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Funeral for President Boyd K. Packer set for Friday; leaders share condolences

Members of the Utah and LDS faith community reacted to the news of the death of President Packer.

Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil

Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families... Read more »

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BYU conference explores what's next for religious freedom

Utah lawmakers found a compromise between anti-discrimination and religious freedom earlier this year, but left the sticky questions of public accommodations for another day. Read more »

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After fires, black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

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The leader of the National Baptist Convention, USA, says his member churches should “do everything that is humanly possible” to protect themselves — even if it means hiring armed... Read more »

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5 faith facts about Jim Webb: He’s mum about faith

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In the letter announcing his candidacy for president last week, Virginia Democrat Jim Webb said that “outside my faith and my family, my greatest love will always be for this amazing country... Read more »

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These airports want to help you draw closer to God

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According to the Pew Research Center, many of the busiest airports in the country have something in common beyond flight delays and lost baggage. Read more »

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Hundreds of thousands gather for pope Mass in South America

Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's... Read more »

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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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Healing underway in Greek Orthodox community

Metropolitan Isaiah says newest parish is here to stay, explains conflict that led to its creation. Read more »

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Pope Francis back on home turf for visit to 3 poor nations

Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, beginning a nine-day tour that will take him to three of the continent's poorest countries. Read more »

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Aisa topic of Pioneer lecture Thursday

This month’s Pioneers in Every Land lecture is titled “China, Japan and Utah: The Transnational Passages of a Mormon Family.” Read more »

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Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer announced

Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry

The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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10 of the Dalai Lama's most inspirational quotes

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As the Dalai Lama approaches his 80th birthday, take a look at some of his most inspirational messages. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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What you didn't know about The Salvation Army's 150 years of service

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Celebrating its 1865 founding this year, The Salvation Army's American branch balances social work with sermonizing as the evangelical church and Christian charity charts a future course. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Book review: 'Captain Moroni's Command' offers insights into the Book of Mormon's war chapters

"Captain Moroni's Command" offers a few valuable tactical insights on the Book of Mormon's war chapters by an expert in modern-day warfare and also includes maps by scholar John L. Sorenson. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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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 »

July 3, 2015

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Timeline: President Boyd K. Packer

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July 3, 2015

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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 »

July 3, 2015

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President Boyd K. Packer, champion of families, master teacher, resolute defender of LDS doctrine, dies at 90

President Boyd K. Packer, 90, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 45 years died Friday. His passing represents the... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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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 »

July 3, 2015

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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 »

July 2, 2015

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Not everyone has given up on God

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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 »

July 2, 2015

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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 »

July 2, 2015

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