LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ LDS Church en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:42:59 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LDS apostle Elder David A. Bednar offers prayer over Utah Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620424/LDS-apostle-Elder-David-A-Bednar-offers-prayer-over-Utah-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620424/LDS-apostle-Elder-David-A-Bednar-offers-prayer-over-Utah-Senate.html On the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature, an LDS apostle offered a blessing over lawmakers for the session. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:45:00 MST At BYU, Catholic archbishop seeks friends, says U.S. liberty depends on moral people http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620233/At-BYU-Catholic-archbishop-seeks-friends-says-US-liberty-depends-on-moral-people.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620233/At-BYU-Catholic-archbishop-seeks-friends-says-US-liberty-depends-on-moral-people.html Nine months before an LDS leader joins Pope Francis as a speaker at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:24:37 MST Funeral held for former House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620271/Funeral-held-for-former-House-Speaker-Rebecca-Lockhart.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620271/Funeral-held-for-former-House-Speaker-Rebecca-Lockhart.html Former House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart's funeral was held Friday at an LDS Church stake center. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:52:52 MST In our opinion: Becky Lockhart's tributes are personal as much as political http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620240/Becky-Lockharts-tributes-are-personal-as-much-as-political.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620240/Becky-Lockharts-tributes-are-personal-as-much-as-political.html From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:18:41 MST LDS Church's official website to evolve over time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620174/LDS-Churchs-official-website-to-evolve-over-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620174/LDS-Churchs-official-website-to-evolve-over-time.html LDS.org is getting a new look in a release scheduled for early February, the first in a series of improvements meant to make... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:05:00 MST Morning links: Emery returns to the Marriott Center; Ansah sings; Orchard impresses at Senior Bowl practice http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620216/Morning-links-Emery-returns-to-the-Marriott-Center-Ansah-sings-Orchard-impresses-at-Senior-Bowl.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620216/Morning-links-Emery-returns-to-the-Marriott-Center-Ansah-sings-Orchard-impresses-at-Senior-Bowl.html Nick Emery returned to the Marriott Center floor, Ezekiel Ansah appears in a YouTube video and Utah defensive end Nate... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:10:00 MST Defending the Faith: A tribute to heroes in the kingdom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620073/A-tribute-to-heroes-in-the-kingdom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620073/A-tribute-to-heroes-in-the-kingdom.html One of the most impressive things about the LDS Church is the willingness of many Saints — even after they have... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:12:04 MST Faith, friends and football: Stanford linebacker shares LDS conversion story http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620070/Faith-friends-and-football-Stanford-linebacker-shares-LDS-conversion-story.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620070/Faith-friends-and-football-Stanford-linebacker-shares-LDS-conversion-story.html Stanford linebacker Lane Veach recently related his conversion story in an interview with the Deseret News. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:09:03 MST LDS mission president's wife dies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620132/LDS-mission-presidents-wife-dies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620132/LDS-mission-presidents-wife-dies.html Sister Carol Hansen, wife of Salt Lake City Mission President Stephen Hansen, died unexpectedly Wednesday. She had been... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:00:00 MST Utah football: Utes add former BYU linebacker Alema Fitisemanu to recruiting department http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620131/Utah-football-Utes-add-former-BYU-linebacker-Alema-Fitisemanu-to-recruiting-department.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620131/Utah-football-Utes-add-former-BYU-linebacker-Alema-Fitisemanu-to-recruiting-department.html After losing some key recruiters and coaches early in the offseason, the Utah football team has added a new face to help in... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:12:28 MST LDS Church celebrates 50 years in Bolivia http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619669/LDS-Church-celebrates-50-years-in-Bolivia.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619669/LDS-Church-celebrates-50-years-in-Bolivia.html Government and media leaders recognize Church for half-century of humanitarian service in Andean nation. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:35:37 MST What's new: 'A Refuge from the Storm' by President Packer shares about the priesthood, family and church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620072/Whats-new-A-Refuge-from-the-Storm-by-President-Packer-shares-about-the-priesthood-family-and.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620072/Whats-new-A-Refuge-from-the-Storm-by-President-Packer-shares-about-the-priesthood-family-and.html President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church, explains different principles and... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST Judge: FLDS leader's brothers can avoid child labor queries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620078/Judge-FLDS-leaders-brothers-can-avoid-child-labor-queries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620078/Judge-FLDS-leaders-brothers-can-avoid-child-labor-queries.html Two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer questions about suspected... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:38:26 MST David Archuleta blogs about life in the spotlight as an introvert http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619996/David-Archuleta-blogs-about-life-in-the-spotlight-as-an-introvert.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619996/David-Archuleta-blogs-about-life-in-the-spotlight-as-an-introvert.html While Archuleta appears to be at ease behind a microphone, he recently expressed in a blog post on his website that other... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:52:04 MST LDS Church releases dates of temple openings in Indianapolis and Peru, 3rd and 4th of 2015 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619859/LDS-Church-releases-dates-of-temple-openings-in-Indianapolis-and-Peru-3rd-and-4th-of-2015.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619859/LDS-Church-releases-dates-of-temple-openings-in-Indianapolis-and-Peru-3rd-and-4th-of-2015.html The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced summer open house and dedication dates for... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:48:13 MST Book review: 'Escape to the Sea' is a tumultuous ride http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619776/Book-review-Escape-to-the-Sea-is-a-tumultuous-ride.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619776/Book-review-Escape-to-the-Sea-is-a-tumultuous-ride.html "Escape to the Sea" by Tera Mecham has all the story elements it should need for a good book; romance, heartbreak, betrayal,... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST BYU announces four transfers will join team for spring football practices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619803/BYU-announces-four-transfers-will-join-team-for-spring-football-practices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619803/BYU-announces-four-transfers-will-join-team-for-spring-football-practices.html Two transfers from Washington State, as well as one each from New Mexico State and Snow College, will join the Cougars for... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:15:00 MST Mormon critic John Dehlin says he'll face church disciplinary council http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619676/Mormon-critic-John-Dehlin-says-hell-face-church-disciplinary-council.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619676/Mormon-critic-John-Dehlin-says-hell-face-church-disciplinary-council.html According to a press release issued Thursday by John Dehlin, his local LDS Church leader in Logan, Utah, has summoned him to... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:15:00 MST Philanthropist Ira Fulton extols the rewards of giving http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619618/Philanthropist-Ira-Fulton-extols-the-rewards-of-giving.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619618/Philanthropist-Ira-Fulton-extols-the-rewards-of-giving.html Arizona businessman and philanthropist Ira A. Fulton was recently in Salt Lake City and talked in an interview with the... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST What's new: Second updated edition of 'Mapping Mormonism' released http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619615/Whats-new-Second-updated-edition-of-Mapping-Mormonism-released.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619615/Whats-new-Second-updated-edition-of-Mapping-Mormonism-released.html This effort of more than 60 experts and scholars in fields from LDS Church history to economics was initially published in... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST LDS artist Lindsey Stirling named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music list http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619525/LDS-artist-Lindsey-Stirling-named-to-Forbes-30-Under-30-in-Music-list.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619525/LDS-artist-Lindsey-Stirling-named-to-Forbes-30-Under-30-in-Music-list.html In 2010, "America’s Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan told Lindsey Stirling there was no place in the world for a dubstep... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:50:00 MST Inside of LDS temple revealed in Washington, D.C., cutaway model http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619349/Inside-of-LDS-temple-revealed-in-Washington-DC-cutaway-model.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619349/Inside-of-LDS-temple-revealed-in-Washington-DC-cutaway-model.html A 9-foot-tall scaled, cutaway model provides a glimpse inside a D.C. landmark that hasn't been open to the public since 1974.... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:05:00 MST LDS coach receives national award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619304/LDS-coach-receives-national-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619304/LDS-coach-receives-national-award.html Marc Hunter, a member of the LDS Church, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Frank Kovaleski Professional... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST LDS Church announces 11 new missions, 2015 mission president assignments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619186/LDS-Church-announces-11-new-missions-2015-mission-president-assignments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619186/LDS-Church-announces-11-new-missions-2015-mission-president-assignments.html The creation of 11 new missions in the Church is an indication that missionary work is still accelerating after the... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:30:00 MST What's new: Elder Holland shares faith, encouragement in 'To My Friends' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619114/Whats-new-Elder-Holland-shares-faith-encouragement-in-To-My-Friends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619114/Whats-new-Elder-Holland-shares-faith-encouragement-in-To-My-Friends.html Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares examples and experiences from the scriptures, LDS Church... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:50:00 MST TLC show about Mormons with same-sex attraction creates media uproar http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619121/TLC-show-about-Mormons-with-same-sex-attraction-creates-media-uproar.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619121/TLC-show-about-Mormons-with-same-sex-attraction-creates-media-uproar.html The TLC special "My Husband's Not Gay" is creating a media hubbub before it airs on Sunday. A change.org petition seeks to... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:55:00 MST Mormon family's viral YouTube videos play role in British woman's conversion to LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619044/Mormon-familys-viral-YouTube-videos-play-role-in-British-womans-conversion-to-LDS-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619044/Mormon-familys-viral-YouTube-videos-play-role-in-British-womans-conversion-to-LDS-Church.html Lois Marie Herbert's life changed drastically. She attributes many of the changes in her life to a Mormon family from Idaho... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:45:00 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Snoop Dogg and 'Survivor' stars: Who have you given a Book of Mormon to? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618781/Snoop-Dogg-and-Survivor-stars-Who-have-you-given-a-Book-of-Mormon-to.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618781/Snoop-Dogg-and-Survivor-stars-Who-have-you-given-a-Book-of-Mormon-to.html I walked back up to my hotel room that afternoon feeling warm and peaceful. I noticed a copy of the Book of Mormon I had... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST A general authority, a Music City Miracle and more: 15 tidbits about Utah ties to the NFL playoffs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618873/A-general-authority-a-Music-City-Miracle-and-more-15-tidbits-about-Utah-ties-to-the-NFL-playoffs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618873/A-general-authority-a-Music-City-Miracle-and-more-15-tidbits-about-Utah-ties-to-the-NFL-playoffs.html Former BYU quarterback Gifford Nielsen made his first NFL playoff start in 1979 after going 1-0 as a starter. It's also been... Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:15:00 MST Book review: 'Ready Resource for Relief Society’ shares tips, resources for lessons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618670/Book-review-Ready-Resource-for-Relief-Society7-shares-tips-resources-for-lessons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618670/Book-review-Ready-Resource-for-Relief-Society7-shares-tips-resources-for-lessons.html In "Ready Resource for Relief Society," Trina Boice shares teaching tips, songs, references, graphics, suggested quotes,... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Picturing history: Carthage Jail http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618668/Picturing-history-Carthage-Jail.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618668/Picturing-history-Carthage-Jail.html Carthage Jail will ever be known as the site where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by a mob during... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Mormon Newsroom releases 2014 Year In Review http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618673/Mormon-Newsroom-releases-2014-Year-In-Review.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618673/Mormon-Newsroom-releases-2014-Year-In-Review.html The year 2014 was a big one for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Mormon Newsroom’s 2014 Year In... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:53:22 MST 'Meet the Mormons' to be shown at LDS visitors' centers, historic sites http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618662/Meet-the-Mormons-to-be-shown-at-LDS-visitors-centers-historic-sites.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618662/Meet-the-Mormons-to-be-shown-at-LDS-visitors-centers-historic-sites.html The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in a press release on Monday that the film “Meet the... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:57:41 MST Book review: 'From Saul to Paul' offers new look at New Testament apostle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618499/Book-review-From-Saul-to-Paul-offers-new-look-at-New-Testament-apostle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618499/Book-review-From-Saul-to-Paul-offers-new-look-at-New-Testament-apostle.html Author William Victor Blacoe hopes to bring Saul of Tarsus, Saul the Pharisee, Saul the convert, Paul the Apostle and Paul... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Creators of 'Saratov Approach' to release second 'religious thriller' about LDS missionaries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618269/Creators-of-Saratov-Approach-to-release-second-religious-thriller-about-LDS-missionaries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618269/Creators-of-Saratov-Approach-to-release-second-religious-thriller-about-LDS-missionaries.html In April, the makers of "The Saratov Approach" will release a second film featuring missionaries of The Church of Jesus... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:40:25 MST The Clean Cut: LDS First Presidency shares Christmas messages http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618467/The-Clean-Cut-LDS-First-Presidency-shares-Christmas-messages.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618467/The-Clean-Cut-LDS-First-Presidency-shares-Christmas-messages.html In a video produced by the Mormon Channel in 2012, members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:05:20 MST What's new: 'Jesus the Christ Study Guide' commemorates 100th anniversary of book http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618380/Whats-new-Jesus-the-Christ-Study-Guide-commemorates-100th-anniversary-of-book.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618380/Whats-new-Jesus-the-Christ-Study-Guide-commemorates-100th-anniversary-of-book.html In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Jesus the Christ," this study guide has been designed to... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Defending the Faith: He was the son of God, and 'one of us' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618385/He-was-the-son-of-God-and-one-of-us.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618385/He-was-the-son-of-God-and-one-of-us.html The remarkable thing about Christmas is that the second member of the Godhead became a vulnerable baby, just as we all did.... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST LDS Church clarifies position on nondiscrimination legislation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618227/LDS-Church-clarifies-position-on-nondiscrimination-legislation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618227/LDS-Church-clarifies-position-on-nondiscrimination-legislation.html The LDS Church said Sunday that it has not changed its position on legislation to protect gays from discrimination in housing... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:25:00 MST Book review: 'Born to the Virgin Mary' looks at birth of the Savior http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618110/Book-review-Born-to-the-Virgin-Mary-looks-at-birth-of-the-Savior.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618110/Book-review-Born-to-the-Virgin-Mary-looks-at-birth-of-the-Savior.html In the booklet "Born to the Virgin Mary," David J. Ridges focuses on Jesus Christ, his relationship with his mortal mother... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST LDS Church to create new missions in Utah and Washington in 2015 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618033/LDS-Church-to-create-new-missions-in-Utah-and-Washington-in-2015.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618033/LDS-Church-to-create-new-missions-in-Utah-and-Washington-in-2015.html New LDS missions and mission president assignments effective next July began to leak this week and caused a stir. The Utah... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:50:00 MST 'A light on the hill': Las Vegas Nevada Temple reaches 25-year milestone http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617931/A-light-on-the-hill-Las-Vegas-Nevada-Temple-reaches-25-year-milestone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617931/A-light-on-the-hill-Las-Vegas-Nevada-Temple-reaches-25-year-milestone.html It's been 25 years since LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST How would LDS be affected by renewed US-Cuba relations? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617959/How-would-LDS-be-affected-by-renewed-US-Cuba-relations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617959/How-would-LDS-be-affected-by-renewed-US-Cuba-relations.html President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday about normalizing relations with Cuba led LDS Church members to think about... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:30:00 MST Dick Harmon: How a simple decision in the early '70s impacted BYU football in 2014 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617951/How-a-simple-decision-in-the-early-70s-impacted-BYU-football-in-2014.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617951/How-a-simple-decision-in-the-early-70s-impacted-BYU-football-in-2014.html In a story of domino effect, the relationship between a football coach and quarterback in the early '70s had a trickle-down... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:30:00 MST What's new: 'The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity' shares the history of the Bay Area's Temple Hill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617865/Whats-new-The-Oakland-Temple-Portal-to-Eternity-shares-the-history-of-the-Bay-Areas-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617865/Whats-new-The-Oakland-Temple-Portal-to-Eternity-shares-the-history-of-the-Bay-Areas-Temple.html In conjunction with the Oakland Temple's 50th anniversary, Deseret Book has published "The Oakland Temple: Portal to... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Two LDS temples will be closing for extensive renovations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664464/Two-LDS-temples-will-be-closing-for-extensive-renovations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664464/Two-LDS-temples-will-be-closing-for-extensive-renovations.html Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:30:00 MST 'Did great-grandpa know Joseph Smith?' New website helps build connections to early LDS history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617794/Did-great-grandpa-know-Joseph-Smith-New-website-helps-build-connections-to-early-LDS-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617794/Did-great-grandpa-know-Joseph-Smith-New-website-helps-build-connections-to-early-LDS-history.html A new website lets people see whether their ancestors interacted with Joseph Smith by combining the databases of FamilySearch... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:20:00 MST Battleship Missouri association honors LDS volunteers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617598/Battleship-Missouri-association-honors-LDS-volunteers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617598/Battleship-Missouri-association-honors-LDS-volunteers.html The nonprofit USS Missouri Memorial Association honored Mormon missionaries and local members on Dec. 5 for donating... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:09:59 MST Deseret News National Edition: ASU president Michael Crow interviewed, holiday season ramps up http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617698/Deseret-News-National-Edition-ASU-president-Michael-Crow-interviewed-holiday-season-ramps-up.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617698/Deseret-News-National-Edition-ASU-president-Michael-Crow-interviewed-holiday-season-ramps-up.html Arizona State University president Michael Crow has been credited with creating a new model for the American university. He... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:15:00 MST Hamblin & Peterson: Who were the 'wise men'? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617615/Who-were-the-wise-men.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617615/Who-were-the-wise-men.html Many questions remain unanswered about the wise men associated with the birth of Jesus Christ — including whether there... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 06:00:00 MST