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Vatican to women: Plastic surgery hides natural appearance

Women should allow their bodies and faces to age naturally, a Vatican council suggested Friday, citing a woman who said plastic surgery enforces unrealistic standards of beauty.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

The travails of a Canadian Christian university's quest to establish a law school may reverberate in the United States as conflicts over legalizing same-sex marriage continue, some educators say.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The leggings debate is a problem for men, too

This week, a Christian mother decided to give up leggings because she didn’t want any unwanted advances from lustful men who saw her in the tight-fitting clothing, which I wrote about Tuesday.

February 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Making everything super

As far as I could tell, there was only one problem with Super Bowl I.

February 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

Nile isn’t a good speechwriter — he’s a great speechwriter.

January 28, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


See why this Christian mother is giving up leggings

Veronica Patridge, a devout Christian from Oregon, is giving up on leggings.

January 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

The 500,000 Sikhs who live in America are often misidentified as terrorists by fellow citizens who know little or nothing about the traditional faith, a new study revealed.

January 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Don't cheat, kids: Use NFL's 'deflategate' to discuss honesty

It's the biggest controversy since Taco Bell yanked its rolled chicken tacos from the menu. (Seriously, did you try those? They changed me.)

January 27, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

The 500,000 Sikhs who live in America are often misidentified as terrorists by fellow citizens who know little or nothing about the traditional faith, a new study revealed.

January 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Does Colorado baker's anti-gay marriage cake refusal rise to level of discrimination?

A Denver, Colorado, baker who told the local OutFront magazine she was "half-Jewish, half-Catholic" faces a rising controversy over her refusal to inscribe anti-gay messages on a Bible-shaped wedding cake.

January 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Our wrestle with race

Dee was feisty.

January 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lin

Congress' postponing Thursday's vote on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has drawn the ire of conservative faith leaders.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

Finding faith in the president's annual State of the Union may be less about analyzing overall themes than listening for specific words. Religious responses to Tuesday's speech centered on the concepts and communities President Barack Obama named, and those he left out.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Arkansas prisoner ruling part of Supreme Court's embrace of religious liberty

Supporters of religious freedom say Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing a Muslim inmate in Arkansas to grow a beard is part of a continuing commitment by the high court to guarantee individual religious liberties.

January 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How research makes the world a more humble place

Last February, Thomas Friedman brought a rarely discussed character trait into the national spotlight with his column about what Google looks for in new hires.

January 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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What’s so special about Pope Francis?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a Christian ethicist and self-described “Christian socialist,” has tackled the controversy of Pope Francis’ first two years in a lengthy and unapologetically personal essay for The New Republic.

March 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Global theologians rally around death-row inmate, call for clemency

The impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has an international audience. Her transformation from convicted murderer to budding theologian is inspiring blogs, outcries from religious leaders and a social media hashtag.

March 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jewish Purim celebration spans world, includes DUI caution

Beginning at sundown Wednesday Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim, commemorating their deliverance from an evil Persian civil servant who'd plotted their destruction.

March 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.

March 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This grieving mom gets a huge surprise when she hears her name on the radio



What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?

March 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Gators, crawfish and snakes: The Loopholes of Lent

It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?

March 01, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


4 easy ways to detect lies

Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.

February 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?



Have you ever been lied to?

February 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

"GRACE: Girl of the Year," by Mary Casanova, American Girl, $9.99, 200 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

February 24, 2015 | Faith Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

I have always enjoyed getting my hair cut.

February 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

The audio Bible is often an add-on in a scripture-rich place such as America, where installing a smartphone application is a matter of a few clicks. But for believers in places where even a printed copy of the Bible isn't easily available, the evolving high-tech delivery of audio Bibles has become their first and only exposure to the holy book.

February 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?



Have you ever needed a hug?

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Inspirational messages ... from a dog?



We could all use a pick-me-up from time to time — a friendly smile, lunch with a friend or an encouraging word.

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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