‘Mormon Land’: A look back at the church’s headline-making year

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Russell M. Nelson looks on as Dallin H. Oaks addresses members of the media at a news conference in the lobby of the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Nelson was named the 17th president of the nearly 16 million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

If The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seemed to be dormant during the waning years of enfeebled President Thomas S. Monson’s tenure, that inactivity ended in 2018.

After Monson’s death at age 90 two days into the year and the ascension of apostle Russell M. Nelson to the presidency, the deluge of changes, adjustments, announcements, rescissions and reforms came at a dizzying pace and shows no signs of letting up.

We recap the historic headline-making year in this week’s podcast: