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    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
    Courtesy | Intellectual Reserve, Inc.   Rendering of the Cedar City Utah Temple. With Mormon temple poised to open, Cedar City urged to tidy up the town
    Formal dedication of a new Mormon temple in Cedar City is still nine months away, but civic leaders already are calling for the southern Utah town to ...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 10:03 am   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Stephanie and Javier Tinajero and their two children, Jessica, 11, and Jak, 9, eat dinner with volunteers at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sandy, Utah, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Many area churches are involved with Family Promise in which various churches house up to homeless families at their meetinghouses for a week. Lots of volunteers help provide the meals and help take care of the residents. Faith-based groups lead the way in helping the homeless, study shows
    Faith-based ministries and missions are at the forefront when it comes to not only providing the homeless with shelter beds, but also effectively deal...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Backpacker climbs a sandstone ramp in a canyon on Cedar Mesa in a part of San Juan County that is now Bears Ears National Monument. Hundreds of Mormons tell feds: Keep Bears Ears monument
    More than 200 LDS Church leaders and members have signed a letter urging U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Congress to leave in place the recentl...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 11:41 am   |     |   Share
    Elder Dallin H. Oaks • LDS apostle Mormon leader Dallin Oaks points to ‘aggressive’ Trump, climate change as ‘big worries’
    Mormon apostles have long rattled off warnings about the dangers and evils lurking in the world (violence, immorality, pornography, to name a few), bu...
    Updated Mar 19 2017 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Catholic luncheon to focus on Bible’s tough women
    If your ideal of women in the Bible is one of meek, subservient, second-class citizens, Dorothy Simpson begs to differ. Indeed, the certified lay eccl...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 01:19 pm   |     |   Share
    Bagpipers march up Fifth Ave. during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) A meatless St. Patrick’s Day? Prospect leaves Irish stewing
    For Irish Catholics, the calendar poses a cultural and ecclesiastical conundrum: St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17 — which also happens to be one of...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
    America’s pastors aren’t getting older, they’re getting ... a lot older
    Call in the graying of America’s clergy. The Barna Group, in partnership with Pepperdine University, has found that the median age of the typical Prot...
    Updated Mar 01 2017 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Demonstrators march across 42nd Street during a women’s march, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in New York. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Former Mormon youth leader Elaine Dalton laments the ‘unladylike’ behavior of women’s marchers
    In a speech Sunday to Mormon women, a former global youth leader in the LDS Church contrasted members of the audience who “will lead the world” with p...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 05:13 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Father Arokia Dass makes the sign of the cross on foreheads of parishioners during service at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Valley City on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, marking the start of Lent. Retreats beckon Utah Catholics as Lent begins
    Utah Roman Catholics can choose from numerous contemplative retreats during this Lenten season, a six-week spiritual and liturgical observance that be...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 09:43 am   |     |   Share
    President Donald Trump smiles after signing three executive actions in the Oval Office, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Poll reveals religious divide on Trump’s refugee rules — white evangelicals back them; many other Christians don’t
    Religious Americans are sharply divided over President Donald Trump’s restrictions on refugees and travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, but whit...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 07:40 am   |     |   Share
    Courtesy | LDS Newsroom The Atlanta, Ga., LDS temple. A Mormon temple on Mercedes-Benz Drive? Church seeks to stall such a possibility
    So, what would Jesus drive? Certainly not a Mercedes-Benz. Not if the Mormon church gets its way. The luxury automaker wants to rename a Sandy Springs...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
    Photo courtesy BYU-Hawaii  The Seasiders play basketball at BYU-Hawaii in 2012. Game over — BYU-Hawaii plays its final basketball games; remaining sports soon will follow
    Mormons in Laie were in mourning this week as Brigham Young University-Hawaii’s Seasiders — both the men’s and women’s teams — played their final bask...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 11:52 am   |     |   Share
    Photo Courtesy of Jim Anderson  Syrian refugees help UNHCR workers to set up tents in the ever-expanding camp.  Jordan, escape hatch for fleeing Syrians, also shelters most of the Mideast’s Arab Mormons
    As Syria continues to devolve into chaos, violence and destruction, its refugees have little hope of making it to the United States — especially with ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 03:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Want to honor influential Mormon women? Grab some crayons
    Tapping into a current American craze, a group of Mormon feminists has found a novel way to celebrate the lives of prominent LDS women — a coloring bo...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:07 am   |     |   Share
    President Donald Trump speaks as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens as they both made statements about North Korea at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Thus saith Mormon Dems to Chaffetz: Investigate Trump campaign’s Russian ties
    LDS Democrats are joining the chorus of critics urging Rep. Jason Chaffetz to investigate recent revelations about ties between Donald Trump’s preside...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 03:16 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) gets caught on the baseline as he tries to pass during NBA game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Wednesday February 1, 2017. How hoop star Jabari Parker views Mormonism’s past black ban: a personal foul by fallible leaders
    Jabari Parker, a basketball prodigy who has been compared to LeBron James, may be among the most celebrated of young Mormon athletes but even he didn’...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 09:30 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Quentin L. Cook, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is unaffiliated with a political party. Mormon leader Quentin L. Cook points to alcohol, abortion and more as the devil’s doing
    LDS apostle Quentin L. Cook’s speech Tuesday at Brigham Young University addressing hot-button contemporary issues — alcohol, sexuality, abortion, mar...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share