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Why the Catholic Church sometimes turns to science to investigate miracles

Dr. Jacalyn Duffin helped pave the way for the first Canadian-born Catholic saint. All she needed was a microscope, meticulous notes and some uninterrupted lab time.

December 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to have faith when all hope is lost

Life isn’t without its trials. It has a nasty habit of turning good and happy things into sad ones. In the famous words of Thomas Paine, “these are the times that try men’s souls.” Those times when it feels like all hope is lost, those are the times that make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Those are the ones that make us question everything we’ve ever known.

December 13, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith


Trump's outreach to evangelicals didn't end with the election

Trump couldn't have made it to the White House without white evangelical Christians. He courted this faith group throughout his campaign, promising pro-life Supreme Court justices and religious freedom protections.

December 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jesus the shepherd, and the shepherds

Ezekiel 34:2-6 records a message given to that ancient Hebrew prophet:

December 10, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


This Muslim restaurant wants to make sure ‘no one eats alone’ on Christmas

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London hopes no one has to eat alone when Christmas comes to town.

December 06, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


10 Christmas traditions that will bring you closer to Jesus

Another year has come and gone and Christmas will soon be upon us. We’re all busy putting up Christmas trees and lights, buying endless gifts and preparing for the day when Santa Claus finally comes to town. More and more each year we see Christ being left out of Christmas. But there are things you and your family can start now to help you remember the reason for the season.

December 05, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith


Religious freedom and the defense spending bill: What will happen next?

Republican congressional leaders agreed this week to remove controversial religious freedom protections from the 2017 defense spending bill, angering many conscious rights advocates as opponents of the provision cheered the move as a victory for LGBT rights.

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Historic congregations contribute $1.7 million in economic impact to their community each year

Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute around $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic impact of sacred places.

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why some couples choose to be married at faraway sacred sites

Sarah Syer and her husband Nate hiked 62 miles to their wedding. Their car didn't break down. They didn't ascend a remote mountain peak. Instead, they planned the pilgrimage to prepare their hearts for wedded life.

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


LDS Church initiative encourages people of all faiths to serve others this Christmas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day of service and encourages people everywhere to give service daily in the 25 days leading to Christmas. YouTubers like Stuart Edge, What’s Inside and Shonduras will all join in on the campaign by releasing videos in conjunction with the initiative.

November 30, 2016 | Noelle Baldwin Deseret News | Faith


Letter written by Annie Schmidt shared by mother on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. After giving her brothers advice on the hierarchy of high school, Schmidt gave her brothers advice on how to be happy.

November 30, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report.

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Modesty means more than apparel

Ever since Jessica Rey launched an Audrey Hepburn-inspired swimwear company, many bloggers have taken the topic of modesty and turned it viral.

November 29, 2016 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Same-sex marriage creates uncertainties decade after Massachusetts implementation

Ten years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, supporters are praising a new definition of marriage equality and opponents are dreading a further erosion of the institution's traditional definition and a raft of unknown consequences.

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Next big Christian nation? China, one expert says

Amid the hand-wringing about the fate of Christianity in the West, there is a part of the world poised for exponential Christian growth in the coming years: China.

November 29, 2016 | Mark Kellner 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


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


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


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


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


Say hello to 'A New New Testament'

I recall a cartoon picturing two ancient shepherds walking along together.

January 02, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse

When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups.

December 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The heartwarming and surprising twist to a Christmas prison visit

This is the story of how a tiny evergreen branch reminded me that God lives, that he loves us and that miracles are real.

December 30, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


As the season of giving ends, individuals and families consider how to make a difference year round

Like many parents, Nicole Burleigh looked for ways to incorporate charitable giving into her family's Christmas festivities. She and her husband and two kids ...

December 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


For first time in nearly 40 years, Hanukkah and Christmas Eve are on the same day

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on the same night every year: the 25th of Kislev. However, since the traditional Jewish calendar is based on ...

December 26, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Is Christmas still a religious holiday?

Christmas is more than just a religious holiday.

December 22, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Idaho couple dies how they lived — together

Larry and Sharon Corsini began their 54-year love affair in 1962 at a movie theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sharon was selling tickets when the ...

December 22, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


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