MORMONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORMONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp">Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nicholas G. Hahn III</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:24:08.098-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Pope Francis married 20 couples two weeks ago, it was the first time a pope had done so in over a decade. It’s too bad Francis seems to think half of all marriages aren’t valid. The pope said as much last year when he was asked on the papal plane about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. His predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, the pope remarked, “used to say that as far as he was concerned, half of all marriages are null. But why did he say this? Because pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432791@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:08 MDT Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp">Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T08:01:36.473-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mormon voters have become more and more ensconced in the Republican Party, to the point that today they represent the most reliable, cohesive bloc of voters for the GOP of nearly any demographic. The reason for the shift, argue three scholars in a new book on the topic, is that Mormons live in a tight-knit, insular subculture that sets itself at odds with the evolving social norms and shares conservative social values. LIVE CHAT: On Wednesday, Sept. 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407521@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:01:36 MDT Trib Talk: Mormons and the GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58420896-231/mormons-com-politics-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58420896-231/mormons-com-politics-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Mormons and the GOP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T13:21:51.325-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why do a majority of Mormons align with the Republican party and conservative politics? The tendencies have as much to do with culture and community as LDS church dogma and faith, say three political science professors. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., professors Quin Monson of BYU and David Campbell of the University of Notre Dame join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the rising influence of Mormons in politics and the voting trends and political affiliations noted in their new book, “Seeking ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420896@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:21:51 MDT ‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp">‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T11:33:59.63-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the annual Affirmation conference for LGBT Mormons and their supporters kicks off Friday in Salt Lake City, organizers expect to see more young people and family members than ever. The conference, titled “This Is the Place” and which runs through Sunday, will be “the largest single gathering of gay Mormons in the world meant to help attendees reconcile and celebrate being both LGBT and connected to the LDS faith,” spokesman John Gustav-Wrathall said. And, he added, “one-third of attendees a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406680@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:33:59 MDT Mormons to study words of Ezra Taft Benson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58379300-180/benson-manual-church-ezra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58379300-180/benson-manual-church-ezra.html.csp">Mormons to study words of Ezra Taft Benson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T20:22:06.275-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ezra Taft Benson was the only Mormon apostle ever to serve in a U.S. president’s Cabinet. He was an avid supporter of American freedoms and a staunch opponent of any organization he deemed to be “communistic.” He also was known for his advocacy of conservative politics espoused by The John Birch Society. But during his tenure as the 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Benson rarely addressed those topics. And now, as Mormons worldwide prepare to take up a study of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379300@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:22:06 MDT Letter: Who leads, the prophets or the people? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378296-82/black-church-god-prophets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378296-82/black-church-god-prophets.html.csp">Letter: Who leads, the prophets or the people?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:52:02.599-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding the front-page article by Peggy Fletcher Stack (“For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism,” Sept 2): Good people try to fix flawed organizations they belong to. That’s understandable and commendable. But if that organization claims as one of its major tenets to be run by God through His chosen prophets, why is it necessary for members or society in general to bring bad doctrine to the attention of the anointed leadership? Wasn’t the fullness of the gospel restored...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378296@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:52:02 MDT Choose the right? Prof says 10 percent of U.S. Mormons lean left http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58374136-180/knoll-percent-mormon-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58374136-180/knoll-percent-mormon-mormons.html.csp">Choose the right? Prof says 10 percent of U.S. Mormons lean left</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T12:16:17.895-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormon liberals pushing for change in the Utah-based church seem to be commanding a lot of media attention these days, but how many of them are there really? Benjamin Knoll, assistant professor of politics at Kentucky’s Centre College, wanted to find out. So — drawing on statistics compiled by political scientists David E. Campbell, John C. Green and J. Quin Monson in their new book “Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics” — Knoll pointed to an “authority index.” Knoll notes th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374136@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:16:17 MDT ‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58313679-180/lds-meet-mormons-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58313679-180/lds-meet-mormons-church.html.csp">‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:48:48.669-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At first, LDS officials thought their newest feature film would best be shown in the Legacy Theater in the church-owned Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. After all, that theater has been the venue for previous Mormon-produced movies such as “Legacy” and “Testaments.” But LDS apostle David A. Bednar announced Tuesday that church leaders have decided to unveil their next project, “Meet the Mormons,” first in selected theaters nationwide followed by showings on YouTube and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313679@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:48 MDT Letter: Utah’s descent into gun culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267602-82/gun-guns-utah-culture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267602-82/gun-guns-utah-culture.html.csp">Letter: Utah’s descent into gun culture</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.414-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Foreign and domestic gun manufactures own the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party, and the United States now has over half the private guns in the world. The result should come as no surprise: 100,000 dead and wounded every year. What a pitiful excuse for a democracy when it fails to provide safety for its citizens, thanks to the GOP awash in gun money. Where are the cries from religious leaders? There are many, but from Mormons the silence is deafening, even with Utah the flagsh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267602@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp">Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T11:13:17.813-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not all Mormon marriages live up to the ideals of love and mutual respect the LDS faith teaches. And not all abuse is physical. These are among the conclusions of a presentation that will be given at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium, which begins Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the University of Utah. The four-day annual conference, with the theme “Bridges and Byways: Traversing the Mormon Landscape,” will feature scores of speeches, panel discussions, artistic displays, full-length fil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:13:17 MDT