Dallin H. Oaks http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Dallin H. Oaks en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:01:53 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Utahns not as strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, poll finds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613576/Utahns-not-as-strongly-opposed-to-same-sex-marriage-poll-finds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613576/Utahns-not-as-strongly-opposed-to-same-sex-marriage-poll-finds.html Utahns are not as strongly opposed to same-sex marriage as they were before the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower-court... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:40:00 MDT President Uchtdorf speaks to international delegates about religious freedom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613096/President-Uchtdorf-speaks-to-international-delegates-about-religious-freedom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613096/President-Uchtdorf-speaks-to-international-delegates-about-religious-freedom.html Religious freedom and the rule of law are central messages of the Church, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf told delegates from 40... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:52:44 MDT In our opinion: A call for civility and for strengthening families http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612572/A-call-for-civility-and-for-strengthening-families.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612572/A-call-for-civility-and-for-strengthening-families.html The Supreme Court has allowed same-sex marriages to go forward in Utah and four other states. The Deseret News echoes the... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT 184th Semiannual General Conference talk summaries (+photos) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660539/184th-Semiannual-General-Conference-talk-summaries-photos.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660539/184th-Semiannual-General-Conference-talk-summaries-photos.html Summaries of the talks given during the conference sessions, including the Sept. 27 General Women's Meeting, will be posted... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:00:00 MDT Calls for civility accompany same-sex marriage action http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612533/Calls-for-civility-accompany-same-sex-marriage-action.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612533/Calls-for-civility-accompany-same-sex-marriage-action.html Utahns' reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear the state's appeal of a lower-court ruling allowing... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:15:00 MDT Photos: LDS general conference Saturday afternoon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612431/Photos-LDS-general-conference-Saturday-afternoon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612431/Photos-LDS-general-conference-Saturday-afternoon.html Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17:45:00 MDT Elder Dallin H. Oaks: 'Loving and living with differences' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612415/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Loving-and-living-with-differences.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612415/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Loving-and-living-with-differences.html Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches of the importance of avoiding contention and loving those whose beliefs are different. Members... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:35:00 MDT LDS Church shares facts, excitement for general conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612269/LDS-Church-shares-facts-excitement-for-general-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612269/LDS-Church-shares-facts-excitement-for-general-conference.html As the 184th semiannual general conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints approaches, many social media... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:33:12 MDT LDS Church leaders share excitement for General Women's Meeting http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611815/LDS-Church-leaders-share-excitement-for-General-Womens-Meeting.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611815/LDS-Church-leaders-share-excitement-for-General-Womens-Meeting.html This weekend, millions of women and girls as young as eight years old will gather together for the second semiannual General... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:35:03 MDT Ogden Utah Temple speaker list http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611720/Ogden-Utah-Temple-speaker-list.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611720/Ogden-Utah-Temple-speaker-list.html The following General Authorities and Church officers spoke at the rededication of the Ogden Utah Temple on Sunday, Sept. 21. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:15:00 MDT President Thomas S. Monson rededicates Ogden Utah Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611461/President-Thomas-S-Monson-rededicates-Ogden-Utah-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611461/President-Thomas-S-Monson-rededicates-Ogden-Utah-Temple.html Hundreds of thousands of Church members gathered in the renovated Ogden Utah Temple and in meetinghouses across Utah and... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:40:00 MDT Kevin J Worthen installed as new president for BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610607/Kevin-J-Worthen-installed-as-new-president-for-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610607/Kevin-J-Worthen-installed-as-new-president-for-BYU.html Kevin J Worthen was installed as BYU’s 13th president during a devotional assembly on Tuesday in the Marriott Center. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:30:00 MDT A new president for BYU: Kevin J Worthen installed during inaugural ceremony http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610599/A-new-president-for-BYU-Kevin-J-Worthen-installed-during-inaugural-ceremony.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610599/A-new-president-for-BYU-Kevin-J-Worthen-installed-during-inaugural-ceremony.html Kevin J Worthen is installed as BYU's 13th president during an inauguration ceremony held in the Marriott Center on Sept. 9. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:40:00 MDT Personal Revelation: "Be Thou an example of the Believers" http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609763/Personal-Revelation-Be-Thou-an-example-of-the-Believers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609763/Personal-Revelation-Be-Thou-an-example-of-the-Believers.html Taking a live poll from the audience about how people best feel the Spirit, Devin R Toma, assistant to the area director,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:44:09 MDT A contrite spirit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609778/A-contrite-spirit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609778/A-contrite-spirit.html Whether gathered by the hundreds in a large facility or a few in perhaps a humble setting such as a member's home, the... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:30:00 MDT Priesthood blessings equally available to all, LDS leaders say in new statement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605988/Priesthood-blessings-equally-available-to-all-LDS-leaders-say-in-new-statement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605988/Priesthood-blessings-equally-available-to-all-LDS-leaders-say-in-new-statement.html In a joint statement Saturday, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church said priesthood... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:10:00 MDT Group celebrates 25 years of Mormon missionaries crossing divided Germany http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605132/Group-celebrates-25-years-of-Mormon-missionaries-crossing-divided-Germany.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605132/Group-celebrates-25-years-of-Mormon-missionaries-crossing-divided-Germany.html It has been 25 years since the German Democratic Republic was opened to LDS missionary work. This weekend, former... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:00:00 MDT 'An abundant life' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605051/An-abundant-life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605051/An-abundant-life.html These ABC's have relevance for all of us who seek an abundant life. In essence, each day of life for all of us is much like... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:05:00 MDT Elder Oaks: Religious freedom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604122/Elder-Oaks-Religious-freedom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604122/Elder-Oaks-Religious-freedom.html Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently discussed the importance of religious freedom with Grant... Sat, 31 May 2014 00:10:00 MDT Religious freedom still possible http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601720/Religious-freedom-still-possible.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601720/Religious-freedom-still-possible.html There is hope for the future of religious liberty and freedom of speech despite an "alarming trajectory," Elder Dallin H.... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:09:24 MDT Deseret News National Edition: Religious freedom, the Sabbath and Jewish women http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601464/Deseret-News-National-Edition-Religious-freedom-the-Sabbath-and-Jewish-women.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601464/Deseret-News-National-Edition-Religious-freedom-the-Sabbath-and-Jewish-women.html This week’s Deseret News National Edition tackles the Ten Commandments, ways to end poverty and forgiveness. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:56:10 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 Elder Dallin H. Oaks: 'Keys and authority of the priesthood' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600323/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Keys-and-authority-of-the-priesthood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600323/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Keys-and-authority-of-the-priesthood.html Priesthood keys and authority direct and pertain to women as well as men, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quroum fo the Twelve... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:13:54 MDT Elder Oaks recognized as 'Pillar of the Valley' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600153/Elder-Oaks-recognized-as-Pillar-of-the-Valley.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600153/Elder-Oaks-recognized-as-Pillar-of-the-Valley.html Elder Dallin H. Oaks returned to his hometown of Provo, Utah, where he received the "Pillar of the Valley" award from the... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:45:00 MDT Elder Oaks receives Pillar of the Valley Award in Provo http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599817/Elder-Oaks-receives-Pillar-of-the-Valley-Award-in-Provo.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599817/Elder-Oaks-receives-Pillar-of-the-Valley-Award-in-Provo.html Elder Dallin H. Oaks was honored Friday with the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Pillar of the Valley Award at a gala where... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:20:00 MDT Linda & Richard Eyre: Can more babies save society? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588443/Can-more-babies-save-society.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588443/Can-more-babies-save-society.html “Don’t you know you are contributing to the overpopulation of the earth — how can you be so selfish?” Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:18:12 MDT Elder Dallin H. Oaks: 'No Other Gods' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587815/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-No-Other-Gods.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587815/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-No-Other-Gods.html Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks of the importance of making God our first priority. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 10:55:00 MDT Joseph Smith's habeas corpus hearings dramatized in Illinois http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587435/Joseph-Smiths-habeas-corpus-hearings-dramatized-in-Illinois.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587435/Joseph-Smiths-habeas-corpus-hearings-dramatized-in-Illinois.html During the Nauvoo period of Church history, the Prophet Joseph Smith was dogged by legal troubles stemming from the Missouri... Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:55:00 MDT Elder Dallin H. Oaks: 'Joseph Smith was a remarkable man, a great American' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587358/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Joseph-Smith-was-a-remarkable-man-a-great-American.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587358/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Joseph-Smith-was-a-remarkable-man-a-great-American.html Joseph Smith was “a remarkable man, a great American," Elder Dallin H. Oaks declared Sept. 23 on the eve of a... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 MDT Elder Oaks promotes strengthening the free exercise of religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629804/Elder-Oaks-promotes-strengthening-the-free-exercise-of-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629804/Elder-Oaks-promotes-strengthening-the-free-exercise-of-religion.html Religious teachings and religious organizations are vital to a free society and deserve its special legal protection, Elder... Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Prophet calls for tolerance, kindness toward those who don't share LDS beliefs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577689/Prophet-calls-for-tolerance-kindness-toward-those-who-dont-share-LDS-beliefs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577689/Prophet-calls-for-tolerance-kindness-toward-those-who-dont-share-LDS-beliefs.html The LDS Church's 183rd Annual General Conference closed Sunday afternoon with a plea from their prophet for church members... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:50:00 MDT Are Mormons the most connected? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577684/Are-Mormons-the-most-connected.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577684/Are-Mormons-the-most-connected.html This weekend Mormons from around the world used the Internet to watch General Conference and to connect with each other. Just... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:10:00 MDT Elder Dallin H. Oaks: 'Followers of Christ' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626347/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Followers-of-Christ.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626347/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-Followers-of-Christ.html In his Sunday afternoon address, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve utilized the four gospels of the New... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:50:00 MDT Elder Dallin H. Oaks' recent visit to Asia highlighted in new video http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576491/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-recent-visit-to-Asia-highlighted-in-new-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576491/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-recent-visit-to-Asia-highlighted-in-new-video.html The LDS Church has taken great strides in Asia over the past few years. Recently, Elder Dallin H. Oaks traveled there, and... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:30:00 MDT New LDS site answers questions about Mormons and China http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575921/New-LDS-site-answers-questions-about-Mormons-and-China.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575921/New-LDS-site-answers-questions-about-Mormons-and-China.html With the launch of a website aimed at those from the People’s Republic of China who have joined the LDS Church while... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:25:00 MDT Duce's Wild: Teens teach about the Atonement in Sunday School http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575697/Teens-teach-about-the-Atonement-in-Sunday-School.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575697/Teens-teach-about-the-Atonement-in-Sunday-School.html Our Sunday School class jumped at the opportunity to fill an hour with object lessons, parables and visual lessons that... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MDT BYU's Mendenhall: 'There's more to do' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574715/BYUs-Mendenhall-Theres-more-to-do.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574715/BYUs-Mendenhall-Theres-more-to-do.html From the time he was hired as the head coach at BYU in December 2004, Bronco Mendenhall knew he wouldn't be in this position... Sat, 02 Mar 2013 20:05:00 MST Defending the Faith: Joseph Smith's character http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571839/Joseph-Smiths-character.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571839/Joseph-Smiths-character.html Drifting inexorably toward old age, I’m more and more impressed by what Joseph Smith accomplished in his less than 39... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:00:00 MST Elder Oaks honored for contributions to the cause of religious freedom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568988/Elder-Oaks-honored-for-contributions-to-the-cause-of-religious-freedom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568988/Elder-Oaks-honored-for-contributions-to-the-cause-of-religious-freedom.html Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be honored... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:30:00 MST Ask Angela: Is online dating a good way to jump back into dating? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566430/Is-online-dating-a-good-way-to-jump-back-into-dating.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566430/Is-online-dating-a-good-way-to-jump-back-into-dating.html A reader is trying to find a date for her brother-in-law and wonders if online dating is a good option. Angela, and Ask... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 MST Bloggernacle Back Bench: Many marvelous Mormon Messages http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565019/Many-marvelous-Mormon-Messages.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565019/Many-marvelous-Mormon-Messages.html Watch six new Mormon Messages that virtually take us to Africa, provide personal testimonies and teach about the importance... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:00:00 MDT More awareness from the general public needed in the fight against human trafficking http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765611652/More-awareness-from-the-general-public-needed-in-the-fight-against-human-trafficking.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765611652/More-awareness-from-the-general-public-needed-in-the-fight-against-human-trafficking.html Efforts to eliminate human trafficking are at the forefront of many political and religious leaders' minds. "Our fight... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:10:14 MDT Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks about the effects of family structure and divorce on children http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765610355/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-speaks-about-the-effects-of-family-structure-and-divorce-on-children.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765610355/Elder-Dallin-H-Oaks-speaks-about-the-effects-of-family-structure-and-divorce-on-children.html Divorce and family structure can have a substantial effect on a child, according to recent research and a general conference... Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:35:06 MDT Elder Oaks advocates for children during Saturday afternoon session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563944/Elder-Oaks-advocates-for-children-during-Saturday-afternoon-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563944/Elder-Oaks-advocates-for-children-during-Saturday-afternoon-session.html Elders L. Tom Perry, M. Russell Ballard and Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve all spoke at the Saturday afternoon... Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:32:53 MDT Former missionaries rejoice for India's first stake http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559380/Former-missionaries-rejoice-for-Indias-first-stake.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559380/Former-missionaries-rejoice-for-Indias-first-stake.html Former LDS missionaries celebrate the organization of India's first stake by sharing experiences and memories. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:55:10 MDT Bloggernacle Back Bench: Celebrating Pioneer Day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559453/Celebrating-Pioneer-Day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559453/Celebrating-Pioneer-Day.html Find blogs full of ideas for celebrating Pioneer Day, including history lessons, printables, pioneer recipes and faithful... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MDT LDS World: Knowing Christ's doctrine adds protection from the adversary http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559368/Knowing-Christs-doctrine-adds-protection-from-the-adversary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559368/Knowing-Christs-doctrine-adds-protection-from-the-adversary.html Anti-Christ Korihor leveled many lies against Christ's church. Many were deceived and lost their faith. One reason members... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MDT