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Catholic archbishop speaks at BYU, says U.S. liberty depends on moral people

The archbishop of Philadelphia spoke at BYU about concerns shared by the Catholic and Mormon communities.

'His paths are righteous' — Elder Cook speaks to young adults in Logan area

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks to young adults in the Logan, Utah, area. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »

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Book review: Young widow's memoir presents a poignant look at overcoming grief

Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »

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Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

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Deseret News National Edition explores Sundance's impact on the community

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City. Its mission is to discover, support and inspire independent film and theater artists to tell their stories and provide an opportunity for... Read more »

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Book review: 'Pierced by Love' is a clean romance about forgiveness, families

When Noelle is dumped by her boyfriend in favor of her sister, she finds an unexpected friend in Pierce, her former home teacher. This friendship helps both heal the wounds of their pasts, while... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Reader voices: The loss of a dog

I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Bible wars among scholarly tribes

Can the Bible be used as a source for the history of Israel and the Middle East before the Babylonian exile? Some recent scholars have said no. Other scholars (not all of them religious) have... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Pope Francis and America’s shifting views toward Catholics

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Did you catch the shoutout to Pope Francis during President Obama’s State of the Union address? It’s only the third time in history that’s happened. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Defending the Faith: A tribute to heroes in the kingdom

One of the most impressive things about the LDS Church is the willingness of many Saints — even after they have society's permission to relax and enjoy their retirement — to work, to... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Faith, friends and football: Stanford linebacker shares LDS conversion story

Stanford linebacker Lane Veach recently related his conversion story in an interview with the Deseret News. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

The first U.N. General Assembly meeting Thursday on anti-Semitism sparked calls for global action to combat the rising hatred of Jews and a surprising denunciation from the world's 57 Islamic... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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What’s God got to do with football devotion? Plenty

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Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s overtime pass into the end zone on Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championship victory and a trip to the Super Bowl? Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Japan faces deadline to free Islamic State hostages

The deadline to pay ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group was fast approaching Friday, as the mother of one of the captives appealed for her son's rescue. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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A Baptist minister from South Carolina calls the Ten Commandments 'sayings' instead of mandates

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A Baptist minister is in hot water after preaching a sermon that called the Ten Commandments sayings or promises rather than mandates. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Iraqi Torah scroll makes mysterious journey to Jerusalem

A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Flogging of Saudi blogger delayed again on medical grounds; sentenced to 1,000 lashes

The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said Thursday, a move that comes amid mounting... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lines

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There was no unified response from religious communities to the House GOP's canceled plan to vote on a post-20 weeks abortion ban. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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The religious politics of abortion are more nuanced than we think

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Abortion politics are never very far beneath the surface in American life, but every year around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, handed down Jan. 22,... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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LDS mission president's wife dies

Sister Carol Hansen, wife of Salt Lake City Mission President Stephen Hansen, died unexpectedly Wednesday. She had been fulfilling a dream by serving her first mission for The Church of Jesus... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Have we found the oldest manuscript of Mark's Gospel? An ancient mummy mask may have the answer

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Is a papyrus fragment found in a "mummy mask" the oldest manuscript of Mark's Gospel? The news has created global excitement — and skepticism. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

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President Barack Obama may stand out for how often he includes the word "god" in his State of the Union addresses, but many people of faith were dissatisfied by his omission of the poor Tuesday night. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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What's new: 'A Refuge from the Storm' by President Packer shares about the priesthood, family and church

President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church, explains different principles and aspects of the gospel in the recent book “A Refuge from the Storm:... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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New Harmony: Gospel truth blooms where it will bloom

As Mormons, we have a fondness for saying, “Bring the good you already have and we will add to it.” We’re more cautious about saying “Bring the good you already have and add... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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LDS dad among finalists for Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest

Jason Johnson enjoys spending time with his family, and for the past three years, entering Doritos' Super Bowl commercial contest has been an opportunity to do just that. But this year, the video... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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