Caroline Farrow

Author profile: Caroline Farrow is a weekly columnist for the Catholic Universe newspaper in the UK and Ireland,  a media speaker with Catholic Voices and a freelance writer, speaking and writing on issues surrounding religion, bio-ethics and feminism.  She lives in Brighton with her husband Robin a former vicar who is in the process of seeking ordaination into the Catholic priesthood and is the mother of four girls. She blogs at

The disturbing questions raised by the fate of baby Elsie
15 Nov 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex adoption
Why were a gay couple preferred to a grandmother as adoptive parents?

NY Times recycles tales from the crypt
3 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Ireland, Tuam
Three years ago a mystery about burials at an old Irish Catholic orphanage was front page news. The Times has exhumed it.

Playboy was dedicated to replacing the faithful married man with a rakish figure
29 Sep 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: pornography, sexual revolution
Hugh Hefner can’t be blamed for internet porn, but that doesn’t make his career harmless.

Facts of Irish infants’ burial remain uncertain, despite outrage
6 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Ireland abortion law, Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland
A commission's report, however, fuels a different campaign.

Just another member of the patriarchy
18 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, commitment, extra-marital birth
One ambivalent young man is no match for the abortion merchants.

Let’s get this straight. A man cannot give birth.
2 Oct 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: childbirth, transgenderism
And that, dear reader, is not a transphobic statement.

Stop at three? That’s not what the Pope said
27 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth control, Pope Francis, responsible parenthood
A remark to journalists about "rabbits" concerned responsible parenthood, not numbers.

There’s something very familiar about the UK dying debate
4 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, euthanasia, United Kingdom
Lords and celebrities endorse choice, others find they have little.

“I was jeered and spat at for defending marriage”
8 Apr 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: freedom of speech, same-sex marriage
At a BBC Question Time on gay marriage, the wrong answers met with alarming hostility.

Equal but different: what the UN and feminism still don’t get
6 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: motherhood, United Nations, women's rights
Another International Women's Day, another pleasing soundbite about equality.

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