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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.

Your guide to enjoying the Salt Lake Interfaith Season

"Everybody has a right to be, and if they come here they will be accepted for who they are," Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable vice chairwoman Josie Stone said on the first day of the 2015 Interfaith... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Wright Words: BYU freshman finds faith, 'tender mercies' after fall

Heather Burton was climbing her way to a valuable life lesson. The most important things we learn don’t always come in a classroom. They hit us when we least expect them — like on sunny... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Judge: FLDS leader's brothers can avoid child labor queries

Two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer questions about suspected child labor violations on a Utah pecan farm, a federal judge ruled... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Why the world needs rich Christians

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Christianity Today's Amy Becker writes that we need rich Christians. Here's why. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of their own choosing. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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A victory for religious liberty: Supreme Court allows Muslim inmates to grow beards

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Supporters of religious freedom say Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing a Muslim inmate in Arkansas to grow a beard is part of a continuing commitment by the high court to guarantee... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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David Archuleta blogs about life in the spotlight as an introvert

While Archuleta appears to be at ease behind a microphone, he recently expressed in a blog post on his website that other aspects of fame have placed him outside his comfort zone. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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5 people who say they've been to heaven

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What does heaven look like? We're not entirely sure, but these five people say they have some sort of idea. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Christian caveman finds God in Wilderness, South Africa

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Past the beach, down the overgrown train tracks and through a darkened tunnel sits Clifford’s Cave. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Rabbi Jack Moline to head the Interfaith Alliance

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Rabbi Jack Moline, a congregational rabbi who briefly led the nation’s top Jewish Democratic group, is the new head of the Interfaith Alliance, a staunch voice in Washington for the... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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LDS missionary collapses, dies during ward soccer activity

A healthy, athletic 20-year-old LDS Church missionary from Pasco, Wash., collapsed Friday night during a break in a ward soccer activity in Mexico. Efforts to resuscitate him failed. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Supreme Court rules for Muslim prisoner and religious freedom

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for a Muslim prisoner Tuesday, deciding he has a religious-freedom right to grow a half-inch beard. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

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Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting." Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Mormon designer shares goodness, has missionary opportunities through app and Instagram account

For the past 18 years, Rhonna Farrer has tried to incorporate her mantra, "uplift and inspire," into her work as an artist. Now she shares positive messages with more than 60,000 followers on... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis" has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest to pay for... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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22 online dating tips for Mormon YSA men

So you sent a smile to that girl? You swiped right and matched? And now you want to know what to do? Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Image of Asia: Hindus pray to wash away sins in the rivers

A Hindu man prays alongside other devotees at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers, on the morning of the new moon during the annual Magh Mela festival in... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting." Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Community rallies around former hoops star who suffered accident on her LDS mission

Kendal Levine was hit by a car in September while serving an LDS mission in Australia. Last Thursday, her alma mater honored her at a game against region rival Tooele. Fans for both teams embraced... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Dick Harmon: BYU football enlisting missionary prospects at a record rate

At least 16 football players who just finished or will soon conclude missionary service for the LDS faith will be counted upon to fill BYU's 2015 roster. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Pope: Charlie Hebdo 'punch' comment not a justification of violence

Pope Francis says he wasn't justifying violence when he said a friend who had cursed his mother could "expect a punch" in return. Rather, he says he was only expressing a very human response to a... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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LDS missionaries carol at mall in Ghana

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In Ghana — a nation of 25 million people designated as the most religious country in the world by the Pew Educational Trust in Philadelphia — the holiday tradition of Christmas caroling... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

Ask Angela: Student loan debt and marriage

He says her college debt is too much; considers ending the relationship. Angela offers advice. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Family history forges ties with biological family

A father and daughter on opposite coasts learn more about their wife and mother’s biological family’s genealogy. Their relationship with their family has grown in recent years, becoming... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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