LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ LDS Church en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:10:15 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LDS Church says 'Happy Mother's Day' with campaign on motherhood http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602717/LDS-Church-says-Happy-Mothers-Day-with-campaign-on-motherhood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602717/LDS-Church-says-Happy-Mothers-Day-with-campaign-on-motherhood.html With a new, two-minute video titled "It Was Mom," the LDS Church launched a Mother's Day social media campaign Wednesday... Thu, 08 May 2014 15:40:00 MDT Elder Ballard becomes first apostle to tweet, others are following http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602676/Elder-Ballard-becomes-first-apostle-to-tweet-others-are-following.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602676/Elder-Ballard-becomes-first-apostle-to-tweet-others-are-following.html Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, both of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, sent a "tweet" to followers... Fri, 09 May 2014 13:30:00 MDT Elder Holland tweets now, too: 'Being with missionaries is the greatest' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602603/Elder-Holland-tweets-now-too-Being-with-missionaries-is-the-greatest.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602603/Elder-Holland-tweets-now-too-Being-with-missionaries-is-the-greatest.html Two days after Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first apostle in the LDS Church to tweet, a fellow member of the Quorum of... Wed, 07 May 2014 22:28:12 MDT LDS Church releases Mother's Day video http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602636/LDS-Church-releases-Mothers-Day-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602636/LDS-Church-releases-Mothers-Day-video.html In honor of Mother's Day, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a video and a Mormon.org page Wednesday as... Wed, 07 May 2014 16:40:00 MDT President Uchtdorf dedicates Florida's 2nd temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602421/President-Uchtdorf-dedicates-Floridas-2nd-temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602421/President-Uchtdorf-dedicates-Floridas-2nd-temple.html Coverage of the May 4, 2014, dedication of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:38:01 MDT 10 remarkable women in LDS Church history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602558/10-remarkable-women-in-LDS-Church-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602558/10-remarkable-women-in-LDS-Church-history.html In honor of Mother's Day and women everywhere, here is a look at 10 remarkable women in LDS Church history. Wed, 07 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT Elder Ballard becomes first LDS apostle to tweet http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602524/Elder-Ballard-becomes-first-LDS-apostle-to-tweet.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602524/Elder-Ballard-becomes-first-LDS-apostle-to-tweet.html Going by the Twitter handle @M_RBallard, Elder M. Russell Ballard sent a tweet Sunday night, becoming the first member of the... Tue, 06 May 2014 11:50:00 MDT Utah leaders offer mixed reaction on prayer in public square http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602497/Utah-leaders-offer-mixed-reaction-on-prayer-in-public-square.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602497/Utah-leaders-offer-mixed-reaction-on-prayer-in-public-square.html Local leaders react to a Supreme Court of the United States ruling that allows religion-specific prayers in government... Mon, 05 May 2014 18:57:48 MDT Utah family serves LDS mission together, inspires others http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602334/Utah-family-serves-LDS-mission-together-inspires-others.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602334/Utah-family-serves-LDS-mission-together-inspires-others.html Elder David and Sister Margene Lake, along with their two special needs daughters, currently serve as FamilySearch... Mon, 05 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT California members in Orange County make meals for 100,000 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602321/California-members-in-Orange-County-make-meals-for-100000.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602321/California-members-in-Orange-County-make-meals-for-100000.html More than 800 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orange County came together with the community to... Mon, 05 May 2014 02:00:00 MDT In our opinion: Religious freedom is the key to harnessing the positive social role of faith http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602290/Religious-freedom-is-the-key-to-harnessing-the-positive-social-role-of-faith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602290/Religious-freedom-is-the-key-to-harnessing-the-positive-social-role-of-faith.html When it comes to the influence of religion in everyday lives, Americans have among the world’s most positive feelings.... Sat, 03 May 2014 16:35:16 MDT LDS World: The blessings of membership in Jesus Christ's church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602332/The-blessings-of-membership-in-Jesus-Christs-church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602332/The-blessings-of-membership-in-Jesus-Christs-church.html Membership in Christ's church gives us access to priesthood power and the privilege of making eternal covenants with God. It... Sun, 04 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT Elder Clayton M. Christensen and daughter discuss new approaches to missionary work at Women's Conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602287/Elder-Clayton-M-Christensen-and-daughter-discuss-new-approaches-to-missionary-work-at-Womens.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602287/Elder-Clayton-M-Christensen-and-daughter-discuss-new-approaches-to-missionary-work-at-Womens.html Elder Clayton M. Christensen and his daughter Ann share their experiences surrounding missionary work and encourage audience... Fri, 02 May 2014 12:45:00 MDT How Mormons build temples, step-by-step guide http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602198/How-Mormons-build-temples-step-by-step-guide.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602198/How-Mormons-build-temples-step-by-step-guide.html The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a video, an infographic and a detailed text description of its... Thu, 01 May 2014 17:45:00 MDT Samuelson departs after proving he fit at BYU after all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602159/Samuelson-departs-after-proving-he-fit-at-BYU-after-all.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602159/Samuelson-departs-after-proving-he-fit-at-BYU-after-all.html Cecil O. Samuelson completes his 11-year run as BYU's 12th president today after proving that, despite his background as a... Thu, 01 May 2014 07:15:00 MDT 'Visible as a beacon': Oakland Temple celebrates 50th year of service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602115/Visible-as-a-beacon-Oakland-Temple-celebrates-50th-year-of-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602115/Visible-as-a-beacon-Oakland-Temple-celebrates-50th-year-of-service.html The Oakland California Temple, dedicated in 1964, is in its 50th year of service. Thu, 01 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT New Harmony: Foxes in the henhouse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602127/Foxes-in-the-henhouse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602127/Foxes-in-the-henhouse.html It was the late Truman Madsen who said when secular writers examine spiritual experience, they grasp everything except the... Thu, 01 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT Elder Jeffrey R. Holland surprises youth in Florida http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602099/Elder-Jeffrey-R-Holland-surprises-youth-in-Florida.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602099/Elder-Jeffrey-R-Holland-surprises-youth-in-Florida.html Last week during a trip to Florida, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve made a surprise visit to more than... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:33:01 MDT What's new: 'Gathering As One' shares photos, history of Tabernacle on Temple Square http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602053/Whats-new-Gathering-As-One-shares-photos-history-of-Tabernacle-on-Temple-Square.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602053/Whats-new-Gathering-As-One-shares-photos-history-of-Tabernacle-on-Temple-Square.html "Gathering As One: The History of the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City" by Elwin C. Robison is a detailed book about one... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church clarifies survey question on same-sex attraction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602010/LDS-Church-clarifies-survey-question-on-same-sex-attraction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602010/LDS-Church-clarifies-survey-question-on-same-sex-attraction.html The LDS Church reworded a question on same-sex attraction in a survey it is conducting of church members between the ages of... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:05:54 MDT New MTC expansion plans revealed by LDS Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601994/New-MTC-expansion-plans-revealed-by-LDS-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601994/New-MTC-expansion-plans-revealed-by-LDS-Church.html Preliminary plans for expansion of the LDS Church's Provo MTC include a new drive where parents and family will drop off... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:20:00 MDT USA Today: Provo is the nation’s happiest town, but is it worth visiting? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601973/USA-Today-Provo-is-the-nation7s-happiest-town-but-is-it-worth-visiting.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601973/USA-Today-Provo-is-the-nation7s-happiest-town-but-is-it-worth-visiting.html USA Today writer Jayne Clark takes a look at what makes Provo the city with the highest overall sense of well-being in the... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:35:00 MDT Orange County Saints remember the Mormon Battalion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601824/Orange-County-Saints-remember-the-Mormon-Battalion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601824/Orange-County-Saints-remember-the-Mormon-Battalion.html When Brigham Young asked men to join the Mormon Battalion in 1846, he promised that their sacrifice would never be forgotten.... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:00:00 MDT Utah Democrats pick ex-S.L. County Mayor Peter Corroon as party chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601885/Utah-Democrats-pick-ex-SL-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-as-party-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601885/Utah-Democrats-pick-ex-SL-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-as-party-chairman.html Utah Democrats elected a familiar face to lead their party Saturday — former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:44:46 MDT Book review: Globetrotter finds love in Jackson Hole in LDS conversion novel http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601825/Book-review-Globetrotter-finds-love-in-Jackson-Hole-in-LDS-conversion-novel.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601825/Book-review-Globetrotter-finds-love-in-Jackson-Hole-in-LDS-conversion-novel.html Elizabeth is in her late 20s and has left no stone unturned; she’s adventurous and has made a career of fashion and... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT Rare Mormon coins bring in millions of dollars at auction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601850/Rare-Mormon-coins-bring-in-millions-of-dollars-at-auction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601850/Rare-Mormon-coins-bring-in-millions-of-dollars-at-auction.html An auction of rare Mormon gold coins made in 1849 was completed Thursday and the sale amounts were eye-popping. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:28:37 MDT LDS Church announces Ogden Utah Temple rededication dates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601823/LDS-Church-announces-Ogden-Utah-Temple-rededication-dates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601823/LDS-Church-announces-Ogden-Utah-Temple-rededication-dates.html The Odgen Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:35:00 MDT LDS FamilySearch donates $1.5 million to Philly museum http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601755/LDS-FamilySearch-donates-15-million-to-Philly-museum.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601755/LDS-FamilySearch-donates-15-million-to-Philly-museum.html More than 3 million people use FamilySearch records and services each month. The organization now has more than 3.5 billion... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:35:00 MDT Normons: A site to prove just how normal Mormons are http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601587/Normons-A-site-to-prove-just-how-normal-Mormons-are.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601587/Normons-A-site-to-prove-just-how-normal-Mormons-are.html Rebbie Groesbeck doesn't claim to know everything about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but as a Mormon... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:00:00 MDT Tips for living: Emotional support for those who are single http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601575/Tips-for-living-Emotional-support-for-those-who-are-single.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601575/Tips-for-living-Emotional-support-for-those-who-are-single.html Whether by divorce, death of a spouse or never being married at all, there are challenges to being single. Here are some tips... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Easter video viewed over 5 million times http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601508/LDS-Easter-video-viewed-over-5-million-times.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601508/LDS-Easter-video-viewed-over-5-million-times.html The video at the center of the LDS Church's Holy Week social media campaign doubled its reach over the weekend. "Because of... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:45:00 MDT Easter: A time of renewal and unity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601400/Easter-A-time-of-renewal-and-unity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601400/Easter-A-time-of-renewal-and-unity.html Local Christian congregations meet together in celebration of Jesus Christ. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:33:18 MDT 'Because of Him': LDS video on Christ surpasses 2.6 million YouTube views http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601376/Because-of-Him-LDS-video-on-Christ-surpasses-26-million-YouTube-views.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601376/Because-of-Him-LDS-video-on-Christ-surpasses-26-million-YouTube-views.html An Easter video at the center of a major LDS Church media campaign this week is nearing 3 million views on YouTube, a number... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:35:00 MDT Emergency prep fair slated for Davis communities http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601331/Emergency-prep-fair-slated-for-Davis-communities.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601331/Emergency-prep-fair-slated-for-Davis-communities.html Fruit Heights City will be hosting a Tri-City Emergency Preparedness Fair for residents of Farmington, Kaysville and Fruit... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:58:29 MDT The story behind the missionary reality TV show, 'The District' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601164/The-story-behind-the-missionary-reality-TV-show-The-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601164/The-story-behind-the-missionary-reality-TV-show-The-District.html The story behind "Preach My Gospel" DVDs "The District 1" and "The District 2" has never been told — until now. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 MDT Texas seizes FLDS Church's secluded ranch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601289/Texas-seizes-FLDS-Churchs-secluded-ranch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601289/Texas-seizes-FLDS-Churchs-secluded-ranch.html The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:00 MDT At UVU, Elder Oaks sees hope despite 'alarming' religious liberty trends http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601203/At-UVU-Elder-Oaks-sees-hope-despite-alarming-religious-liberty-trends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601203/At-UVU-Elder-Oaks-sees-hope-despite-alarming-religious-liberty-trends.html Giving his first legal lecture in 29 years, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the LDS Church spoke at UVU's Constitutional Symposium... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 MDT Atheists, Mormon scholars talk religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601200/Atheists-Mormon-scholars-talk-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601200/Atheists-Mormon-scholars-talk-religion.html Two groups came together Wednesday night to create understanding between groups commonly seen as oppositional. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:00 MDT LDS convert and influential friend reunite after 55 years http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601132/LDS-convert-and-influential-friend-reunite-after-55-years.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601132/LDS-convert-and-influential-friend-reunite-after-55-years.html After 55 years of praying and searching, David Einfeldt reconnected with the young man who first introduced him to the LDS... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:55:00 MDT In our opinion: An immigration opportunity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601084/An-immigration-opportunity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601084/An-immigration-opportunity.html President Obama and faith leaders on Tuesday pledged to urge Congress to act on immigration reform as soon as possible. And... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:25:47 MDT LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601049/LDS-Church-reaffirms-stance-on-immigration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601049/LDS-Church-reaffirms-stance-on-immigration.html The LDS Church issued a statement reaffirming its stance on immigration laws on MormonNewsroom.org today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:40:00 MDT New General Authorities, Sunday School presidency http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600992/New-General-Authorities-Sunday-School-presidency.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600992/New-General-Authorities-Sunday-School-presidency.html Biographical information on newly called General Authorities and the Sunday School general presidency. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:10:00 MDT BYU basketball: Future Cougar hoop stars serving LDS missions throughout the world http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600975/BYU-basketball-Future-Cougar-hoop-stars-serving-LDS-missions-throughout-the-world.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600975/BYU-basketball-Future-Cougar-hoop-stars-serving-LDS-missions-throughout-the-world.html BYU's future basketball stars are — and soon will be — scattered across the globe serving LDS missions. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:20:00 MDT LDS Church releases YouTube video as part of Easter initiative http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600902/LDS-Church-releases-YouTube-video-as-part-of-Easter-initiative.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600902/LDS-Church-releases-YouTube-video-as-part-of-Easter-initiative.html The video is part of an LDS Church initiative that aims to help people learn more about Jesus Christ during the time between... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:30:00 MDT Book review: ‘The Temple Experience’ encourages soul-searching http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600787/Book-review-6The-Temple-Experience7-encourages-soul-searching.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600787/Book-review-6The-Temple-Experience7-encourages-soul-searching.html With a background in psychology, Wendy Ulrich focuses on how basic LDS temple teachings can be looked at in a personal way,... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT LDS Business College graduates urged to write their own story http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600820/LDS-Business-College-graduates-urged-to-write-their-own-story.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600820/LDS-Business-College-graduates-urged-to-write-their-own-story.html Graduates from LDS Business College heard messages about how to share the light they have gained through education. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:39:36 MDT LDS Church releases update on missionaries in Ukraine http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600756/LDS-Church-releases-update-on-missionaries-in-Ukraine.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600756/LDS-Church-releases-update-on-missionaries-in-Ukraine.html The Church of Jesus of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an update April 11 at 8 a.m. regarding missionaries serving... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:20:00 MDT LDS Church meetings held every day of the week in Hong Kong http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600716/LDS-Church-meetings-held-every-day-of-the-week-in-Hong-Kong.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600716/LDS-Church-meetings-held-every-day-of-the-week-in-Hong-Kong.html Where are LDS Church meetings held most frequently in the world? And why? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:00:00 MDT Internet users either hot or cold when it comes to religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600596/Internet-users-either-hot-or-cold-when-it-comes-to-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600596/Internet-users-either-hot-or-cold-when-it-comes-to-religion.html A recent study suggests Internet use can make people less religious, but church groups' online activities and Pew research... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:20:00 MDT Former Soviet gold medal-winning gymnast finds opportunity, LDS Church in the U.S. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600632/Former-Soviet-gold-medal-winning-gymnast-finds-opportunity-LDS-Church-in-the-US.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600632/Former-Soviet-gold-medal-winning-gymnast-finds-opportunity-LDS-Church-in-the-US.html In 1996, Rustam Sharipov received his second Olympic gold medal in gymanstics and was at the pinnacle of his career. Four... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT