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Local faith leaders have offered their thoughts on the meaning of Christmas.

Heroes 2014: Christian leader exiled from Iraq still cares for his scattered flock

National Edition

He no longer works in the heart of Iraq — not with a $56 million price on his head — but Canon Andrew White, known as the 'Vicar of Baghdad,' still cares for his flock, now dispersed... Read more »

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'Jesus the Christ Study Guide' commemorates 100th anniversary of book

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Jesus the Christ," this study guide has been designed to help readers get more out of their study of the Savior. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: He was the son of God, and 'one of us'

The remarkable thing about Christmas is that the second member of the Godhead became a vulnerable baby, just as we all did. And he did it for us. We should marvel not just at this season but... Read more »

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Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of... Read more »

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Cuba's relations with Catholic Church hit high point

Golden rays of tropical sunlight slant through the caved-in roof of Saint Thomas de Villanueva chapel. Vandals shattered the stained-glass windows and scrawled their names on the thick walls during... Read more »

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Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass and calls Iraqi refugees

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Read more »

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Filipino Catholics share Nativity tradition with Simbang Gabi

Filipino Catholics shared Nativity traditions at different churches in the state with the nine-day Advent novena Simbang Gabi. Read more »

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How churches can attract younger people

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Look around the pews in December and you’ll see faces you didn’t see in July. The holidays present a unique opportunity for congregations to bring in new members seeking a spiritual... Read more »

17 hours ago

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Wright Words: My friend David is Christian, sober and homeless

The story of the homeless man or woman you see every day might just surprise you. Read more »

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Why congregation size matters when it comes to websites

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Although websites cost next to nothing to design, day-to-day content management can overburden small congregations. Read more »

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It's a 'Christmas break' for many, but not in this Massachusetts town

National Edition

Residents of Marshfield, Massachusetts, were out on the streets Saturday waving protest signs and banners. The goal? Wishing folks a "Merry Christmas," something apparently contentious for the... Read more »

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Picturing history: Thompson, Ohio

A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leman Copley owned over 700 acres of land that was then in Thompson. These images show land that Copley owned, including the cemetery... Read more »

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New Harmony: Exploring my Yuletide tribal ties

As many know, the cold, high country of northern Arizona is a hotbed of Mormon history. I was there Sunday, looking to attend an LDS Christmas program. And I had options galore. I mentally tossed a dart at a map and it landed on... Read more »

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More than miracles: New books highlight miraculous events during Jesus’ ministry, New Testament

BYU associate professors Eric Huntsman and Alonzo Gaskill are the authors of recent books that focus on different aspects of miracles and that have been released in advance of the New Testament... Read more »

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What's new: 'American Temples' shares photos of LDS temples across US

At a turning point in his career, wedding photographer Scott Jarvie decided to live on the road for one year and photograph 70 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the... Read more »

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Planning for first U.S. visit of Pope Francis already underway

Pope Francis' scheduled trip to Philadelphia is still nine months away, but planning for his first U.S. visit began months ago. Preparing for the event, predicted to draw more than 1 million people... Read more »

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Can you question the Virgin Birth and still be a Christian?

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It’s a tough sell: A young, unmarried teenager gets pregnant, but the father isn’t a man but God himself. And the girl is a virgin — and (some believe) remains one even after she... Read more »

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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Here's a look at today's top stories from across the Web that highlight faith, family, education, media, causes and moneywise. Read more »

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Pope Francis slams 'spiritual Alzheimer's' in Catholic bureaucracy

Many office Christmas events have their awkward moments, but a dressing down by the CEO — in this case Pope Francis — might top the list. Read more »

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Live nativity attracts more than 3,500 in Colorado

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There was hardly any room at the LDS Stake Center during the 6th annual Colorado Springs CrÈche Exhibit and Live Nativity Performance with an estimated 3500 attendees and 1020 nativity scenes... Read more »

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Women excised from public life, abused by IS

The gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city of Fallujah at midday with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Creators of 'Saratov Approach' to release second 'religious thriller' about LDS missionaries

In April, the makers of "The Saratov Approach" will release a second film featuring missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what director Garrett Batty calls another... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Lexi Walker sings Christmas song in new Mormon Channel video

Up-and-coming artist Lexi Walker was recently featured in a music video produced by the Mormon Channel. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia." Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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The real-life artist portrayed in 'Big Eyes' credits her newfound faith for helping her take a stand

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In her latest film, Amy Adams stars as painter, Margaret Keane, who took her ex-husband to court after years of watching him taking claim for her art. Keane says her courage to take a stand came... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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