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Tad Walch

Tad Walch covers the LDS Church and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News for 10 years, serving as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief.

Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.

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The LDS Church's doctrine that marriage is between a man and a woman will not change despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday. "Marriage between a man and a woman (is) a central part of our doctrine," th...
At Friday's press conference, the LDS Church's Elder D. Todd Christofferson makes the major announcement on the effort to digitize 1.5 million handwritten records. He also expressed mourning for the recent Sout...
LDS Church leaders have made strong statements of their own about the environment over the past two years, some strikingly similar to comments by Pope Francis in his 184-page papal encyclical issued Thursday.
Two days after the LDS Church announced it will dedicate the Provo City Center Temple in March 2016, it announced it will rededicate the Suva Fiji Temple in February. In all, seven temples now are scheduled for...
In a historic speech in the House of Lords, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said the LDS Church believes humanitarian aid can help reduce damage caused by the growing number of rel...
The LDS Church will host a seven-week open house for the Provo City Center Temple from mid-January to early March. The temple, which replaces the burned-out, historic Provo Tabernacle, will be dedicated in Marc...
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson and Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Dallin H. Oaks joined Lee T. Perry in honoring Elder L. Tom Perry at the late church leader's funeral Friday on Temple Square.
The funeral for Elder L. Tom Perry, who was the LDS Church's oldest living apostle before his death Saturday, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
As demonstrators clash with soldiers after Burundi's president announced his decision to run for a constitutionally questionable third term, the LDS Church moved missionaries out of the country within the missi...
Elder L. Tom Perry died Saturday after the anaplastic thyroid cancer diagnosed last month spread like "a wildfire" to his lungs and beyond, his son said Sunday. Lee Perry said his father's legacy will be his ex...