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How To Keep That Yuppie Redevelopment Project From Taking Over Your Neighborhood

The displacement of distressed neighborhoods through reconstruction — commonly known as gentrification — is a rightly controversial topic. Here’s a woman who’s seizing control of her neighborhood’s inevitable gentrification by first harnessing the power of the process (2:35) to show how it can be used for good in her 'hood (5:10).

How To Keep That Yuppie Redevelopment Project From Taking Over Your Neighborhood
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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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