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U.S. Catholic leaders approve new plan to address pornography

Catholic leaders adopted a more proactive approach to pornography use during this week's fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

November 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


17 surprising similarities between Muslims and Christians

There are some well-known differences between Muslims and Christians. Muslims study the holy Quran, do not believe Jesus was divine or that He died on the cross and do not subscribe to the Trinity concept from the Council of Nicea. Christians do not recognize Muhammad (pbuh) as a prophet, do not celebrate Islamic holidays, and have different days of worship than Muslims. That said, there are at least 17 surprising similarities between the Islamic and Christian faiths.

November 21, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith


Why this Syrian refugee crisis looks similar to World War II

In the wake of last week's Paris attacks that left more than 120 dead and 350 injured, U.S. politicians have offered many different perspectives about whether or not America should allow Syrian refugees into the country.

November 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The Statue of Liberty was originally going to be a Muslim woman

Here’s an interesting fact of the day — the Statue of Liberty was originally going to be a Muslim woman.

November 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


7 celebrities who may surprise you with their faith in God

Entertainment is our world, so it is fun and inspirational as believers of Jesus Christ to see entertainers who also believe. Consider these celebrities from television, movies, music and theater whose words of gratitude for their faith may surprise you.

November 18, 2015 | Valerie Steimle FamilyShare | Faith


Studying science at seminary: How learning about new research helps pastors preach

Casey Cole wants to be a priest. That means attending five years of seminary classes, where he studies theology, philosophy and — evolution.

November 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


World shows solidarity with Muslims, despite ISIS attack

The world went into shock Friday night as at least seven gunmen opened fire throughout the city of Paris, killing at least 129 people and leaving more than 350 injured, which I wrote about this weekend.

November 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why some religious 'nones' still take their kids to church

Christel Manning has been on a spiritual journey in recent years.

November 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


3 signs you're in love with your sin

Some love affairs begin passionately. Others start with more subtlety. However, when you are in love with sin, there's a constant slipping down a dangerous slope. Even when we are vigilant against evil, we cannot choose good if we not self-aware of our choices. If we are choosing to flirt with danger, you might quickly find yourself induling in sin. Do these three warning signs of being in love with sin sound familiar to you?

November 17, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith


'...Except ye repent, ye shall likewise all perish'

And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. - Luke 13:2-3

November 16, 2015 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


New movie tells harrowing tales of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

A new movie is bringing clergy sexual abuse into the public eye yet again, weeks after Pope Francis met with survivors of assault during his visit to the U.S.

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Top 5 regrets of those who are dying

As a chaplain, it is often my duty to minister to patients and families during and after the dying process. While every experience is absolutely unique and sacred, patterns begin to emerge from the last thoughts shared in these final moments. Here are the top five regrets most commonly shared by those dying.

November 16, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith


The religious practice that’s more powerful than morphine

The most effective painkiller may be something some religious believers have practiced for years.

November 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Rubio, Malala and beer — a discussion about girls’ education

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio has had a somewhat successful fall. Not only did many say he did well in the last GOP debate, but recent poll numbers also show support for Rubio has risen, with 11 percent of GOP primary voters saying they’d elect him to be the Republican presidential nominee.

November 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The shifting spiritual practices of America's minority faiths

About two years ago, Aditya Mukerjee missed his flight. He had been detained by airport security and was asked to answer an increasingly strange barrage of questions.

November 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Social media connects faith leaders with believers around the world — and haters, too

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking online harassment since the founders of Facebook and Twitter were toddlers. Staff members scoured the early internet for Holocaust ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Adultery still seen as morally unacceptable as other controversial behaviors gain support

American standards for morally acceptable behavior have shifted dramatically over the past 16 years, as growing numbers of adults espouse more liberal views on gay ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith works in the real world

"And Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.'"

May 22, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Parallel empires: Trump's upcoming visit with pope is latest chapter in U.S./Vatican relationship

The significance of a global network of priests sank in for Thomas Reese on the day the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down.

May 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The promise of marriage

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

May 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Motherhood deserves more than one day of honor

The scriptures tell us, both in the 10 Commandments as well as Ephesians 6, that we are to honor our mothers. Also, this past Sunday ...

May 20, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will steer us right

I was 17 years old, nearing the end of my senior year in high school, when I came to believe God was calling me to ...

May 19, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The King of Kings part 2

Today we continue our study of Christ the King of Kings. In places were kings are crowned today, when the coronation day occurs normally there ...

May 18, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Amid gang violence in El Salvador, parents face ‘a terrible choice’

ZACATECOLUCA, El Salvador — Carmen de Jesus rose from her bed, night after night, to shake off her nightmares and check on her teenage daughter.

May 18, 2017 | Matthew D. LaPlante Deseret News | Faith


Woman saves a man’s life by listening to her 6-year-old grandson

We've all had experiences where we had a feeling that we should do or say something without understanding why. As an adult, we feel ...

May 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Focus on God, what he wants you to accomplish

We all face challenges in life, but the key to being successful is to stay focused on your God-given purpose, not your problems.

May 15, 2017 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


A mother's greatest priority

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a day we honor mothers for who they are and for all they do.

May 13, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Protestant Reformation was launched five centuries ago this year

This year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the most important and influential events in world history, the Protestant Reformation. Over the coming months ...

May 13, 2017 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


The Clean Cut: Football coach surprises a mom with full ride scholarship for her son

East Carolina University football coach Scottie Montgomery sets the scene as he heads into the elementary school where Tia Chapman works, in a video from ...

May 13, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Traveling the Luther Trail in Germany for 500th anniversary of Reformation

Stepping from a Martin Luther-focused museum built in 2015 into the Luther House, where the noted religious reformer had lived as a schoolboy from 1498-1501 ...

May 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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