For today’s Back Story, senior reporter Peter Rowe discusses his story on how would-be Catholic priests are trained and screened in 2019.Q. What inspired this article?A. As the Union-Tribune’s occasional religion writer, I’ve reported more than my share of articles about the clerical sexual abuse scandal. I’ve been impressed by the courage of victims who recount the crimes committed against them, often as children, by predator priests. These important stories need to be told and I’ll continue to pursue them.Q. But? A. Religion is a complex, multi-faceted subject, and spiritual faith often reflects our deepest beliefs. I didn’t want to ignore the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, but wanted to see how it and other factors influence the church’s ability to attract new priests.Q. Why?A. Few Catholics will ever meet the pope or even a cardinal. Most believers’ spiritual milestones — baptisms, weddings, funerals, Sunday … [Read more...] about Back story: why would anyone want to become a priest in 2019?
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There is money to be made in property and you may be wondering how to capitalise on this when interest rates are so low. One thing you can do is become a landlord but it can seem like a minefield on times. So here is a simple guide to becoming a landlord. Property Are you buying a property for this purpose or do you have one already you will let? If you are buying a new property to maximise potential, you could look at buying one in an area in demand, such as near colleges or universities or in a tourist destination. Type of Let Are you going for a long-term or short-term let? You could potentially get more money for a short-term let but this could be seasonal. You have more flexibility with a short-term let which means you are not locked into a long-term agreement. A long-term let generally means you get a regular income coming in but the returns may be lower. Remember you can earn £7500 tax-free in the governments rent a room scheme. If you are … [Read more...] about How To Become A Landlord
By Candice Avila-Garcia, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 7:14 am CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 The competition to find the best LEGO builder got intense during Brick Factor on Sunday at the Shops at River Center. The competition to find the best LEGO builder got intense during Brick Factor on Sunday at the Shops at River Center. Photo: Kody Melton Photo: Kody Melton Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 The competition to find the best LEGO builder got intense during Brick Factor on Sunday at the Shops at River Center. The competition to find the best LEGO builder got intense during Brick Factor on Sunday at the Shops at River Center. Photo: Kody Melton Photos: San Antonio competes to become … [Read more...] about Photos: San Antonio competes to become a LEGOLAND Master Model Builder
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 10:10 am CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device * * * Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * * OAKLAND >> During this holiday season, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob does not have the spirit of giving. Instead, he seems more naughty than nice. Lacob floated the possibility he will sit in his courtside seat sporting one of his championship rings when the Warriors (23-11) face the Los Angeles Lakers (19-14) on Christmas Day at Oracle Arena. He hopes LeBron James notices. “I might wear it for him out of respect,” Lacob said, laughing, while recently sporting the Warriors’ most recent title ring. “I might wear all three.” That would provide a symbolic reminder of the Warriors winning three … [Read more...] about What will it take for Warriors and Lakers to become a rivalry?
Apprentice star Leah Totton: How Omagh bomb inspired her to become a doctor and why she still works the A&E wards BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Apprentice star Leah Totton has said that her experience growing up during violent Northern Ireland troubles made her want to become a doctor. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/apprentice-star-leah-totton-how-omagh-bomb-inspired-her-to-become-a-doctor-and-why-she-still-works-the-ae-wards-37648295.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37648327.ece/5e818/AUTOCROP/h342/2015-12-19_lif_15452011_I2.JPG Email Apprentice star Leah Totton has said that her experience growing up during violent Northern Ireland troubles made her want to become a doctor. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Leah (30) said she vividly remembers the day of the Omagh bombing in 1998. "I was in a shop with my mum and aunt just outside Omagh on that day, we knew there had been a bombing nearby and it was a bad one as they made … [Read more...] about Apprentice star Leah Totton: How Omagh bomb inspired her to become a doctor and why she still works the A&E wards