LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ LDS Church en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:01 MDT Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:41:28 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss First two stakes mark milestone as LDS Church continues to grow in Cambodia http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607806/First-two-stakes-mark-milestone-as-LDS-Church-continues-to-grow-in-Cambodia.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607806/First-two-stakes-mark-milestone-as-LDS-Church-continues-to-grow-in-Cambodia.html While celebrating the organization of the first two stakes in Cambodia, former missionaries share stories of church growth in... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:00 MDT Utah company films aerial video of renovated Ogden Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607798/Utah-company-films-aerial-video-of-renovated-Ogden-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607798/Utah-company-films-aerial-video-of-renovated-Ogden-Temple.html Just in time for the open house of the Ogden Utah Temple, Utah company Pura Vida Photography posted a video highlighting the... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:45:00 MDT Tips for living: Author provides a guide to 'Choosing Your Eternal Companion' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607767/Tips-for-living-Author-provides-a-guide-to-Choosing-Your-Eternal-Companion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607767/Tips-for-living-Author-provides-a-guide-to-Choosing-Your-Eternal-Companion.html In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:20:00 MDT Project to restore Manti Tabernacle underway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607743/Project-to-restore-Manti-Tabernacle-underway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607743/Project-to-restore-Manti-Tabernacle-underway.html Since 1879, the Manti Tabernacle has been a landmark in the small Sanpete County town. Now, an effort to preserve this... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:45:00 MDT When Mormon pioneers left was often a life-or-death proposition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607624/When-Mormon-pioneers-left-was-often-a-life-or-death-proposition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607624/When-Mormon-pioneers-left-was-often-a-life-or-death-proposition.html Mormon pioneers were safer leaving in April than in May, in May rather than June, and so on. The later they left, the more... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:01:58 MDT Demand for Ogden Temple open house tickets boosts LDS spirits, local businesses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607727/Demand-for-Ogden-Temple-open-house-tickets-boosts-LDS-spirits-local-businesses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607727/Demand-for-Ogden-Temple-open-house-tickets-boosts-LDS-spirits-local-businesses.html Due to tremendous demand, the LDS Church released more tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple open house on Tuesday, making the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:30:00 MDT BYU football fall practice position preview: The defensive line http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607663/BYU-football-fall-practice-position-preview-The-defensive-line.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607663/BYU-football-fall-practice-position-preview-The-defensive-line.html BYU looks deep, but relatively inexperienced along the defensive front as it enters the fall practice session. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:05:00 MDT My view: Balancing personal conviction and compassion for same-sex couples http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607608/Balancing-personal-conviction-and-compassion-for-same-sex-couples.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607608/Balancing-personal-conviction-and-compassion-for-same-sex-couples.html As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT What life was like for the Mormon pioneers after entering the Salt Lake Valley http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607375/What-life-was-like-for-the-Mormon-pioneers-after-entering-the-Salt-Lake-Valley.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607375/What-life-was-like-for-the-Mormon-pioneers-after-entering-the-Salt-Lake-Valley.html In late July 1847, the Mormon pioneers gazed at the Salt Lake Valley, which would be a home to thousands of the Saints. They... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:14:25 MDT Dan Liljenquist: Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607453/Religious-liberty-and-the-pioneers-2-Understanding-true-worth.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607453/Religious-liberty-and-the-pioneers-2-Understanding-true-worth.html The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:12:58 MDT What's new: History of the Saints editors create book about 'The Mormon Wars' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607374/Whats-new-History-of-the-Saints-editors-create-book-about-The-Mormon-Wars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607374/Whats-new-History-of-the-Saints-editors-create-book-about-The-Mormon-Wars.html A team of editors have compiled a new book titled, "The Mormon Wars," which contains essays describing the early persecutions... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:30 MDT Picturing history: Robert Scott Lorimer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607373/Picturing-history-Robert-Scott-Lorimer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607373/Picturing-history-Robert-Scott-Lorimer.html Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Float party gives thousands a sneak peek of Thursday's big parade http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607320/Float-party-gives-thousands-a-sneak-peek-of-Thursdays-big-parade.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607320/Float-party-gives-thousands-a-sneak-peek-of-Thursdays-big-parade.html More than 16,000 people came to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Monday to see 30 of the 50 Days of '47 Parade floats,... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:20:00 MDT LDS Church to break ground next month for temple in Meridian, Idaho, its 15th under construction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607276/LDS-Church-to-break-ground-next-month-for-temple-in-Meridian-Idaho-its-15th-under-construction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607276/LDS-Church-to-break-ground-next-month-for-temple-in-Meridian-Idaho-its-15th-under-construction.html The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Meridian, Idaho. The temple will be the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:30:00 MDT New study: Mormon pioneers were safer on trek than previously thought, especially infants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607257/New-study-Mormon-pioneers-were-safer-on-trek-than-previously-thought-especially-infants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607257/New-study-Mormon-pioneers-were-safer-on-trek-than-previously-thought-especially-infants.html The Mormon pioneer mortality rate wasn't much worse than that of the general American population in 1850, a new study shows,... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:05:00 MDT What does the Mormon 'temperature' reading mean in new Pew survey? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607202/What-does-the-Mormon-temperature-reading-mean-in-new-Pew-survey.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607202/What-does-the-Mormon-temperature-reading-mean-in-new-Pew-survey.html The Mormon Moment didn't do much to change the attitude of Americans toward Latter-day Saints, but it also probably isn't... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:05:35 MDT Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606978/Latter-day-Saints-should-appreciate-the-president.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606978/Latter-day-Saints-should-appreciate-the-president.html This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:47:06 MDT Religious roots: Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Congregational and other pioneers in Utah started in the late 1800s http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607195/Religious-roots-Catholic-Episcopal-Jewish-Congregational-and-other-pioneers-in-Utah-started-in.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607195/Religious-roots-Catholic-Episcopal-Jewish-Congregational-and-other-pioneers-in-Utah-started-in.html Pioneer Day, celebrated every July 24 in Utah, is a day for people to celebrate their pioneer heritage. While the Mormon... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Free tickets for Ogden LDS Temple open house available online Monday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607157/Free-tickets-for-Ogden-LDS-Temple-open-house-available-online-Monday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607157/Free-tickets-for-Ogden-LDS-Temple-open-house-available-online-Monday.html People can begin to reserve free tickets to the Ogden Temple open house on Monday morning. The open house begins Aug. 1 and... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:45:00 MDT Pioneers, former Mormon missionaries celebrate first stake, growth of LDS Church in Jamaica http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607014/Pioneers-former-Mormon-missionaries-celebrate-first-stake-growth-of-LDS-Church-in-Jamaica.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607014/Pioneers-former-Mormon-missionaries-celebrate-first-stake-growth-of-LDS-Church-in-Jamaica.html Longtime members and former missionaries are celebrating the organization of the first stake and continued growth of The... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:10:00 MDT LDS Church leaders expected at BYU President Kevin Worthen's inauguration Sept. 9 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607112/LDS-Church-leaders-expected-at-BYU-President-Kevin-Worthens-inauguration-Sept-9.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607112/LDS-Church-leaders-expected-at-BYU-President-Kevin-Worthens-inauguration-Sept-9.html Kevin Worthen will be inaugurated Sept. 9 as BYU's 13th president in a ceremony at the Marriott Center. If tradition holds,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:10:00 MDT Never too late: 100-year-old woman baptized into LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607010/Never-too-late-100-year-old-woman-baptized-into-LDS-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607010/Never-too-late-100-year-old-woman-baptized-into-LDS-Church.html After a lifetime of familiarity with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Madeline Baldwin was recently baptized... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT My view: Sexual orientation is no one's fault, it is an opportunity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606977/Sexual-orientation-is-no-ones-fault-it-is-an-opportunity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606977/Sexual-orientation-is-no-ones-fault-it-is-an-opportunity.html As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Mormon missionaries teach New Yorkers about family history using chalk-drawn trees (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606921/Mormon-missionaries-teach-New-Yorkers-about-family-history-using-chalk-drawn-trees-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606921/Mormon-missionaries-teach-New-Yorkers-about-family-history-using-chalk-drawn-trees-video.html A chalk-drawn tree in Union Square grabbed the attention of passersby last month. Intrigued by the statement "find your... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:58:19 MDT LDS Church begins using a 3rd new temple film http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606973/LDS-Church-begins-using-a-3rd-new-temple-film.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606973/LDS-Church-begins-using-a-3rd-new-temple-film.html Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who worshipped at 30 of the more than 140 LDS temples this week... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:55:00 MDT Picturing history: David and Mary Ann Yearsley's Nauvoo home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606958/Picturing-history-David-and-Mary-Ann-Yearsleys-Nauvoo-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606958/Picturing-history-David-and-Mary-Ann-Yearsleys-Nauvoo-home.html The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Returned missionary son tackles mom during airport reunion (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606859/Returned-missionary-son-tackles-mom-during-airport-reunion-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606859/Returned-missionary-son-tackles-mom-during-airport-reunion-video.html Susie Atwood experienced five consecutive years of sending children on LDS missions. When her last son returned, he tackled... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:30:00 MDT Look to past to prepare for future, President Uchtdorf says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606846/Look-to-past-to-prepare-for-future-President-Uchtdorf-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606846/Look-to-past-to-prepare-for-future-President-Uchtdorf-says.html President Uchtdorf speaks to 11,500 during the Ogden, Utah, Pioneer Days Devotional on July 13. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:00 MDT Join the discussion: Why do members of the LDS Church disapprove of President Obama? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606762/Join-the-discussion-Why-do-members-of-the-LDS-Church-disapprove-of-President-Obama.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606762/Join-the-discussion-Why-do-members-of-the-LDS-Church-disapprove-of-President-Obama.html Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have lower approval ratings for President Obama — 18 percent... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:00:00 MDT Book review: 'Dead Wood and Rushing Water' explores unique LDS issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606765/Book-review-Dead-Wood-and-Rushing-Water-explores-unique-LDS-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606765/Book-review-Dead-Wood-and-Rushing-Water-explores-unique-LDS-issues.html In a series of personal essays, Boyd Jay Petersen delves into LDS faith, culture and family life in his book "Dead Wood and... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Church recognized for service in Black Forest Fire http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606738/Church-recognized-for-service-in-Black-Forest-Fire.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606738/Church-recognized-for-service-in-Black-Forest-Fire.html Colorado Springs North Stake, along with 45 other agencies and organizations, recognized with a certificate of appreciation... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:45:00 MDT Videographer explains drone flight over D.C. Temple, expresses newfound appreciation for LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606680/Videographer-explains-drone-flight-over-DC-Temple-expresses-newfound-appreciation-for-LDS-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606680/Videographer-explains-drone-flight-over-DC-Temple-expresses-newfound-appreciation-for-LDS-Church.html Tony Collins recently flew a drone over the Washington D.C. Temple, sharing a new perspective on the beloved building. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:00:00 MDT My view: The most famous person born in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606694/The-most-famous-person-born-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606694/The-most-famous-person-born-in-Utah.html As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:49:45 MDT Defending the Faith: FairMormon conference seeks to give reasons for the hope within us http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606616/FairMormon-conference-seeks-to-give-reasons-for-the-hope-within-us.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606616/FairMormon-conference-seeks-to-give-reasons-for-the-hope-within-us.html The annual FairMormon Conference is the largest regular gathering anywhere devoted to defending the claims of the restored... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:34:17 MDT Making the transition from seminary to institute http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606618/Making-the-transition-from-seminary-to-institute.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606618/Making-the-transition-from-seminary-to-institute.html LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has asked young LDS college students to make participation in institute a priority... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:42:33 MDT New York security guard drawn to LDS Church after working outside the Manhattan Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606223/New-York-security-guard-drawn-to-LDS-Church-after-working-outside-the-Manhattan-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606223/New-York-security-guard-drawn-to-LDS-Church-after-working-outside-the-Manhattan-Temple.html As Edward Matos worked as a security guard at the building where the Manhattan temple , three Manhattan wards, the New York... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:09:32 MDT New Harmony: What it means to magnify church callings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606583/What-it-means-to-magnify-church-callings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606583/What-it-means-to-magnify-church-callings.html To borrow Paul's analogy, when it came to church callings, our patriarch was both the "head" of the body and one of the... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:30:00 MDT Athletes, actress, author pay tribute to Louis Zamperini http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606547/Athletes-actress-author-pay-tribute-to-Louis-Zamperini.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606547/Athletes-actress-author-pay-tribute-to-Louis-Zamperini.html Olympian, World War II veteran and American hero Louis Zamperini died at age 97, leaving behind a legacy of strength,... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:00:00 MDT LDS Church publishes new Web essay on Book of Abraham http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606520/LDS-Church-publishes-new-Web-essay-on-Book-of-Abraham.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606520/LDS-Church-publishes-new-Web-essay-on-Book-of-Abraham.html "The veracity and value of the book of Abraham cannot be settled by scholarly debate concerning the book’s translation... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:50:00 MDT LDS World: Resistance builds spiritual strength http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606338/Resistance-builds-spiritual-strength.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606338/Resistance-builds-spiritual-strength.html Physical resistance helps individuals develop physical strength. Just as individuals benefit from physical resistance, they... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 05:10:00 MDT Book review: 'Seeds of Faith' shares pioneers' conversion stories http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606318/Book-review-Seeds-of-Faith-shares-pioneers-conversion-stories.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606318/Book-review-Seeds-of-Faith-shares-pioneers-conversion-stories.html “Seeds of Faith: Conversion Stories from Early Church History” by Dan Barker proves to be a historical gem. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church releases website to help youths respond to Elder Andersen's temple challenge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606236/LDS-Church-releases-website-to-help-youths-respond-to-Elder-Andersens-temple-challenge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606236/LDS-Church-releases-website-to-help-youths-respond-to-Elder-Andersens-temple-challenge.html In an effort to help LDS youth around the world reach a challenge issued by an apostle, the Church recently released a number... Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:10:00 MDT David Archuleta thanks fans for watching live LDS video chat, announces new projects http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606297/David-Archuleta-thanks-fans-for-watching-live-LDS-video-chat-announces-new-projects.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606297/David-Archuleta-thanks-fans-for-watching-live-LDS-video-chat-announces-new-projects.html Recently returned missionary David Archuleta released a video Thursday expressing his gratitude for all who participated in... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:33:02 MDT LDS missionary numbers to peak at 88,000; more to use and pay for digital devices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606271/LDS-missionary-numbers-to-peak-at-88000-more-to-use-and-pay-for-digital-devices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606271/LDS-missionary-numbers-to-peak-at-88000-more-to-use-and-pay-for-digital-devices.html The executive director of the LDS Missionary Department says the number of missionaries will reach 88,000 before the surge... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:31:38 MDT 'Unbroken' WWII hero Zamperini was man of great faith http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606287/Unbroken-WWII-hero-Zamperini-was-man-of-great-faith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606287/Unbroken-WWII-hero-Zamperini-was-man-of-great-faith.html "Unbroken" hero Louis Zamperini died this week at age 97. Famous for his time as a WWII prisoner of war and his track... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:35:00 MDT Shawn Stevens returns to acting in faith-based film about 1986 Cokeville bombing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606246/Shawn-Stevens-returns-to-acting-in-faith-based-film-about-1986-Cokeville-bombing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606246/Shawn-Stevens-returns-to-acting-in-faith-based-film-about-1986-Cokeville-bombing.html Almost 30 years ago, Shawn Stevens walked away from Hollywood in response to a spiritual prompting. Now he feels the time is... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS missionary continues to serve after his death http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606186/LDS-missionary-continues-to-serve-after-his-death.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606186/LDS-missionary-continues-to-serve-after-his-death.html Matthew Palmer was described by his family as a daddy's boy, gifted pianist and someone who devoted his life to service.... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:49 MDT Elderly Roy man charged with murder in death of wife http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606152/Elderly-Roy-man-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-wife.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606152/Elderly-Roy-man-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-wife.html A 74-year-old man has been charged with murder and booked into the Weber County Jail in connection with the death of his... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:25:00 MDT LDS Church releases video about the history of women and full-time missionary service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606130/LDS-Church-releases-video-about-the-history-of-women-and-full-time-missionary-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606130/LDS-Church-releases-video-about-the-history-of-women-and-full-time-missionary-service.html The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' growing missionary program now includes 20,000 women whose predecessors are... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:30:00 MDT Elder Spencer J. Condie speaks at Southern Virginia University's spiritual retreat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606101/Elder-Spencer-J-Condie-speaks-at-Southern-Virginia-Universitys-spiritual-retreat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606101/Elder-Spencer-J-Condie-speaks-at-Southern-Virginia-Universitys-spiritual-retreat.html Elder Spencer J. Condie, an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a keynote... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT