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Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue atop Bountiful Temple

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 22nd - 10:33pm

A lightning strike damaged the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Temple on Sunday afternoon.

1st stake in Czech Republic established; missionaries allowed to wear sunglasses

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 22nd - 3:15pm

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now wear sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently created the Czech Republic’s first stake, according to the LDS Church.

LDS leaders OK slacks for Mormon women on missions where Zika virus is a threat

Tad Walch  |  Posted  May 20th - 10:54pm

The LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced Friday several initiatives to protect Mormon missionaries from mosquito-borne illnesses, including wearing clothes that cover their entire arms and legs to prevent bites.

LDS Church condemns sexual assault; BYU student response council announced

Tad Walch  |  Posted  May 19th - 11:27pm

LDS leaders condemned all sexual assault, expressing a zero tolerance standard for assault at Brigham Young University and in the church, and called for respect and sensitivity for survivors in a statement issued Thursday evening.

LDS Church update: Church leader visits Ecuador after earthquake

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 15th - 3:12pm

Each week, updates its readers on the latest news happening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See the following information for an update.

Utah woman visits 50 LDS temples by 50th birthday

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 10th - 10:54am

A couple of weeks before turning 50, Annette Christensen accomplished her goal of visiting 50 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before her 50th birthday.

LDS Church update: Star Valley Wyoming Temple gets Angel Moroni statue, Bells on Temple Square to perform

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 8th - 3:26pm

Each week, updates its readers on the latest news happening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See the following information for an update.

LDS Charities' video depicts universal power of motherhood

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 8th - 11:41am

In order to celebrate mothers and women around the globe, LDS Charities released a video, according to the LDS Church.

LDS missionary lives with mom’s liver

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 6th - 9:01am

A man who was born with a terminal liver disease is now serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thanks to his mom.

Utah businessman to buy 500 more acres in Vermont for utopia community

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:33pm

An LDS Utah businessman who wants to build a massive, futuristic, utopia-like community in central Vermont says he's about to buy 500 more acres of land for the project, bringing his total to about 1,400 acres.

Scam targets families of LDS missionaries

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:41am

The state Department of Commerce has received a report of a scam artist calling grandparents of LDS missionaries with a ploy that their grandchild was in trouble and needed them to send money. Anyone receiving a call should contact the LDS Church.

LDS missionary Mason Wells returns home after Brussels bombing

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:32pm

More than five weeks after suffering second-degree burns and serious shrapnel injuries in the Brussels airport terrorist attack that wounded three other Mormon missionaries, Mason Wells returned to his Sandy, Utah home Thursday afternoon.

Mormon rapper’s album hits top 3 on iTunes hip-hop charts

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:07pm

Coming in ahead of mega hip-hop stars Drake, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar on the iTunes top hip-hop/rap album chart is an artist with a unique name and local ties: Jamesthemormon.

Former Mormon missionary looks for positive since Belgian blast

Ladd Egan and Viviane Vo-Duc  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 7:46pm

One of the four LDS missionaries wounded in the Brussels terrorist attacks described the fear, confusion and lessons learned on Monday as he continues on the road to full recovery.

Mormon leader, his wife and daughter among 413 killed in Ecuador quake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 18th - 10:42pm

A local LDS Church leader died with his wife and youngest daughter as a result of Saturday night's major earthquake in Ecuador, according to a press release issued Monday. Two other Mormons also died, and a dozen chapels sustained serious damage.

All LDS missionaries safe after Ecuador quake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 10:25pm

A church spokeswoman said Sunday morning that hundreds of LDS missionaries in Ecuador are safe after a massive earthquake that killed more than 200 people.

U. instructor honored by LDS Institute students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 8:36pm

Maggie Cummings, an associate instructor of math at the University of Utah, was honored by university students at the LDS Institute on campus Friday.

LDS Church breaks ground on Durban South Africa Temple

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 3:04pm

Hundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and community members recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Durban South Africa Temple.

Senior-most LDS missionary injured in Brussels blast returns to Utah

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 16th - 10:17pm

Elder Richard Norby of Lehi, Utah, the Mormon missionary hurt worst in the March 22 Brussels airport bombing, has returned to Utah, nearly three weeks after the return of two other Utah missionaries. He is now hospitalized in Salt Lake City.

Controversy swirls over sexual assault investigation and BYU Honor Code

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 10:55pm

A BYU investigation into an alleged rape of one of its students is raising questions about whether the private university's disciplinary action is interfering with prosecutors' efforts to hold the alleged rapist responsible.