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Catholics, LDS stand together on issues 'good for America,' archbishop says

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the two faiths stand together.

National Day of Prayer speakers decry moral decline

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Long a celebration of evangelical influence in Washington and beyond, speakers at this year’s National Day of Prayer observance decried what they saw as America’s moral decline, in... Read more »

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Graham daughter: Prayer, not politics

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Author and speaker Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has been named chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Read more »

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Sen. Hatch meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu during Israel trip

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, met Thursday in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after both participated in a ceremony marking Holocaust Memorial Day. Read more »

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Dear Momma, I've been there too: Christian blogger reaches millions with encouraging messages for moms

Becky Thompson addresses mothers' everyday concerns on her blog and in her new book. She has reached millions of women by writing about experiences that have drawn her and her family closer to God. Read more »

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'One in Charity' Service at BYU Women's Conference

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Thousands of service projects were completed at this year's Women's Conference. Read more »

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, many worry about violence against religious minorities

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A new report on religious freedom violations around the world noted that violence against Muslims and Jews is on the rise in Europe. Read more »

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Throwback Thursday: Eli Herring doesn't regret bypassing NFL riches for religious reasons

One year ago this week, Deseret News writer Doug Robinson caught readers up with Eli Herring, the former BYU lineman who passed up the potential riches of professional football to stay true to his... Read more »

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Tapping into the power of prayer: LDS Church leaders share principles of prayer

In celebration of National Prayer Day on May 5, here is a collection of thoughts and principles shared by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the topic of prayer. Read more »

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'Matriarchs of the Messiah' shares stories of women in Jesus Christ's lineage

Jo Ann Skousen’s “Matriarchs of the Messiah” tells the stories of the women in Jesus Christ’s lineage. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: When Jesus purged the temple at Jerusalem

Significantly, according to the New Testament Gospels, Jesus revered the temple at Jerusalem. He believed that he stood in a special relationship with the God to whom it was dedicated, and he took... Read more »

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What's new: 'To Mothers: Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family' by Elder and Sister Holland celebrates motherhood

Although it is small, this tender book titled "To Mothers: Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia T. Holland spotlights the essential importance of... Read more »

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LDS general conference, Disneyland and Chelsie Hightower: The most-read stories of April 2016

Live coverage of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made for the most-read stories on DeseretNews.com during the month of April. Read more »

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Ewan McGregor explores the humanness of Jesus

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Daunting” is one word Ewan McGregor used about stepping into the role of Jesus in the new film “Last Days in the Desert. Read more »

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German politicians suggest taxing Muslims to fight radicalization

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In American politics, raising taxes is seen as a sure way to provoke a voter revolt. But in Germany, some politicians see taxing Muslims as a strategy to keep them from becoming radicalized. Read more »

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Here's why pastors might be missing from their offices

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One faith leader published a list of ways that people in ministry spend their days. Read more »

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Picturing history: Nauvoo Land and Records Office

The Land and Records Office allows one to find out “who lived where” in Nauvoo, Illinois, during the early to mid-1840s. Read more »

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Dave Ramsey says: Small churches should save for emergencies

You should already be running a monthly and annual budget on the church, so separate the necessities per month and multiply that by a three to six month figure. Read more »

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Andover Newton to partner with Yale, shutter Mass. campus

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The nation’s oldest graduate school of theology is planning to relocate from Newton, Mass., to New Haven, Conn., where a small remnant of the faculty will teach on the campus of Yale Divinity... Read more »

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Report: Religious freedom deteriorating around the world

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Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Read more »

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LDS leaders announce new teaching manual, teacher council meetings

LDS Church leaders introduced a new monthly program Sunday called teacher council meetings and released a new manual for training teachers throughout the church. The announcement was made via email... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Priest, protester and poet Daniel Berrigan shaped what it means to be an American Catholic

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Daniel Berrigan, a famous Jesuit priest and anti-war activist, died on April 30 at age 76. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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LDS Church member appointed to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Sandra Jolley, a member of the LDS Church in Las Vegas, was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Look before leaping into family history projects

My brother and I had a great idea — we would write a more concise biography on William Gimbert Saunders, our great-great-grandfather on our father's mother's line. But we found there already... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Award recipient's affiliation draws ire of University of Utah-based organization

Philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay has resigned from the board of directors for the World Congress of Families after her affiliation with the organization brought controversy to an honory degree... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Putting the family council to work

Some of our best moments as a family come when we take the time to talk as equals. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Roman police seize thousands of fake Vatican souvenirs

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Police raided a storeroom near St. Peter’s Square and seized a cache of Vatican souvenirs and trinkets including flags, bracelets and key rings bearing Pope Francis’ image. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Wheaton group blasts college's silence over Hastert confession

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Gay students, supporters and alumni at Wheaton College, a top evangelical Christian school that counts former House Speaker Dennis Hastert among its most famous grads, have told the administration... Read more »

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USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its 2016 annual report. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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UTubers: LDS violinist Jenny Oaks Baker releases cover of ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’

Jenny Oaks Baker released a violin cover of "Nearer, My God, to Thee" from her new album, "Awakening." Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Many foretold Restoration, Elder Maynes tells young adults

“The Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days has been foreseen and predicted by prophets throughout history,” said Elder Richard J. Maynes during a... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Elder Richard J. Maynes speaks to young adults around the world

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Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks at Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults originating from the Tabernacle on Temple Square on May 1 Read more »

May 1, 2016

Greek Orthodox parish in Cottonwood Heights votes to name church for St. Anna

The recently established Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah has a new identity after parishioners voted the past five weeks to name it for a patron saint. Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Sen. Orrin Hatch headed to Israel to meet with Netanyahu

Sen. Orrin Hatch is traveling to Israel on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Obama administration proposes the largest military aid package ever to another country. Read more »

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'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000... Read more »

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First California Pioneer History Day set for May 21

The first annual California Pioneer History Day will be May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Read more »

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Elder and Sister Renlund speak during BYU Women's Conference

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Conversion to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and His Atonement is the key to developing charity, the pure love of Christ, taught Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, during... Read more »

April 30, 2016

The positive role religion plays in furthering foreign policy goals

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Secretary of State John Kerry hopes lawmakers will continue assessing the positive role religion plays in furthering foreign policy goals. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: The time to prepare

Sometimes being prepared means foreseeing the unforeseen. So how do we prepare? By focusing on things of greatest worth. By placing more value in people than in things. By reading and pondering... Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Would BYU honor code be better with an amnesty clause like Southern Virginia's?

Southern Virginia University, which isn't run by the LDS Church but has a student body that is 90 percent Mormon, last year adopted an amnesty clause for victims of sexual assault. How did it work,... Read more »

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Primary general presidency makes public speaking debut at BYU Women's Conference

The newly called Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made their public speaking debut on Friday, April 29, as part of BYU Women’s Conference. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Sister Linda K. Burton speaks at BYU Women's Conference of the "Two Great Commandments"

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Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, spoke of the “Two Great Commandments” as she addressed more than 15,000 women gathered in the Marriott Center for the 40th... Read more »

April 29, 2016

Hamblin & Peterson: Sepphoris ó 'The ornament of the Galilee'

A city that isn't even mentioned in the Bible may have been a key part of the earthly upbringing of Jesus and might help us to understand some of the expressions that he used in his teaching. Read more »

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Why pray? Different faiths are united over common cause

Though different religions have different conventions when it comes to prayer, the reasons for praying are strikingly similar. In interviews with local church leaders, most cited strengthening... Read more »

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Mormon Mentions: Balloon release honors missionary who died; boy with cerebral palsy speaks in church with the help of technology

A balloon release honored Elder David Hampton, a missionary who died in a bicycle accident in Taiwan. A boy who has cerebral palsy spoke in church with the help of technology. LDS leaders shared... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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One year ago, founding member of SEAL Team Six shared LDS conversion story

One year ago this week, Deseret News columnist Jason Wright shared the story of Frank Anthony Phillips, "a founding member of one of the United States military’s closest, most elite families:... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Niumatalolo and Navy make another trip to the White House

By virtue of beating Army and Air Force, coach Ken Niumatalolo and the Navy football team made another trip to the White House on Wednesday. It was also a special day for the Niumatalolo family for... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Q&A: The Becket Fund founderís surprising solution to end conflict between church and state

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In his new book, "Believers, Thinkers and Founders," Kevin Seamus Hasson suggests looking at God in the legal context in an unexpected way. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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2016 BYU Women's Conference: 'One in Charity'

More than 10,000 women from around the world from more than 13 countries and 48 states spent Thursday at BYU for classes and service projects as part of the 40th annual BYU Women's Conference. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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'One in Charity': Thousands gather for 40th annual BYU Women's Conference

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Thousands of women from around the world spent the day on the BYU campus for classes and service projects associated with the 40th annual BYU Women's Conference on April 28. Read more »

April 28, 2016

LDS missionary Mason Wells returns home 37 days after Brussels bombing

More than five weeks after suffering second-degree burns and serious shrapnel injuries in the Brussels airport terrorist attack that wounded three other Mormon missionaries, Mason Wells returned to... Read more »

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