The LDS Church is providing new resources to help its missionaries understand how to adjust to missionary life.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, predicted clergy would pay attention once they learned a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the clergy housing tax break is... Read more »
An assembly line of hundreds of missionaries at the Missionary Training Center spent Thanksgiving sporting bright red hair nets and smiles on their faces as they put together 350,000 meals destined... Read more »
The official Thanksgiving holiday is just 150 years old, but its origins can be traced far further back, and depend, ultimately, upon the rhythms of nature. Read more »
While archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, part of his aim to share the plight of the poor. Read more »
Deseret News journalists spent more than four months with 3-year-old Brylee Olson and her family. Read more »
Utahn Hap Holmstead got to meet his baby son when his Blue Team won a challenge on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Second Chances,” but his team lost the weigh-in sending a team member... Read more »
In a formal public statement that appears to be very much in his personal voice, Pope Francis has turned heads with seven pages of a 300-page document. Those seven pages focused on condemning... Read more »
Amid Syria's ferocious civil war, a nun has emerged as an unlikely power broker and figure of controversy. Read more »
The Paris Appeals Court, overturning a high court decision, ruled on Wednesday that a private nursery school was justified in firing an assistant director who refused to remove her Islamic head... Read more »
Jabari Parker, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is off to a fast start as a freshman with the Duke basketball team. Read more »
The U.S. Supreme Court will take on the Affordable Care Act again, this time deciding whether the controversial law violates the religious freedom rights of for-profit businesses that don't want to... Read more »
In addition to Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Comcast Center and the Philadelphia City Hall, The City of Brotherly Love has a new building under construction that is gaining... Read more »
Archeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century B.C. that they believe is the world's oldest Buddhist shrine. Read more »
The Rev. Frank Colladay Jr. stood at the end of the gate waiting. On the arriving plane was a passenger whose husband had just died of a heart attack on another flight. Her name was Linda Gilbert.... Read more »
Not only did Sarah Munafo want to keep it a secret from her dad that she was working on her LDS mission papers, but she decided to break the news to him by giving him a surprise that caused him to... Read more »
Pope Francis issued the mission statement for his papacy Tuesday, outlining how the Catholic Church and the papacy itself must be reformed to create a more missionary and merciful church that gets... Read more »
A “joyful” gathering of political, business and ecclesiastical leaders in the Capitol rotunda Monday afternoon celebrated the language, teachings and everyday applications of the Holy... Read more »
Even as Rich Goade faced death after a seven-year battle with cancer, he wasn't thinking about his own pain and difficulties. He was one to reach out to others and to express gratitude for what he... Read more »
Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off his religious side during a visit Monday to the Vatican, stopping to cross himself and kiss an icon of the Madonna that he gave to Pope Francis. But... Read more »
Struggling to cover its costs, Washington National Cathedral has decided to begin charging an admission fee for tourists who visit the church beginning in 2014. Read more »
“A Celebration of Christ: An Interfaith Concert,” is returning to Temple Square, with performances Nov. 30 at 4:30 and 8 p.m. Choirs and artists from many Christian faiths will perform.... Read more »
Stories of heartache and survival put focus clearly on the importance of family helping family. Read more »
A question and answer session with Richard Mouw, president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary during a recent visit to Utah Valley University. Read more »
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The LDS Church is providing new resources to help its 80,000 missionaries understand how to adjust to missionary life by preparing for transition, hard work and stress. Meanwhile, a new study found... Read more »
It was a simple act of service that Elder James Pickard and Elder Jeffrey Kerr had planned, and it turned out to be a success not only in Harlem, N.Y., but also throughout social media. Read more »
The annual Christmas Devotional — formally known as the First Presidency Christmas Devotional — included a welcome to the Christmas season with messages from leaders in The Church of... Read more »
For the first time in 20 years, the LDS Church has changed its program of speakers for its annual Christmas devotional. Instead of exclusively featuring the church's First Presidency, other church... Read more »
This 24-year-old woman fears that her marriage is headed towards divorce. Her husband is choosing to play online games instead of going to school and working. She asks Angela Trusty for advice. Read more »
Two men — who both exerted influence through the words they wrote, the things they said, the experiences they shared — met in New York City and took stock of one another. A delightful... Read more »
Christmas is a time of giving, renewed devotion, hope, snow, festive songs and lights. And Christmas lights are a renowned specialty at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The lights have been a... Read more »
Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can... Read more »
In the year since 6-year-old Emilie Parker and 19 other children were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Parker family has been acquainted with much pain, but... Read more »
Home-schooling has risen among secular students in recent years. A 2013 National Center for Education Statistics study showed home-schoolers no longer list religion as their top reason for... Read more »
To assist youth leaders and youth in finding fun and meaningful activities, the church has launched a new youth activity website packed with more than 150 activities that work anywhere in the world. Read more »
Two newspapers in India published articles this week about LDS Church growth there, including some of the faith's history there and information about and quotes from church members. One tidbit:... Read more »
Nelson Mandela was both a man of peace, reconciliation and social justice, all of which derived from a deep faith and spirituality. Read more »
While the snow fell outside, many gathered in a LDS Church History Museum theater Saturday for a cozy pioneer Christmas party. Read more »
While some faiths, like Universe people and followers of Universal Industrial Church of the New World Comforter, actually include extra terrestrials, aliens and distant planets, other believers. Read more »
There are many "out of the box" ways you can utilize your journal. What follows is a list of some examples. Read more »
Like the seasons of the year, the seasons of our lives seem to pass by too quickly. Each season brings with it both pleasant and unpleasant conditions. We can choose whether to focus on the... Read more »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is heavily invested in proclaiming the gospel in the digital community. Official church content appears on more than 150 websites. To access... Read more »
With a straightforward, thoughtful and thorough approach, Sheri Dew explores the sensitive subjects of women, their role of mothers and their relationship and access to priesthood power, in her... Read more »
The family of Dustin Dickamore and the doctors who treated him say his recovery and restored vision following an ATV accident are nothing short of a miracle. Read more »
These four recently released picture books help share about reverence, the Book of Mormon, the Word of Wisdom and a Primary song. Read more »
Ibrahim Ramazani and his family are just eight of about 250,000 refugees coming to the United States yearly. About 1,200 refugees flee war-torn and violent circumstances to Utah each year. Read more »
The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the... Read more »
This past weekend, BYU linebacker, Kyle Van Noy came home with much more than a victory. The senior all-star made plans for his future off the field. Read more »
LDS Church-sponsored Christmas program features a variety of songs and dances from across Latin America. Read more »
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