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It's time for Francis and the Vatican to get tough on Venezuela

What happened to Venezuela? Its absence from the papal blessing on Easter Sunday indicates that the Holy See is not sure of how to proceed in an …

Pope Francis

'Mass is cancelled because of a lack of parishioners': Historic churches in Venice close down as faithful dwindle

They contain a treasure trove of religious art and artifacts but Venice’s churches are closing down because of dwindling congregations.<p>The decline in the number of faithful turning up for church services reflects the drop in the World Heritage city’s population – from around 175,000 after the …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis shuns bullet-proof vehicle for visit to Cairo despite recent terrorist attacks

Pope Francis has chosen not to travel in a bullet-proof vehicle for his first trip to Egypt this week, despite a recent spate of terrorist attacks targeting the country’s Christians.<p>The Pope will fly from Rome to Cairo on Friday for a two-day visit intended to build on inter-faith dialogue with …

Pope Francis

The ‘Sweet’ Twin — Carberry Reveals New 1000cc Royal Enfield Engine

The Royal Enfield engine is the most simple, yet a complicated engine. One company that has managed to master the mechanicals of the RE engine is …

Motorcycles

Bulleteer Customs Presents The Americana — Captain America’s Ride?

Bulleteer Customs, based in Bangalore is a notable bike building firm, and they have made some remarkable custom jobs till date. Their latest is …

Motorcycles

Jaw-el

Awesome Vintage Jawa 500 turned into a jewel by <i>Ziller Garage</i>shot<p>shot by <i>Petr Toluzakov</i> @ <i>Two Spring show</i> in Moskow<p>Photos by Petr Toluzakov for<p><b>Reckless</b> …

April 24

Officine Rossopuro Moto Guzzi T3 California

A very brief history of Officine Rossopuro<p>Filippo Barbacane started Officine Rossopuro in 1998 as a small shop that sold custom motorcycles, as well …

Motorcycles

Archaic tax may be answer to Church of England’s repair bill prayers

However, confusion over chancel repairs liability – which dates back to Henry VIII – ensures only insurers selling cover win<p>The growing repair bill faced by the Church of England has an answer when its accountants consider how to keep the rain from damaging ancient parish churches.<p>Extra funds can …

Budgeting

At Paramount, a fiery, soul-stirring ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Since it arrived on the Broadway stage in 1971, “Jesus Christ Superstar” — the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice “rock opera” that chronicles the last …

Performing Arts

San Antonio Mayor Suggests 'Broken People' Without God Cause Poverty

Ivy Taylor suggests "not being in a relationship with [one's] creator" leads to being unproductive member of society<p>The mayor of San Antonio claims one of the deepest causes of poverty is the lack of a relationship with God.<p>Speaking at a candidates’ forum early this month, Mayor Ivy Taylor was …

Atheism

Paul Nuttall's pledge to ban the burqa shows he has no understanding of Muslim women living in the UK

Paul Nuttall’s recent denunciation of Muslim women on <i>Marr</i> was very low, indeed. Firstly, the report Nuttall attempts to intellectually quote from the …

Referendums

Meet the Female Monks Fighting for Spiritual Equality

<b>W</b>hen the nation began mourning King Bhumibol after his death late last year, several dozen robed women entered the long queue to pay their respects …

Buddhism

How India deludes itself that caste discrimination is dead – Prayaag Akbar

In October 2016, a young man walked into a flour mill in Uttarakhand, a state of northern India where the mist-wrapped mountains of the outer …

Stereotypes

1940 Knucklehead | Garage Company

Yoshi Kosaka’s Garage Company is one of those rare shops that doubles as a time machine. Not some DeLorean that hops all over history, but one that’s …

Motorcycles

Champion Framed – Yamaha DT250 Flat Tracker

Champion racing frames were the highly sought after handiwork of Californian Doug Schwerma. He built frames in the late sixties and early seventies …

Motorcycles

Ending Soon – 1975 Honda CB500T Cafe Racer

The T in CB500T meant that the 498cc engine was a parallel twin which produced 34 horsepower. Journalists considered the bike fairly bland and not a …

Motorcycles

The Holocaust: Who are the missing million?

BBC News, Jerusalem<p><b>Giselle Cycowicz (born Friedman) remembers her father, Wolf, as a warm, kind and religious man. "He was a scholar," she says, "he always had a book open, studying Talmud [compendium of Jewish law], but he was also a businessman and he looked after his family."</b><p>Before the war, the …

Holocaust

Is there such a thing as a ‘Muslim vote’ in France?

(The Conversation) On April 8, the well-known French television show “Salut les terriens” turned sour when guests discussed the very sensitive topic …

Democracy

Ahmadi Muslims 'facing discrimination' in Cardiff

BBC News<p><b>Members of a Muslim sect in Cardiff claim they are facing discrimination from other Muslims in the city.</b><p>Worshippers at the Ahmadiyya mosque in Canton said other Muslims had shunned them, with one claiming he was sacked from a restaurant and another that he was accosted for selling Islamic …

Islam

We Catholics must change our church

Among the 150,000 or so people in the Canberra region who say they are Catholics, many are pondering the future of their church. The fallout of the …

Australia

French Jews Fear What's Next After Marine Le Pen Makes It To The Second Round

At an election night event, many French Jews were resigned to the success of the National Front leader — but deeply worried about their future.<p>Posted on April 23, 2017, 22:07 GMT<p>Annabelle Azadé for BuzzFeed News<p>PARIS — Members of the Jewish community in Paris expressed their fears for the future …

France

Anti-Semitic incidents have reached levels unseen in recent years, Anti-Defamation League report says

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. skyrocketed by 86% in the first three months of the year, according to a new report released Monday by a prominent Jewish civil rights organization.<p>The Anti-Defamation League's audit of anti-Semitic events counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats …

Anti-Semitism

'Old-school' Triumph with modern perks

As I parked my Triumph America in front of Woodstock Triumph, I saw the new Bonneville T120 sitting outside the front door. Matthew Thrun, the …

Greater knowledge of the world's faiths is sorely needed

Drake University’s program to foster knowledge of all of the world’s faiths is sorely needed as we watch conflict across the globe based on religious …

Religion

The Gay, Conservative Christian Who Might Be Trump's NATO Ambassador

Richard Grenell’s struggles with his faith and identity inform his public work.<p>“I am writing to tell you that I am gay and I am a Christian.”<p>That was the opening line of the letter Richard Grenell, a former United Nations official, sent his evangelical parents when he decided to come out in 1999. …

LGBTQ

UK far-right party UKIP to make burqa-ban a manifesto pledge in Britain elections

<b>London</b>: The far-right, anti-immigration UK Independence Party is set to announce a ban on burqas in public places in its manifesto pledge for the 8 …

Referendums

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

“The government won’t approve it, but the question is if they’ll shut it down.”<p>China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the …

China

‘Roman's Bol d’Or’ MV Agusta F3 Racer - Walt Siegl Motorcycles

I had a dream last night in which I was a gun bike builder. I was living and working in a small, picturesque American town where it snowed in winter …

Motorcycles

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 23 April, 2017

This week, we’ve got a sublime CB, a wild Sportster and a pair of vastly different race bikes. Oh, and someone actually built an attractive Honda Shadow. Which one would you take home?<p><b>Honda CB750 by John Green</b> This retro-fabulous Honda CB750 is so on point, I’m finding it hard to believe that it …

Motorcycles

Photo Essay: Pesach 5777 By The Bobover Rebbe (Photos by JDN)

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