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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.

Defending the Faith: How the Book of Mormon differs from 19th-century literature

An interesting 2002 article examines a mocking parody of the Book of Mormon and two books that often were proposed as Joseph Smith's sources for writing it, and argues that, while they are, in... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Judge calls Episcopal bishop in custody who hit and killed a bicyclist a threat to community

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Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook hit and killed a bicyclist on Dec. 28 while driving drunk. She faces four felony counts. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Vatican: Pope's Charlie Hebdo comments do not justify attack

Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith, in comments that the Vatican later said Friday did not mean justifying the attack... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Donny Osmond tells HuffPost Live why he shares his LDS faith with others

Donny Osmond spoke with HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd about his 50-year career and why he takes the time to share his faith with others. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Mormon critic John Dehlin says he'll face church disciplinary council

According to a press release issued Thursday by John Dehlin, his local LDS Church leader in Logan, Utah, has summoned him to disciplinary court on Jan. 25 for alleged apostasy. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Here’s the faith in the ‘American Sniper’ you won’t see in the film

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Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his life in the following order: God, country, family. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Pope begins final leg of Asia trip on provocative note

Pope Francis began his visit to Asia's largest Catholic nation Thursday with a provocative statement about one of Europe's largest Catholic nations: Referring to the Paris attacks, Francis said... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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It's not just Catholics who are awaiting Pope Francis' Philippines visit

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As Pope Francis travels to the Philippines on Thursday, it's not just the 81 million or so Roman Catholics in the nation who anticipate the visit. Other Christians, and even one Islamic group, say... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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In Sri Lanka, hoping for a touch from Pope Francis

They came to hear him, to see him. They came from mansions in Colombo, from concrete apartment buildings in Kandy, from little villages in the hills of Sri Lanka. And how could they not come? To... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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What's new: Second updated edition of 'Mapping Mormonism' released

This effort of more than 60 experts and scholars in fields from LDS Church history to economics was initially published in 2012 and the second edition of “Mapping Mormonism” has been... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: Rules for learning

I entered my daughter's preschool room and learned how I have not understood the rules of learning. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Philanthropist Ira Fulton extols the rewards of giving

Arizona businessman and philanthropist Ira A. Fulton was recently in Salt Lake City and talked in an interview with the Deseret News about his life and career. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Christian writer Margaret Feinberg shares breast cancer struggles and lessons on joy

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Vertigo. Anemia. Depression. Receding gums. Early menopause. A double mastectomy. These are just a few of the many terrors that Margaret Feinberg hid from the public after receiving a breast cancer... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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This week in history: The Nika Riots shake Constantinople

On Jan. 13, 532 A.D., violence exploded in Constantinople as over-taxed subjects fought to overthrow Emperor Justinian I. Justinian's wife, Theodora, and his best general, Belisarius, saved the... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Christian man shows church-appropriate dance moves from the Bible

Church Fuel, a church media production company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently released a video of church appropriate dance moves from the Bible. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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11 Bible verses for your secular friends

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Want to talk to others about the Bible? Here are 16 verses that your friends, whether religious, secular or spiritual, will find interesting. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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'How I lost and regained my faith': LDS man shares 18 lessons he learned

Rich Millar is featured in the latest "His Grace" video, created by the Mormon Channel. Millar originally posted his thoughts about returning to the LDS faith in a Facebook post last summer and... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Pope travels to war-torn north Sri Lanka, urges forgiveness

Pope Francis traveled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a deeply symbolic show of solidarity with the victims of the country's 25-year civil war and to urge forgiveness... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Israel paper cuts German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Paris march photo for modesty

A small Jewish ultra-Orthodox newspaper in Israel is making waves internationally for removing German Chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo of this week's Paris march out of modesty. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice in Sri Lanka on Tuesday at the start of a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Pope mania sweeps Philippines ahead of Pope Francis' visit

Well before Pope Francis' plane touches down in this Asian bastion of the Roman Catholic faith, Filipinos have been snapping their selfies beside his life-sized cutout image in churches and malls.... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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POPE WATCH: Muslim party welcomes pope's Sri Lanka visit

Pope Francis on Tuesday began a highly anticipated six-day visit to Asia that will also take him to the Philippines. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds: Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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