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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts' vote to drop ban on gay adult leaders

The BSA's decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses.

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11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

Parts of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room, if not for the stained glass window depicting Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Photos: An archbishop's farewell to Salt Lake City

A mass was held Sunday in Spanish to bid farewell to Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: I can't move the mountain, but it always moves me

It didn’t feel like much of victory. And I think, even then, I probably suspected that most victories were hollow at heart, unless you won them for someone or something larger than yourself. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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How believers are embracing the use of new technology for religious purposes

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While one study found that some members of the Baptist Church are comfortable using technology for religion, other studies have unearthed consequences of such usage. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Masses, public celebration planned for Salt Lake's outgoing Catholic Bishop John C. Wester

Two Masses and a public reception are planned to thank and wish farewell to the Most Rev. John C. Wester, whom Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Pope to bishops: Denounce corruption, stop ordering the faithful around

Pope Francis has told bishops to strongly denounce corruption and to act more like pastors than "pilots" telling the faithful what to do. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Pope canonizes 2 saints from 19th-century Palestine

Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th-century Palestine on Sunday in hope of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Pope calls Palestinian leader 'angel of peace' during visit

Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians as it... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Nun who kissed Elvis helps answer abbey's prayers

Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Marketing Amish-made furniture online

Jim Miller and his wife, Linse, have found a unique business niche, one that makes perfect sense when you think of Sarasota as a southern outpost for the nation's Amish and Mennonite communities. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Blessing of the Hands aims for 'healing the healers' of St. Mark's Hospital

The Blessing of the Hands is a ceremony held annually by St. Mark's Hospital, where caregivers may choose to have their hands blessed by religious leaders from a variety of faiths and denominations... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Family Promise unites religions in Utah

On Wednesday, Family Promise celebrated 20 years of assisting homeless families and uniting faiths. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Pope: God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Religious, community leaders dedicate Utah's first hospice for the homeless

After a long journey to find the resources needed to create a homeless hospice, the INN Between held its ribbon-cutting and house-blessing ceremony Monday. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Photos: Bringing reverence through music

The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine present Charles Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile and W. A. Mozart's Te Deum during a concert in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May... Read more »

May 10, 2015

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Elder Christofferson champions religious freedom in Brazil speech

Elder D. Todd Christofferson is the second Mormon apostle to deliver speeches on religious freedoms at non-denominational gatherings in South America. Read more »

May 10, 2015

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Elder Scott unable to attend meetings of the Twelve, but Elder Perry returns

Elder Richard G. Scott is unable to attend meetings of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles due to advanced age, the church announced Friday, but his colleague in the quorum, Elder L. Tom... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Washington Post features 'How to pray like a Mormon' video

The Washington Post recruited Mormons, Sikhs and others to teach how they pray Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Thousands of Nepalese pray for earthquake victims

Thousands of Nepalese dressed in white offered prayers and flowers at home and in temples Thursday in a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the country's... Read more »

May 7, 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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