abdicate the papacy, the American media made sure to provide a platform to Catholics who disagree with Church leaders on issues like women’s ordi... More

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

There’s nothing conservative about redefining marriage

This week is Holy Week. It’s also when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. I haven’t read the full transcript of t... More


Get ready to hear the term ‘transgender rights’ a lot more

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on two high-profile cases: one pertaining to California’s Proposition 8 and one concerning the Defense of Marriage Act. Defenders and opp... More


Catholics need to take their own advice when it comes to intra-faith dialogue

It’s been a week since I was accused of “pope bashing.” Why was I labeled a “pope basher?" In a column I wrote in the days following Cardinal Bergoglio’s elevation to the papacy, I men... More

Unborn child

Aborted fetuses on trial in Colorado

One way defenders of the unborn attempt to dissuade people from being pro-choice is by holding up signs with images of aborted fetuses on them. They believe the more people are exposed to the sheer br... More

VP Biden and Nancy Pelosi

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will represent the United States at Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

Vice President Joe Biden, Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will represent the United States at the Mass of Inaugura... More



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