The National Catholic Review

In All Things

A group blog by the editors, columnists and frequent contributors to America.

August 2015

  • Aug 3 2015 - 5:00pm
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    The use of "undercover" reporting tactics by a California pro-life group in an attempt to expose suspected illegal actions by Planned Parenthood doctors pertaining solicitation of funds for the acquisition of fetal tissue has stirred discussion and debate.

    In recent weeks, the California-based Center for Medical Progress has released several videos—and plans to release more—that show doctors affiliated with the nation's leading abortion provider discussing fees for fetal tissue.

  • Aug 3 2015 - 4:21pm
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    Before anyone gets all worked up about this blog’s title and rushes to “Google” atychipobia (or, if you’re of baby boomer vintage, like yours truly, reaches for that trusty and ever-available Webster’s Collegiate), I will save you the trouble. This word (as defined by Wikipedia) is the “abnormal, unwarranted, and persistent fear of failure,” which can have “particularly devastating…effects on a person’s willingness to attempt certain activities” or “subconsciously undermine...