The unforgettable story of Olympian and American war hero Louis Zamperini will be told on the big screen.
The McPherson family of Stevensville, Montana, plants five acres of potatoes on their family farm to be given away to food banks, church groups and families across the state. They hope their... Read more »
Catholic Community Services of Utah hosted its 29th annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner in Salt Lake City Thursday evening, honoring Jon and Mary Kaye Huntsman, Elder L. Tom and Sister Barbara Perry,... Read more »
Israel's prime minister blamed "militant Islamic incitement" for growing tensions in Jerusalem, especially at a contested holy site that was ringed Friday by hundreds of Israeli riot police as... Read more »
Months after documents showed it had concealed the sexual abuse of children by priests for decades, the Archdiocese of Chicago released files Thursday on about three dozen more abusive clergy... Read more »
Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims flocked Tuesday to an Iraqi holy city for the peak of a 10-day religious ritual amid tight security over fears of sectarian attacks — the first time... Read more »
The Oscar winner's characterization of Moses as "schizophrenic" and "barbaric" conjure fears of another "inaccurate" biblical epic. Read more »
The Day of the Dead, held Nov. 1 and 2, has deep cultural, historical and spiritual roots. Read more »
The Kurds are little known in the West, and often mistreated in the Middle East. They have a fascinating though difficult history, and they're very much in the news again. Read more »
Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit. Read more »
More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a... Read more »
Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical on the rights of the poor, the injustices of unemployment, and the need for environmental protection Tuesday, saying he's not preaching... Read more »
A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. Read more »
The Salt Lake Krishna temple will celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Saturday with dancing, chanting, food and fireworks. Read more »
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. Read more »
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which... Read more »
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to... Read more »
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of... Read more »
Isaac Luria is one of the pivotal names in the history of Jewish thought, but he remains rather obscure. But his impact has been felt even by non-Jewish Hollywood stars and pop singers. Read more »
The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English. Read more »
Salt Lake's bishop warns against jumping to conclusions in the wake of discussions about the Catholic Church's ministry to divorcees, cohabitating couples and gay people. Read more »
Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are... Read more »
Yemen's 2011 Arab Spring revolt began with a nucleus of young men and women, a mix of socialists, secularists and moderate Islamists. In the capital's "Change Square," they launched their sit-in... Read more »
Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Nobel 1970) said a country with a great writer is a country with a second government. That may sound self-serving; but it holds a morsel of truth. Read more »
Has there been a friend whose thoughtfulness made your world a more peaceful place this year? Read more »
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to... Read more »
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