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'Unbroken' faith: The religious journey of Olympian, war hero Louis Zamperini

The unforgettable story of Olympian and American war hero Louis Zamperini will be told on the big screen.

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: New Christmas traditions ease stress, put focus on Christ

In the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we somehow lose the entire purpose of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Christ. Read more »

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Christmas without Jesus

Christmas is about Jesus. But not always. More now than ever before, it seems, Christmas is not about Jesus. Our society is celebrating Christmas without Jesus. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: BYU's Men Chorus shares one family's story of finding hope through Jesus Christ

The first minute of the BYU Men’s Chorus’ new video seems to be a simple performance, but the video goes on to unexpectedly tell a touching story of the Shumways, who lost their baby... Read more »

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How Pope Francis’ diplomacy may change everything, not just US-Cuba relations

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Pope Francis is being hailed around the world — and criticized by some in the U.S. — for his pivotal role in brokering the historic breakthrough in relations between Washington and Havana. Read more »

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Idaho's new Catholic leader meets followers

The Rev. Peter F. Christensen, Idaho's next Catholic bishop, has set an assignment for himself even before he assumes his office: Learn Spanish. Read more »

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5 ways God can save your marriage

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Wondering how faith in God can help your marriage? Here are five big ways as told by recent studies. Read more »

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Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy

Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. Read more »

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Tired of interruptions, one priest found the best way to silence all cellphones

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A Roman Catholic priest in Naples, Italy, is fed up with the sound of cellphones interrupting masses and funerals. His answer? Install a cellphone jammer. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: A modern witness to the baby born in Bethlehem

As it should be, Joseph Smith's birthday on Dec. 23 is far overshadowed by celebrations of Christmas. But he remains enormously important, not least because his life and mission confirm the truth... Read more »

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'A light on the hill': Las Vegas Nevada Temple reaches 25-year milestone

It's been 25 years since LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple. Read more »

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How would LDS be affected by renewed US-Cuba relations?

President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday about normalizing relations with Cuba led LDS Church members to think about the possibility of missionary work in that country, where the faith has... Read more »

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Visiting minister urges unity among Christians

The Rev. John Jenkins of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Maryland visited local evangelical leaders to encourage them in their work of unity among Christian churches. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Has Hollywood found new respect for the Bible and believers? Not really

The release of this year’s two expensive biblical epics, “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” gives the appearance that Hollywood has found new respect for the Bible... Read more »

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15 Bible verses to strengthen your relationship with God

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Have you ever felt your relationship with God growing more distant and unfamiliar with the passing of time? These verses will remind you of the power of faith. Read more »

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Tango, cake and food for the poor greet Pope Francis on his birthday

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What do you give the pontiff who has no material needs? Pope Francis' 78th birthday was marked Wednesday by a tango demonstration in St. Peter's Square, birthday cake, handmade cards from children... Read more »

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Public menorah displays celebrate 40 years of lighting Hanukkah for all

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Four decades of public Menorah displays — showing the eight-branch candelabra to communities around the world — have kindled understanding of a Jewish holiday for many, advocates say. Read more »

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Students' moving video on the Christmas truce of 1914 shows power of faith and hope

Several Brigham Young University students worked together to release a video featuring the Christmas truce that took place during World War I on Christmas Eve 100 years ago. Read more »

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Rabbi David Saperstein confirmed as U.S. ambasssador for religious freedom in midst of chaotic Congress

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While Congress moved bills on federal spending last weekend, it also approved the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, a post vacant since... Read more »

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Little Lamb: A babe in white linen on white stone

Last year, I began to feel that I should attempt a Nativity painting. This of course was a very daunting idea, but I figured the best place to start was with research. Read more »

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Wright Words: 'Christmas Jars' movement celebrates 10 years and millions of dollars

Based on the number of books in print, the stories submitted to the website, and the average amount per jar ($200), the Christmas Jars movement has given away nearly $15,000,000 in spare change. Read more »

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Picturing history: San Pedro River, Cochise County, Arizona

In December 1846, the Mormon Battalion was journeying west along the United States-Mexico border. Journals say that on Dec. 9, 1846, they reached the San Pedro River flowing north out of Sonora (in... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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From the Homefront: Coming to the throne of grace

Christmas is a season of grace, a time to reckon with ourselves and with others, boldly forgiving, boldly asking forgiveness and remembering that the Giver of good gifts made it all possible. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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What's new: 'The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity' shares the history of the Bay Area's Temple Hill

In conjunction with the Oakland Temple's 50th anniversary, Deseret Book has published "The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity," a beautiful hard-bound book worthy of space on the bookshelf of any... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Share light with others, governor says at Hanukkah event

Rabbi Benny Zippel, of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, joined Gov. Gary Herbert and other dignitaries for a menorah lighting ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Two LDS temples will be closing for extensive renovations

Two LDS temples are scheduled to close for over a year starting in 2015, for renovations. The Freiberg Germany Temple is scheduled to close on Feb. 9, 2015 through May 2016. And the Idaho Falls... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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