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How Bette Midler’s Pet Peeve Made New York City A Better Place To Live

I guess we could look at this as an unlikely instance of job creation. But I think we should really look at this as a whimsical, ballet-like piece of public performance art meant to reflect the absurdities of contemporary life and the wastefulness of consumer culture. Either way, I have a phone call to make about a certain tree....

How Bette Midler’s Pet Peeve Made New York City A Better Place To Live
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a measure last month that could pave the way for the Catholic Church to deny President Joe Biden communion. The conservative bishops hope to prevent Biden from participating in the sacred ritual because of his support for abortion rights.

Biden is a devout Catholic who considered becoming a priest in his youth. He rarely misses mass, holds a rosary while making critical decisions, and often quotes scriptures. When asked about the bishops' decision Biden said it is "a private matter and I don't think that's going to happen."

The bishops hope the new guidance would push "Catholics who are cultural, political, or parochial leaders to witness the faith."

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