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24 inspiring quotes from President Boyd K. Packer

In memory of President Packer, we've gathered 24 quotes that he has shared over the years.

President Packer's enduring legacy includes monumental 'library of the Lord'

President Boyd K. Packer regarded his role in the creation of the LDS edition of the scriptures with deep reverence. He believed it would improve the church's scriptural literacy for generations... Read more »

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Kate Kelly steps down from Ordain Women leadership board

Kate Kelly has stepped down from the leadership board of Ordain Women, a group seeking women's ordination to the LDS priesthood, and an organization she founded. Read more »

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Timeline: President Boyd K. Packer

Timeline of events in President Packer's life Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: The resurrection of Kaleb Cowart

Salt Lake Bees third baseman Kaleb Cowart doesn't just sign autographs for fans, he gives them a spiritual booster shot. Beneath his name he always jots the reference Philippians 4:13: "I can do... Read more »

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Why the chairman of U.S. religious freedom panel is worried about the world's state of religious liberty

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Serving his second term as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent advisory group, scholar Robert P. George is worried about the state of religious... Read more »

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Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting... Read more »

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Five for Families: 'Cokeville Miracle' has faith-affirming theme

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Read more »

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Not everyone has given up on God

National Edition

Trust in American institutions is at historic lows. As Gallup reported in their “Confidence in Institutions” report, Americans simply don’t trust newspapers, public schools or... Read more »

yesterday

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LDS missionaries in some countries no longer required to purchase suit coats

The Mormon Newsroom posted a blog Thursday announcing that missionaries in certain countries are no longer required to purchase a suit coat. Read more »

yesterday

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Utah senators seeking support for federal religious freedom legislation

Utah senators are calling on other lawmakers to preserve current federal law and support proposed legislation to protect religious liberties for individuals and institutions in light of a U.S.... Read more »

yesterday

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One of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's biggest fans shares how music transformed his life

A video posted Wednesday by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir introduces one of its biggest fans, a man with developmental challenges whose life was changed by music. Read more »

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Desire to serve: Even a gunshot couldn't keep Nellie Leighton from being a missionary

Nellie Leighton is 96 years old, legally blind and was shot in the head in a shooting at the Family History Library in 1999. But she returned to the work, is still at it 16 years later and hopes to... Read more »

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LDS Church leaders release video Q&A discussing better Sunday observance

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a video of leaders addressing questions and encouraging members to strive for greater Sabbath day observance. Read more »

yesterday

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Katy Perry used to sing about God. Now she wants to buy a convent so she can sip green tea

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Katy Perry recently tried to buy a Catholic convent. OK, fine. But it doesn't fit in line with the rest of her religious history. Read more »

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Anglican head expresses concern about Episcopal vote on gay marriage

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion, has expressed deep concern about the stress that the Episcopal Church’s vote on gay marriage might cause to some in the... Read more »

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Elder Ballard, other LDS Church leaders explain need for better Sabbath day observance in new video

A question-and-answer video released Thursday on MormonNewsroom.org encourages members to improve Sabbath day observance. Read more »

yesterday

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Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest

Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his... Read more »

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Winton's rescue of Jewish children revealed after 50 years

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"Is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?" asked the presenter of the popular BBC magazine program "That's Life". Read more »

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Defending the Faith: Treasures in earthen vessels

It's easy to romanticize other times, when (we imagine) things were simpler and clearer. But this is our time. And the good old days weren't all that different, anyway. Read more »

yesterday

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Worshippers attend Utah Showcase at Salt Lake Tabernacle for Episcopal Conference

Worshippers gathered at the Salt Lake Tabernacle for the Utah Showcase on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, as part of the Episcopal Church’s 78th Conference. The showcase presented cultural... Read more »

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As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing... Read more »

yesterday

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Episcopal Church becomes third Protestant denomination to adopt rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies

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The Episcopal Church, during its convention in Salt Lake City, voted Wednesday afternoon to adopt rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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LDS Church donates to Utah Pride Center's efforts to feed homeless youths

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated to the Utah Pride Center's efforts to provide breakfasts for homeless youths, the center announced Wednesday. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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All faiths invited to join prayer for Nepal at Tibetan temple

People of all faiths are invited to join in a three-day, nonstop prayer for Nepal at the traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple at 740 S. 300 West. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Stephen Rockwood named new FamilySearch president and CEO

FamilySearch International announced Wednesday that president and chief executive officer Dennis Brimhall is retiring and Stephen T. Rockwood has been selected to take his place starting Oct. 1. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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