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Wheaton provost apologizes to Larycia Hawkins; she's leaving

Larycia Hawkins has announced in a joint statement with the college that she will leave.

New York Times best-selling author talks inspiration from Harry Potter, Star Wars and the Bible

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YA author Rainbow Rowell talks about how her new book, "Carry On," references Harry Potter and other "chosen one" stories. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: 'War Room' draws battle lines with Satan and secularism

Film critics tend to take a dim view of “message movies,” especially when the message concerns religion, repentance and such. And a similar thing has happened with "War Room." Read more »

Oct. 10, 2015

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Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast

Pope Francis directed the attention of the world's bishops to real-world crises Friday by denouncing the escalation of conflicts in Syria and Iraq and urging greater diplomacy to end the... Read more »

Oct. 9, 2015

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Ten Commandments out, but prayer still in for Oklahoma

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As crews quietly removed a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma state capitol grounds earlier this week, another skirmish over religious expression resurfaced. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2015

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UTubers: Jenny Oaks Baker performs tribute to religious freedom in music video

In her latest video, Jenny Oaks Baker pays tribute to religion and portrays the blessings that come from worshiping. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Muslims prepare for weekend of anti-Islam protests

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Muslim leaders and anti-bigotry activists are girding for a weekend of protests — some billed as “open-carry events” — by groups known for their anti-Muslim views. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Netanyahu prohibits Israeli parliament from visiting Temple Mount

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (Oct. 8) prohibited all of the country’s parliamentarians from visiting the Temple Mount, a contentious site holy to both Jews and Arabs. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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US, Canadian denominations to sign mutual recognition pact

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Two of North America’s most liberal Protestant church groups have teamed up and agreed to recognize each other’s members, ministers and sacraments. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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A funny thing happened in that Joke with the Pope contest …

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The Joke with the Pope contest is over and the winner is … a rabbi. And that’s no joke. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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100,000 students bring Bibles to school for #BringYourBible day

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Oct. 8 was called "Bring Your Bible to School Day" — a day when thousands of students were asked to bring their bibles to school to promote religious freedom. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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No ‘therapy,’ but Jesus can change LGBT lives, say evangelical leaders

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Evangelical leaders spoke out against “reparative” mental health therapy for LGBT people Tuesday (Oct. 6) but still called on them to “change,” saying that only through... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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Religious or not, many Americans see a creator’s hand

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You don’t have to believe in God or identify with any religion to see a creator’s hand in human life and morality, suggests a new survey. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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Pope Francis’ visit boosted the church. The pope himself? Not so much

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Pope Francis’ first U.S. visit gave his already-high favorability ratings only a modest bounce with most Americans — and no bounce at all among Catholics. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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Pastor braves South Carolina floodwaters to rescue floating caskets

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We all remember the story of Noah, saving animals two by two. Well, this pastor just did something similar. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol

Workers have started to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: The 'death' of faith may be exaggerated; believers still outnumber those who don't

Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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California governor signs right-to-die legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday making California the fifth state in the nation to recognize a right to die for terminally ill patients, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod

Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by God. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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About Utah: Enlightened teaching from a former Buddhist monk

Wijitha Bandara, a former Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, teaches religion at Salt Lake Community College in an enlightening way. Read more »

Oct. 4, 2015

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Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting

Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church... Read more »

Oct. 4, 2015

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Eid al-Adha brings Muslims and community leaders together

Thousands of years ago, as the Koran has it, a man named Abraham was ready to sacrifice his only son as God — Allah — had commanded. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2015

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'Music and the Spoken Word': A light unto my path

Many decades ago, on quiet mornings before school and work, a sleepy young family gathered for a few minutes in the living room of their modest home to pray together and talk about eternal things. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: The casting of lots in ancient Israel

When Matthias was chosen as an apostle to replace Judas Iscariot, he was selected by the casting of lots. Although this practice seems odd to us and evidently isn't followed today, it's not quite... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2015

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Clerk jailed over gay marriage says pope encouraged her

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Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met briefly with Pope Francis during his historic U.S. visit, an encounter she said validates her crusade against gay marriage. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2015

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Churches step in after feds drop Fugitive Safe Surrender

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The first people that fugitives encountered when they surrendered themselves on a humid September weekend weren’t cops, judges, marshals or anyone else associated with the criminal justice... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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Pope: Those who covered up sexual abuse ‘are guilty’

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People who cover up clerical sexual abuse should be considered guilty, and God will judge priests who are unrepentant about committing such crimes, Pope Francis told journalists at the end of his... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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Pope Francis meets with sex-abuse victims, promises to hold accountable those responsible

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Pope Francis met with victims of child sexual abuse Sunday on the final day of his U.S. visit and promised to hold accountable those responsible for the scandal in the church, delivering a powerful... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Inspired by Pope Francis, 360 volunteers minister to homeless people

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Most people here came to see Pope Francis. Patty Disney came to see George Spellman. Spellman, who said he is in his sixties, is not a world leader or a celebrity. He is a homeless man, living on... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Families at heart of Pope Francis' farewell Mass in America

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Famiilies came from around the world to hear Pope Francis speak of "little gestures" and tenderness that forge strong, faithful families. Sunday, they packed a Philadelphia parkway and surrounding... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Throngs fill Benjamin Franklin Parkway for pope’s final US Mass

They came in their Sunday best and their Saturday night lace; in priestly collars and T-shirt collars, in ethnic dress and ones specially made. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Pope Francis joins hundreds of thousands for Mass

Pope Francis joined hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday for the last and biggest event of his joyful, six-day U.S. visit — a Mass on Philadelphia's grandest boulevard — after... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia to celebrate family

Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit — a festive weekend devoted to celebrating Catholic families — and immediately called... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: A supernatural starburst in Seattle

If you’re ever in Seattle, and if you’re ever down on Broadway for a stroll, stroll into the little Quest Bookshop. It’s small but pressure packed. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2015

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LDS Church dismisses 'blood moon' worries

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2015

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Dalai Lama cancels University of Utah speech, other U.S. dates

The Dalai Lama will not speak at the University of Utah or be able to meet any of his other October appointments in the United States because of medical considerations, university officials... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2015

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Chris Hicks: The way Hollywood shows heaven in the movies is far from heavenly

There have been a lot of movies in the history of cinema that have had the audacity to depict what heaven might be like, and some are quite entertaining. But they’re more fanciful fantasies... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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After finally meeting the pope, John Boehner announces his retirement

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House Speaker John Boehner announced his retirement from Congress on Friday, just hours after he finally met Pope Francis. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Transcript of pope’s UN speech Friday, Sept. 25

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Official translation of Pope Francis’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) in New York. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Who works social media for the pope? A couple of Americans

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Earlier this year, two Villanova University students went to Rome to do social media for one of the most recognizable faces on Earth: Pope Francis. But this week, the pope is coming to them. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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At 9/11 site, pope prays with Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists and Hindus

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Pope Francis embraced survivors of 9/11 in the footprints of the Twin Towers, then prayed for peace at an interfaith service beside the last column of steel salvaged from the fallen skyscrapers. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is switching parties to become a Republican because she feels abandoned by Democrats

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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World conference ends with call for all faiths to band together to promote joyful family

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Christian families can band together, even across faith borders, to bring gospel message and joy to their families and to a world that needs light and leaven, say evangelist Rev. Rick Warren and... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Check out the 3,000-year-old discovery that dates back to the days of King David and Solomon

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A 10-year-old volunteer just discovered a 3,000-year-old seal that may date back to the days of King David and Solomon. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Dalai Lama cancels US events for health reasons, including U. visit

The University of Colorado says it has been informed that the Dalai Lama has canceled U.S. appearances next month following a checkup at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Pope Francis set to bring his message to world leaders at UN

From the world stage of the United Nations to an inner-city school, Pope Francis is emphasizing themes that have shaped his popular papacy as he packs in encounters with the powerful and the poor... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Pope decries environmental damage, then visits ground zero

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In a day of both forceful words and eloquent silence, Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Friday to decry the destruction of the environment through the "selfish and boundless thirst"... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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How not to panic about possibly meeting Pope Francis

The pope has arrived. What do we do? Hugs? Selfies? Curtsies? How formal should we be with a man who telephones average people out of the blue and accepts pizza deliveries in the popemobile? Should... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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President Eyring, Pope Francis Vatican speeches part of new interfaith book on marriage, family

Speeches by Pope Francis, President Henry B. Eyring and Rick Warren at the Vatican's November 2014 conference on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage are part of a new book launched... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Much of Pope Francis' speech resonates with Utah congressional delegation

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is using Pope Francis' visit and his words on religious freedom to call out President Barack Obama. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Embrace immigrants, Pope Francis urges Congress

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Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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