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LDS Church releases statement on construction of Rome Italy Temple

The LDS Church released a statement Thursday regarding the construction of the Rome Italy Temple.

Family motto helps LDS couple put parenting ahead of successful business

The Puj Tub hit the market at the end of 2009. Since then, Ben and Katie Richardson have worked to put family first while running a successful business. 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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Picturing history: Wilford Woodruff baptismal site

Wilford Woodruff was baptized on Dec. 31, 1833, in Grindstone Creek near the site where it flows under present-day CR 28 in Oswego County, New York. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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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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