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Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

Robert Redford is in talks to portray Oral Roberts in biopic

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Known for his breakout movie role as the "Sundance Kid," and now as the impresario of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, actor/director Robert Redford is in talks to play the late Pentecostal... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

Pope Francis delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage Sunday, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations, praying solemnly at Israel's... Read more »

May 25, 2014

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Pope, patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church

Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians prayed together Sunday inside the Jerusalem church that symbolizes their divisions, calling their historic meeting a step... Read more »

May 25, 2014

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Pope opens Mideast trip lamenting Syrian conflict

Pope Francis called on Saturday for an "urgent" end to the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis it has spawned as he opened a three-day trip to the Middle East. Read more »

May 24, 2014

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5 things to watch for during pope's Mideast trip

Pope Francis' trip to the Middle East offers a host of symbolically important — and potentially problematic — moments, from the gifts he'll receive to the venues he'll visit and words... Read more »

May 24, 2014

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Vatican media chief says the church can’t ignore social media

The Vatican’s chief media strategist says the Catholic Church cannot ignore the opportunities for evangelization that the Internet offers. Read more »

May 23, 2014

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Palestine refugees hope Pope Francis will highlight plight

Pope Francis will spend less than half an hour in this Palestinian refugee camp during a jam-packed Holy Land tour this weekend, but residents hope even a brief visit will shine a light on what... Read more »

May 22, 2014

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Musical exchange allows for 'sharing of gifts' between Mormons, other faiths

A musical exchange allows for BYU students and non-LDS congregations to share gifts. Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Vatican says bank needs 'corrective measures'

The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Monday that "corrective measures" were necessary at the Holy See's troubled bank to continue the path toward financial transparency and compliance with... Read more »

May 19, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: The supposed 'war' between religion and science and its casualties

Is there really a "war" between science and religion? On the whole, no. But to the extent that one exists or is thought to exist, it harms both religion and science. Read more »

May 17, 2014

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Christian blogger reminds others that they are not forgotten

Christian blogger Sarah Bessey was losing faith in God's love for her when she heard four words that changed her life: "You are not forgotten." Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Pope's trip to Holy Land stirs diplomatic dilemmas

When Pope Francis sets foot in the Holy Land next week, he'll be treading on diplomatic eggshells at virtually every stop. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Antonio Banderas may be cast as Pope Francis in biopic

Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff. Read more »

May 15, 2014

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Cambodian Buddhists hope fundraiser will help pay for new temple

Members of the Cambodian Buddhist community in Utah will sell Cambodian food during the Living Traditions festival to raise funds for the new Utah Cambodian Community Buddhist Temple. Read more »

May 15, 2014

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Utah's spiritual leaders bless hands that heal

Various faith leaders convened Thursday to bless the hands of physicians and staff at St. Mark's Hospital. Read more »

May 15, 2014

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Pope Francis will take rabbi and Muslim leader with him to Holy Land

Pope Francis will be accompanied on his first visit to the Middle East by Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud. Read more »

May 15, 2014

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Jew, Muslim join pope's delegation in Holy Land

A rabbi and a Muslim leader will join Pope Francis on his upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the first time an official papal delegation has included members of other faiths, the Vatican said Thursday. Read more »

May 15, 2014

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NJ students attend Mormon Prom for a 'modest' celebration

Hundreds of teens from North Jersey gathered in Morristown on Saturday, May 10, for a night celebrating modesty — the eighth annual “Mormon Prom.” Read more »

May 14, 2014

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English fashion designer launches updated clerical line for women

A London-trained fashion designer has launched a new range of clerical wear for women in the Church of England. Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Anti-Semitism a global concern, ADL poll says

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The largest-ever global survey of attitudes towards Jews reveals anti-Semitism to be a problem second only to bias against Muslims, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The Middle East and... Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Satanism tests boundaries of religious expression at Harvard

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A club at Harvard recently planned a black mass. But how have religious leaders felt about it? And what about the Catholic community? Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Pope OKs miracle for Paul VI in sainthood process

Pope Paul VI, who did much to modernize the Roman Catholic Church but pronounced a ban on artificial contraception which was widely defied by the faithful, has moved a step closer to sainthood with... Read more »

May 10, 2014

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Vatican calls for release of kidnapped Nigerian girls

The Vatican issued an urgent appeal Thursday, May 8, for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Read more »

May 9, 2014

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HGTV cancels reality show after Christian co-stars' are labeled 'anti-gay, anti-Choice extremists'

The Benham brothers issued a statement on their Facebook page early Thursday saying they are “saddened” by HGTV’s decision. Read more »

May 9, 2014

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New foundation promotes religious freedom as good for business

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A leading expert on the global religious landscape has launched a new venture that will enlist business leaders and trade groups from around the world in an ambitious effort to enhance economic... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2014

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