Pope Francis' brand is so popular that almost anything associated with him is a potent marketing opportunity.
Members of several faiths are asking Utahns to show their support of religious freedom and the Muslim community. Read more »
A European financial crimes watchdog on Tuesday (Dec. 15) called on the Vatican to prosecute those caught money laundering, stating the Holy See must act to ensure the success of its financial... Read more »
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be given opportunities to share their spiritual gifts in worship, accommodation experts said. Read more »
Cameron Hemphill, owner of SACS Furniture in Salt Lake City, looks over one of 60 tables the furniture business donated to Catholic Community Services on Tuesday. According to Hemphill, Catholic... Read more »
U.S. House Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke Monday with a Muslim congregation at the Khadeeja Mosque, addressing their concerns about the faith being misperceived nationwide in light of... Read more »
Some 200 people took part in a rally Friday outside the Logan Islamic Center as a demonstration of solidarity with Cache Valley's Muslim community. The event brought together community members,... Read more »
Simmone Spitzberg-Hofstein admires her balloon sword made by Jeremy Telford during a Hanukkah party hosted at Temple Har Shalom in Park City on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Read more »
Pope Francis is an example to others about how to ignore the cultural wars going on all around us. Read more »
On Monday's "Late Show," host Stephen Colbert spoke on what many considered "prayer shaming" after recent tragedies. Read more »
The debate over religious freedom still rages more than 200 years after the First Amendment was ratified. The amendment was created to protect all religious institutions, not just the popular ones. Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with a chorus of near-universal condemnation from across the country and around... Read more »
In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, Noor Ul-Hasan, a Utah Muslim involved in community, political and interfaith activities in Utah, contemplated no longer wearing a headscarf. "I'm tired... Read more »
Hanukkah began on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 6, and will conclude on Monday, Dec. 14. Read more »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set off an uproar in Israel on Sunday after warning that the country, through its continued West Bank occupation, will become a "binational state." Read more »
The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are... Read more »
A Jewish synagogue’s menorah was stolen just before Hanukkah began Sunday, the second time in three years someone has desecrated its sacred candelabrum. Read more »
Hanukkah observances in Utah begin Sunday with a menorah lighting at the state Capitol. Other public festivities include a menorah lighting prior to a Utah Jazz game to a fire show and menorah... Read more »
University of Utah students wrap presents for refugee families at Catholic Community Services in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »
In an interview with the Deseret News, filmmaker Jared Hess discussed his career, making movies with his wife, a special mentor and his new film, "Don Verdean." Read more »
In his seventh floor speech about religious liberty, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, spoke about how religion brought tangible benefits to society. Read more »
Christians and other religious groups are being tortured and killed in many parts of the world, and the collective outrage in the United States to this clearly non-trivial reality isn’t... Read more »
Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country's Christian... Read more »
Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where... Read more »
Some Christians say they’re tired of being made into the bad guys. They’re tired of being called the bigots, the haters. Read more »
New research attempts to narrow down who deserves the label "evangelical Christian." Read more »
U.S. Catholic leaders have announced plans to address pornography use among church members. Read more »
Thomas Moore has mastered the art of living in the present moment. His mind doesn’t race ahead or drift off. He listens attentively, monitors his emotions and remains open to any and all... Read more »
Samuel Sartori waited in the rain with hundreds of fellow Muslims, as police searched bags and patted down bodies ahead of Friday (Nov. 20) prayers at the city’s Grand Mosque. Read more »
A scientific paper indicates global fire patterns vary "based on the day of the week — with considerably fewer fires globally on Sundays than on other days," according to The Washington Post.... Read more »
A new dating app for Muslims hopes to enjoy similar success as JDate and Christian Mingle. Read more »
As France struggles to accommodate a restive Muslim community with terrorist elements, a report issued this week details growing hostility within Britain toward this country’s 2.7 million... Read more »
Pixar, the computer animation studio beloved for its kid-friendly fare such as “Finding Nemo” and “Inside Out,” is not known for taking on religious themes. Read more »
The Science for Seminaries project provides financial support and advisers to seminaries working to equip their students with scientific knowledge. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has "not ruled out" the possibility of blocking Syrian refugees from being resettled in Utah, according to spokesman Jon Cox. Read more »
A very old, little mosque in the United Arab Emirates offers insights into the transition between Israel's "tabernacle in the wilderness" and the grand temple of Solomon. Read more »
Are you really grateful for the good stuff that comes into your life? Do you even recognize it? Maybe you should make a top-10 gratitude list. Read more »
Podcasts help the religious "imagine being in church," according to Slate. These are some of the most popular faith-based ones. Read more »
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah explained how the courts, the Obama administration, and state legislatures are the three institutions "undermining the vitality of religious life in our country" in a floor... Read more »
Before actress Zooey Deschanel wed Jacob Pechenik in June, she "made a grand gesture" by converting to Judaism, according to Us Weekly. Read more »
The head of a national Republican Jewish activist group predicted on Tuesday (Nov. 10) that dissatisfaction with the Iran nuclear deal will increase the GOP’s share of the Jewish vote in 2016. Read more »
Over the weekend, social media sites were buzzing with debates over Starbucks holiday cup design. Read more »
A city outside of Detroit just made local and national history by voting in the first-ever Muslim-majority council. Read more »
Construction experts believe 2016 will bring a surge in religion-related building projects. Read more »
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care Act. It marks the second time the high court will address the ACA's contraception mandate. The... Read more »
First Presbyterian Church is opening its doors to the community for screenings of the Rev. Billy Graham's latest DVD, "My Hope," a message on the hope of heaven. Participants are encouraged to... Read more »
Reading about St. Faustina, I thought how the old folks at home used to say, “Mercy, mercy, mercy” and “Lord, have mercy.” No one says mercy much anymore. But if Pope... Read more »
Many veterans experience "moral injury," or guilt and shame over things they saw or did in war. Churches are uniquely positioned to help vets heal from moral injury, but uninformed efforts to help... Read more »
Patients rarely know the stories of the health care staff, according to St. Mark's Hospital Chaplain Saundra Shanti, which is why she created a portrait and vignette display of hospital employees. Read more »
One pastor paused before his turn to speak, took a breath and said: “As a white, male, evangelical pastor on this panel, I guess I represent everything that is wrong.” Read more »
Despite intense opposition from some conservatives and new revelations of financial scandals in the Vatican, Pope Francis is at peace with the reformist course he has set for the Catholic Church. Read more »
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