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Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans contend brutally... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Tree veneration in India and the Bible

Studying the Hindu traditions of India can shed light on ancient rituals described in the Bible but now long dead. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems

When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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God will give you more than you can handle, I guarantee it

When I realized the simple fact that God can — and will — give us more than we can possibly bear, it got easier. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty

Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Bishop Wester contemplates personal 'reform' as player in immigration debate

The day after the Vatican's announcement that Bishop John C. Wester will become the 12th archbishop of Santa Fe, the leader of Utah's Catholics shared his personal reflections in the ongoing debate... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Utah's Catholic bishop named archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pope Francis has named Bishop John C. Wester, leader of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, the new archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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'As great as hosting the Olympics': Utah's faith leaders prepare for world religions parliament

Hundreds of Utah’s faithful convened Saturday for an “interactive preview” of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, which Salt Lake City will host this October. Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Preview event this weekend for global religious summit in Salt Lake

This weekend local dignitaries will host an event in anticipation of this fall's Parliament of the World's Religions. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'A family of faith': First Congregational Church celebrates its 150th anniversary

First Congregational Church celebrates its familial legacy and the congregation's impact on the community over the past 150 years. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Nurtured by church, Vietnamese immigrants eagerly await pope

Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Episcopal bishops' long-planned trip to Cuba takes on character of 'diplomatic mission'

The Episcopal Church's 78th annual General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer could determine Episcopal Church in Cuba's return to the Episcopal Church, says the Right Rev. Scott Hayashi of... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Influx of Christian programming at Easter prompts mixed reactions

A look at how "Finding Jesus," "Killing Jesus" and "A.D." fared among mainstream and Christian audiences. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. sisters under the social... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Israeli researchers say attacks against Jews spiked in 2014

Jewish communities around the world faced an "explosion of hatred" last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Pope's 3-nation South America trip set for July 6-12

Church officials say Pope Francis' trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay is set for July 6-12. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Amidst all the terrible news from the Middle East, something beautiful and significant: In 2007, a new masterpiece of Islamic architecture was completed in the United Arab Emirates —... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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5 major world religions: How do they worship?

What does worship look like for the five major world religions? Which religions observe a Sabbath and which worship in other ways? Read on to learn more. Judaism Sabbath for Jews is... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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A centennial of gathering and worship: First Buddhist temple in Utah celebrates 100th birthday

This year marks 100 years since the first Buddhist temple was organized in Utah. Today, more than 20 Buddhist congregations practicing various forms of the Asian religion now exist in Utah. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2012

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