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Actor Mark Wahlberg records video about his Catholic faith: 'The anchor that supports everything I d

Actor Mark Wahlberg recently shared his deep Catholic roots in a video message he recorded for a Catholic organization that helps cultivate new priests.

October 10, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


A county in Washington state could embrace heroin injection centers — but not everyone is on board

With the heroin epidemic raging across America, a county in Washington state is proposing an effort that is sure to spark controversy: government-run injection centers where people can use the drug under medical supervision.

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


TV host reveals why she saved sex until marriage — and how she lives her 'faith in the spotlight'

It's rare to find a well-known media personality who openly discusses abstinence, which is why "Inside Edition" correspondent Megan Alexander's candid approach to the topic has captured headlines over the years.

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


After crash, Hoboken residents ponder God and fate

HOBOKEN, N.J. — In the basement of Hoboken Gospel Chapel three blocks from the train terminal, about a dozen church members sat at bingo tables, eyes closed, heads bowed, hands folded over their open Bibles, giving thanks to God and praying for the victims of Thursday’s commuter rail crash.

October 09, 2016 | Chris Sagona Deseret News | Faith


Priest who was killed by terrorists on track for beatification after Pope Francis calls him a martyr

Pope Francis has greenlit a preliminary sainthood investigation into the Rev. Jacques Hamel, the priest who was killed on July 26 by Islamic terrorists during Mass at the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy, France.

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Researchers explored more than 1,100 church budgets — and here's what they discovered

A new study analyzing the budgets of 1,159 U.S. churches with at least 2,000 weekly attendees found that nearly half of their funds goes toward paying staff.

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Colin Kaepernick announces plans to donate $100K every month for nearly a year

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has announced plans to give $100,000 every month to community organizations.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Taking a look at this month's two major Jewish holidays

October ushers in the observance of ancient and revered rituals for the Jewish community this year. The High Holy Days, or Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the days between them, will be celebrated from sundown Sunday to sundown on Oct. 12.

October 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Can God supernaturally heal the sick? Americans reveal where they stand

When most people get sick, they go to the doctor and seek medical attention to find healing. But it seems the majority of Americans also make a deeper spiritual — and supernatural — appeal in seeking remedies to various health woes.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This church gave $1 million to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

Amid the media coverage surrounding the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday is an intriguing story about a Virginia church that came together to give $1 million to the institution.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis steps into Mexican debate over same-sex marriage

Pope Francis is standing behind bishops and clergy who oppose a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What happens to us after death?

Death is unavoidable in life. And if it happens, and has happened to every human being who has ever lived on the earth, then why is the human race so afraid and uncertain when it comes to death?

October 05, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Donald Trump's faith journey should be familiar to many Americans

Donald Trump is a talented performer, energizing his campaign stops with ad-libbed attacks on his opponents and witty one-liners.

October 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis once again tackles transgender issues, decries 'global war against the family'

Pope Francis called for respect for gays and transgender people Sunday after earlier warning clergy during his recent three-day trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan that teaching kids gender theory in schools constitutes a "global war" on marriage.

October 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


A majority of Americans believe it would be fair for God to 'show his wrath against sin,' survey fin

A newly released LifeWay Research survey that shows Americans' complicated and "fuzzy" views on theology and the Bible also found that the majority of the country believes it would be fair for God to "show his wrath against sin."

October 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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Here are the two Bibles Trump will use to take the oath of office

We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.

January 18, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


What pastors, professional athletes and other leaders can do to heal divides

Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if ...

January 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Encourage good works

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

January 16, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Leadership changes at Baptist Joint Committee, but commitment to protect religious liberty remains

Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom ...

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Not knowing when the call will come

In Matthew 24:42, Jesus reminds us to be prepared spiritually because we do not know what day or hour he will return back to ...

January 14, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Serve, accept being served

My recent surgery has made me quite uncomfortable in more ways than one. In the first place, like most men (or so I have been ...

January 13, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Once identified as atheist, Mark Zuckerberg says ‘I believe religion is very important’

Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.

January 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state ...

January 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 4

In continuing our thoughts on the relevancy of God's word, we need to see that God's word gives purpose to this life and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Reset for the new year

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

January 09, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Federal judge blocks Obamacare's protections for transgender patients

Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated ...

January 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Maintain the giving spirit

It seems like during every Christmas season the average person possesses a spirit of giving.

January 07, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' teaches about the danger of judging

"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off ...

January 07, 2017 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Moroccan saints and their shrines

A nearly universal characteristic of religion is pilgrimage to tombs of holy men and women. Jews have venerated Abraham’s tomb for nearly 4,000 ...

January 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


God must be the power source

I had not driven my truck since nearly a week before Christmas. First I had surgery and was not allowed to drive, and then we ...

January 06, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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