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Pope Francis to Catholics: ‘Who are you to judge others?’

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Stop being judgmental hypocrites and take a look at yourself in the mirror — without covering up your wrinkles — Pope Francis advised Catholics in a sermon that reprised one of his... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Utah welcomes His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

Some 300 people, many of them members of Utah's Tibetan community, welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet on Monday afternoon waiting outside the Grand America Hotel in near-100 degree... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Warnings come true: Indicted FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs flees days after release from jail

A federal warrant was issued Sunday for Lyle Jeffs, accused in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme within the polygamous FLDS Church, which he is believed to lead on behalf of his... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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LDS Church releases new video of Elder Holland addressing depression

A new video released on Monday morning by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses a topic that according to the video affected more than 16 million U.S. adults in the past year. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: How else might the Lord's name be taken in vain?

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). I think there is something more... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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New video on LDS Facebook page celebrates Father’s Day

With Father's Day coming up this weekend, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has uploaded a new video in honor of dads and all they do. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Family coping with 2 sons' suicides hope free app will save others

A West Jordan family coping with the suicide deaths of two teenage sons is helping spread awareness of the SafeUT cellphone app, which provides youths confidential connections to SafeUT crisis... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah business, refugee leaders urge community to hire refugees

Utah business and refugee leaders urged Utahns to extend job opportunities to refugees during a business networking event Thursday evening held in Zions Bank's Founder Room. A new national report... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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World Orthodox leaders meet despite Russia's absence

The leaders of the world's Orthodox Christian churches have gathered on the Greek island of Crete for a landmark meeting, despite a boycott by the Russian church — the most populous in a... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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How social activism is evolving in African-American churches

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Marla Frederick is a professor of African and African-American studies and religion at Harvard University. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Book review: 'Your Covenant' shares ways to understand, receive blessings

Abraham diligently sought the blessings of God through covenants. Now, people have the same privilege through the covenants of the gospel. Mark A. Shields' book "Your Covenant" examines ways... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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LDS World: How to enjoy the peace that 'passeth all understanding'

The Savior loves us, knows our needs and seeks to bless us. When we see with spiritual eyes, we will recognize his persistent, loving outreach in times both good and challenging, often accomplished... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Fathers always matter

Good fathers simply stand up, do their best and say to their families, through their words and actions, “Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you.” Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion?

Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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LDS mom shares how she started studying scripture daily and how she has kept the habit alive

I started studying scripture daily when I was 8 years old — but only because my maternal grandfather asked me to. "Jeni, will you read from your scriptures every single day?" Yes. I could do... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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During Ramadan, Sandy family hopes to create world peace through connections

On Friday evening, about 60 people gathered together for an traditional Muslim meal. The host family hopes that through events like this, people will learn to understand each other better. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Book review: 'Understanding the Symbols, Covenants and Ordinances of the Temple' is for both new and experienced temple patrons

"Understanding the Symbols, Covenants and Ordinances of the Temple" is full of useful information on different aspects of Latter-day Saint temple attendance, backed up by the words of modern-day... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Lindsey Stirling, David Archuleta, other LDS entertainers pay tribute to victims of shootings

LDS entertainers pay tribute to YouTuber and "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie and victims of the recent Orlando shooting. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Elder Gerald E. Melchin dies at age 95

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Elder Gerald Eldon Melchin, emeritus General Authority Seventy, died on Wednesday, June 15, at his home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 95. Read more »

June 17, 2016

Muslim attitudes about LBGT are complex, and far from universally anti-gay

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As one of a tiny number of openly gay imams in the world, Daayiee Abdullah has felt the sting of rebuke from fellow Muslims. No good Muslim can be gay, they say. And traditional schools of Islamic... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Is language being used unfairly against Muslims?

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Tragedies like Sunday’s Orlando shooting seem to happen like clockwork. The U.S. now averaging one mass shooting every day. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Coming face to face with a saint

When Pope Francis canonized California’s Junipero Serra last year, making him an official Catholic saint, the pope called the man “one of the Founding Fathers of the United... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Joseph Smith's growing understanding of families and heaven

LDS Church News

Over the course of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, his understanding of families and heaven “unfolded line upon line, sometimes growing out of a yearning for lost loved ones,” two... Read more »

June 17, 2016

How one journalist exposed the unbelievable origin of 'The Gospel of Jesus' Wife'

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The mystery surrounding the papyrus fragment, outlined in a new article from The Atlantic, is like a real-life "Da Vinci Code." Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Ex-Auschwitz SS guard convicted on 170,000 counts

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A 94-year-old former SS guard at Auschwitz was convicted in a German court of complicity in the murder of 170,000 people at the Nazi death camp and sentenced to five years in jail, according to... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Remake of 'Raiders' ingenious, remarkably well done

The frame-by-frame remake of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an ingenious film, crafted out of the creative minds of young boys during their summer vacations in Mississippi. It's... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Photos: 50th season of Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti opens Thursday

Wednesday was the dress rehearsal and final day of preparations for the 50th season of the Mormon Miracle Pageant. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Son writes Truman G. Madsen's biography as one final Father's Day tribute

The legacy of Truman G. Madsen, distinguished scholar, speaker, writer and gospel teacher, will live on in his biography written by his son, Barnard N. Madsen. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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CIA director: US hasn't been able to curb IS global reach

The U.S. battle against the Islamic State has not yet curbed the group's global reach and as pressure mounts on the extremists in Iraq and Syria, they are expected to plot more attacks on the West... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Provo residents rally against businessman's 'experimental village' vision

Many residents of Provo's Pleasant View subdivision are up in arms over a businessman's plan to buy — and eventually bulldoze — their homes to turn the community into a high-density,... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Alfonse Borysewicz’s lonely struggle gives Catholic art a modern face

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Whenever Alfonse Borysewicz addresses a fresh canvas, a daunting set of issues stares back at him. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Neither coronation nor inquisition expected when Trump meets evangelicals

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When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets behind closed doors next week with conservative Christians from across the country, no one expects a coronation. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffle with worshippers at Western Wall

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Dozens of young ultra-Orthodox men shoved, shouted and spat at Reform and Conservative Jewish worshippers who held a government-sanctioned mixed-gender prayer service in the Western Wall’s... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Organizer hopes Provo 5K will build 'one-on-one' connections with refugees

A 5K run fundraiser, organized by an Alpine couple, will be held Saturday, June 18, at Rock Canyon Park in Provo. Proceeds will go to Utah's three refugee settlement organizations. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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A father's faith: How modern dads impact their children's religious views

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What role do dads play in raising children to embrace the family's religious tradition? Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite objections

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The president and spiritual leader discussed how to smooth the relationship between the Dalai Lama and Chinese officials. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Joseph Smith or the sword?

A quotation from an 1838 Missouri affidavit portrays Joseph Smith as a militaristic would-be dictator. Although it's often been used by critics as evidence against his claims, it's out of... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Church, Scout leaders break ground on Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex

Future facility will be a leadership training ground for thousands at West Virginia's sprawling Summit Bechtel Reserve. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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President Monson's 'Scout duty' to be exemplified at future training center

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Church and national Scout leaders break ground for the future site of the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex in southern West Virginia. Read more »

June 15, 2016

Southern Baptists: ‘Discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag’

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The Southern Baptist Convention, born in 1845 in a split over its support for slavery, has passed a resolution calling for Christians to quit using the Confederate flag. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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LDS Church offers to donate $3 million to support Fairpark stadium proposal

Supporters of a planned $17 million stadium at the Utah State Fairpark want Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session in July to approve $10 million for a proposal that includes a $3 million... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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New initiative takes education to Church members around the world

LDS Church News

A new global initiative in the Church Educational System will bring education to Church members around the world “in the Lord’s way,” announced Elder Kim B. Clark, General... Read more »

June 15, 2016

Picturing history: Webb Blacksmith Shop, Nauvoo, Illinois

Another popular stop for families in Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Webb Blacksmith Shop, where skilled missionaries show visitors various aspects of life for a wainwright. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker shares about her new album 'Awakening,' rearing a musical family

Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker recently released a new album featuring popular classical pieces, hymns and a new original piece as well as some special performers, including former... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Elder Ballard visits Baltic States and Ukraine

LDS Church News

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently concluded travels in Eastern Europe. Read more »

June 14, 2016

Joel Hunter on nightclub shooting: ‘I’ve got to go back and examine my own heart’

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In the aftermath of the shooting at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, diverse leaders in the city have reached out to the LGBT community. One surprising photo emerged: evangelical megachurch pastor Joel... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Southern Baptists invite black Baptist leader to drive home message on race

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Southern Baptists turned a sharp focus on racism during their annual meeting, welcoming the president of a historically black denomination in a rare address to their national gathering. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Tonga's king, queen 'reign' at reopening of PCC's Tongan Village

LDS Church News

The king and queen of Tonga spent June 10-11, at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, to participate in the "grand reopening" of the PCC's recently renovated Tongan Village. Read more »

June 14, 2016

WSU professor urges state leaders not to meet with Dalai Lama

A representative of the Chinese province that has ties to the Utah Legislature is urging state leaders not to meet with the Dalai Lama when he speaks next week at the University of Utah. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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