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Family adopts 2 newborns 6 weeks apart

Moses and Virginia McCormick were born almost six weeks apart. While they were born to different mothers, they will be raised like twins as part of a family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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LDS grandmother completes Personal Progress at request of granddaughter in 3 months

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Phyllis Slade, 86, completed her Personal Progress in three months after her 14-year-old granddaughter asked her to join with her in doing the Young Women program. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Two Christian ministers refuse to perform same-sex marriages in Idaho, sue their city over new law

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The owners of a religiously themed, for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, have sued city officials over what they say is a threat to their business: perform same-sex weddings or face a... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Churches are essential to reducing breast cancer among blacks

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Health educators say that faith communities are essential to reducing breast cancer mortality rates among black women. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Researching Family History: FamilyTree — Gathering 'a book containing the records of our dead'

The book "containing the records of our dead which shall be worthy of all acceptation" has now been identified. It is FamilyTree. This is according to the address at October general conference... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Wright Words: A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Norman, Oklahoma

A few weeks ago, I was blessed to spend the day with missionaries in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. Though much is the same from missionary to missionary and from mission to mission, no two... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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LDS husband and father is also a firefighter and wakeboard world champion

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As Sam Cole balances his role of husband, father, active Church member, firefighter and wakeboarder, he finds that when he puts faith first, everything else falls in to place. He hopes his example... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

Angel Moroni placed atop Indianapolis temple

More than four years after its construction was announced, the Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received its angel Moroni statue on Friday, Oct. 17. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Synod highlighted tensions at the top of the Catholic Church

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Although the Synod of Bishops on the family left more questions than answers for Catholics around the world, many are celebrating the remarkable access it offered to top church officials. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

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Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Bishops revise document on gays, expect approval

Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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The role faith leaders play in national crises like Ferguson

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High-profile religious figures descended on Ferguson, Missouri, this week to support ongoing protests. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: The 16th century Jewish mystic who influences New Age Hollywood pop stars

Isaac Luria is one of the pivotal names in the history of Jewish thought, but he remains rather obscure. But his impact has been felt even by non-Jewish Hollywood stars and pop singers. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Queen of Yes

The main difference between the two top women of my early life was Jean’s inability to say “no” to anything. Whereas Mom could nix an idea before the words had even come together... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

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Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. Now, she's leading the way in music. How? Daydreaming. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Bishop Wester weighs in on Catholic Church's 'change of tone'

Salt Lake's bishop warns against jumping to conclusions in the wake of discussions about the Catholic Church's ministry to divorcees, cohabitating couples and gay people. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Bishops acknowledge the reality of Catholic families

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Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Yemen's crisis reflects arc of Arab Spring revolts

Yemen's 2011 Arab Spring revolt began with a nucleus of young men and women, a mix of socialists, secularists and moderate Islamists. In the capital's "Change Square," they launched their sit-in... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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