LDS Church 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 LDS apostle Elder David A. Bednar offers prayer over Utah Senate 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 The TLC special "My Husband's Not Gay" is creating a media hubbub before it airs on Sunday. A 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:30:00 MST 'Did great-grandpa know Joseph Smith?' New website helps build connections to early LDS history 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 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 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'? 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