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    Courtesy Intellectual Reserver, LLC  A rendering of the LDS Church’s planned Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Mormons to break ground on Haiti temple this fall
    Haiti, one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nations with a poverty rate approaching 60 percent, soon will be able to offer its Mormon populace the ...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 09:44 am   |     |   Share
    In this Monday, June 19, 2017, Philadelphia’s altered gay pride flag is seen outside City Hall.  Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants, and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community. They say increasingly corporate pride celebrations prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore the issues continuing to face black and brown LGBT people. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) When religious and sexual freedom collide, which should triumph? Survey reflects a great divide
    Talk about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this past week to hear a Colorado baker’s appeal over the right to refuse to sell a wedding cake to a sam...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
    |  Courtesy LDS church  Susanne Mitchell, director of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center; Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president; Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance; and Tracey Tabet, administrator of the Utah Children’s Justice Center, take a picture together after the alliance’s award ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 4, 2017. Mormon church honored for efforts to help child abuse victims
    The National Children’s Alliance has honored the LDS Church’s advocacy for protection of — and supportive care for — victims of child abuse. The allia...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Conference attendees moved about near the waterfall prior to the afternoon session of 186th Semiannual General Conference of the LDS church, Sunday, October 2, 2016. LDS millennials are more Democratic, diverse than older Mormons, survey shows
    Mormon millennials are mostly married and wed at about the same age as their parents. They grew up in smaller families, are more racially diverse and ...
    Updated May 26 2017 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Monsignor Terence Moore Utah Catholics honor five priests on their silver and golden anniversaries
    The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has honored five longtime priests for reaching anniversary milestones in their ecclesiastical careers. During a...
    Updated May 25 2017 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Photo courtesy LDS Church Former four-time New York Attorney General Robert Abrams and Elder Quentin L. Cook of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormon, Jewish leaders trumpet their close ties at New York reception
    Israeli government and Jewish religious leaders joined with Mormon representatives this week in praising the increasingly close relationship between t...
    Updated May 12 2017 10:16 am   |     |   Share
    In this photo taken May 4, 2017, a gardener tends to the flowers on a roundabout underneath a statue of the three shepherd children who say they saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago, in Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two of the children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) Faith, peace, hope — Fatima’s century-old message needed more today than ever, cardinal says
    The century that has passed since three Portuguese children reported seeing the Virgin Mary in Fatima has not diminished the urgency of the apparition...
    Updated May 10 2017 09:04 am   |     |   Share
    Don’t bail on public schools, Hispanic leader urges Christians
    Perceived hostility to faith and moral standards has some Christian leaders calling for a mass exodus of believers from public schools. Andrea Ramirez...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Pope Francis delivers his speech as he looks at a banner reading ’I Care’, during his appearance at an Earth Day event in Rome, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Francis made a surprise appearance at the Earth Day event getting up on stage to give an unscheduled address to the delight of the audience in the Villa Borghese park. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP) ITALY OUT Earth Day plea for Catholics in Utah and around the world: Show mercy to our terrestrial home
    Someday, scripture promises, heaven will come down to Earth. This weekend, Roman Catholics — thanks to a rare convergence of the liturgical and secula...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 05:08 pm   |     |   Share
    A picture of a smooth, brown, egg-sized rock is shown in the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon following a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library, in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church for the first time is publishing photos of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate the story that became the basis of the religion. The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ‘Trust gap’ hounds the Mormon church, research shows
    Some Latter-day Saints may leave the fold after finding out aspects of their history that don’t match the Sunday school version — like the fact founde...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
    photo courtesy LDS church  The Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Large crowds expected as renovated Idaho Falls Mormon temple reopens; see new photos of interior, exterior
    After more than two years of extensive renovation, the Mormon temple in Idaho Falls will reopen starting this weekend for a public open house. Church ...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The mid-century architecture tour on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, showcased six mid-century era churches on the east side of Salt Lake City. The “Let There Be Light’ tour includes Christ United Methodist Church, completed in 1965, which was built with the first all slate roof in Utah and a church organ with 1500 pipes. CUMC is celebrating its 125th year. Christ United Methodist Church to mark 125 years of Salt Lake Valley ministry
    Christ United Methodist Church will observe 125 years of ministry in the Salt Lake Valley come Sunday, April 23. Pastor Jean Schwien says all are welc...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 07:37 pm   |     |   Share
    Easter speech: BYU law prof to discuss arrest, trial, execution of Jesus
    Brigham Young University law professor John Welch will speak Thursday on the latest scholarship regarding the foundation of Easter: the arrest, trial ...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 11:21 am   |     |   Share
    photo courtesy LDS church Nancy Lange, the wife of the President of the Republic of Peru, has donated 26 tons of food. Mormon church ships tons of food to flood-plagued Peru
    The LDS Church has donated 32 tons of food to aid hundreds of thousands of Peruvians left destitute by torrential spring rains and flooding in the nor...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 11:21 am   |     |   Share
    Author, speaker Terry Tripp to highlight Utah Aglow event
    The Utah Aglow ministry has landed Christian author, teacher and musician Terry Tripp as featured speaker for its annual spring retreat. Utah Aglow Pr...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 06:24 am   |     |   Share
    ‘Master Mender,’ musical passion play, marks 35th year in Utah
    “Master Mender,” a musical passion play annually seen by thousands of northern Utah evangelical Christians, marks its 35th year this Easter season. Ra...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 08:55 am   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)       Cathedral of the Madeleine holds a special Spanish language Mass for Christmas on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Salt Lake City. Utah’s Catholic women to focus on faith’s joy at April convention
    Susan Neilson, former president of the of national Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW), will be the keynote speaker as women of the faith gather...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 05:40 pm   |     |   Share
    Christ at Emmaus painting by Carl Bloch. ‘Jesus’ film spreads the word in more than 1,500 languages, 230 countries
    The Jesus Film Project has topped the 1,500-language milestone for translation of the gospel story, this time making the movie available in the easter...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
    (The statue of the angel Moroni prior to be raised to the top of the steeple on the Rome Italy Temple March 25, 2017. Courtesy Photo)   | Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Angel Moroni installed at the top of the new Mormon Temple in Rome
    Not far from the world headquarters of Catholicism and in a city known for its ancient and exquisite statues sits a new 13-foot-tall, gold-leaf-covere...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 08:33 am   |     |   Share
    What color is God? Does the sky have to be blue? LDS coloring books let kids decide
    Coloring books that allow children to render scriptural characters, even God, in any variety of the Crayola rainbow are being offered to Mormon childr...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 08:45 am   |     |   Share
    (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, November 28, 2014.. Mormons and plastic surgery — a connection that is more myth than reality
    No one could blame Mormon writer Jana Riess for presuming that women in her faith were going under the plastic surgery knife at a higher rate than oth...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
    Free showing of ‘The Homestretch’ at Salt Lake City’s Christ United Methodist Church
    Salt Lake City’s Christ United Methodist Church invites the public to view “The Homestretch,” the latest installment of its social-justice film series...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 08:48 am   |     |   Share
    This screen grab shows Xian Mackintosh, who came out as gay and left the Mormon faith. The church recently produced a video about his story. Mormon church releases video of family accepting gay son who leaves the faith
    After wrestling with his same-sex attraction throughout his childhood and into his early 20s, Xian Mackintosh finally told his Mormon parents he was g...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Catholics honor Weber State’s do-everything Father Cummins
    It seems honor and humility go hand in hand when it comes to the Rev. Charles Cummins, chaplain of Weber State University’s Newman Center. Father Cumm...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |   Tribune file photo)   Noor Ul-Hasan. Whether red, green, black or blue, a hijab’s color says a lot about individual Muslims
    Most Americans get that a woman wearing a hijab is Muslim. But they are largely clueless about nuances and style choices accompanying the veil coverin...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
    Video shows Mormon missionary beat back would-be attacker
    The Facebook video begins with two Mormon missionaries on the tough streets of Manaus, Brazil, perhaps just trying to bear a little testimony about th...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Don Peay of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, right, speaks before the Utah House in 2016. Trump’s Utah point man calls out voters, Mormons who didn’t back the new prez
    Don Peay says the 54 percent of Utah voters — especially Mormon Republicans — who didn’t cast their presidential ballots for Donald Trump need to do a...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 08:58 am   |     |   Share
    Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Married Catholic priests more prevalent than you might think
    If you saw the headlines or listened to the talking heads of cable news recently, it sure seems that Pope Francis is turning the Vatican on its head b...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Rev. Nurjhan Govan smiles as she listens during a pastor appreciation service at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday. April 17, 2016. The Rev. Nurjhan Govan has ministered tirelessly for more than a dozen years to members of the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church — longer than any other pastor at the Salt Lake City landmark. A testament to changing times: Female pastors gain wide approval
    Two thousand years ago, St. Paul wrote against women holding church leadership positions. Indeed, he even advised that some especially talkative femal...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 09:36 am   |     |   Share
    Courtesy | LDS Newsroom The Atlanta, Ga., LDS temple. City shifts gears, Mormon temple won’t be on Mercedes-Benz Drive
    It turns out Atlanta’s Mormon temple will be able to steer clear of the Mercedes-Benz moniker after all. The Sandy Springs City Council put the brakes...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 04:30 pm   |     |   Share