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Utah's religious leaders want to find solutions to state's child homelessness problem

Utah's religious leaders want to find solutions to state's child homelessness problem

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 6:11pm

The Coalition of Religious Communities met with state legislators Wednesday to discuss policy solutions to the serious problem facing the state.
Upcoming Temple Square renovations aimed at making grounds more inviting

Upcoming Temple Square renovations aimed at making grounds more inviting

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 11th - 4:43pm

It's been about one year since the renovations began on the Salt Lake Temple and now big changes are coming to the plaza in Temple Square.
Ogden congregation mourns loss of pastor who died of COVID-19

Ogden congregation mourns loss of pastor who died of COVID-19

Brittany Tait, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 11th - 11:29am

It's a time of mourning in the Catholic community after a Utah priest suddenly died of COVID-19.
Convicted Utah fraudsters used 'spiritual revelation' to bilk investors of $11M, feds say

Convicted Utah fraudsters used 'spiritual revelation' to bilk investors of $11M, feds say

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 8th - 8:57pm

Two Utah men who met in prison while serving time for unrelated fraud schemes were charged in federal court over a fraudulent trading program one of them claimed to have received in a "spiritual revelation," according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Elder Soares becomes 3rd Latter-day Saint apostle to recover from COVID-19

Elder Soares becomes 3rd Latter-day Saint apostle to recover from COVID-19

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 8th - 4:45pm

Elder Ulisses Soares, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife recently recovered from mild COVID-19 cases, a church spokesman said Friday.
SLC Catholic bishop prays for peace in wake of DC riot as Latter-day Saint officials remind of prior counsel

SLC Catholic bishop prays for peace in wake of DC riot as Latter-day Saint officials remind of prior counsel

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 8th - 11:47am

The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City invited all to join him in a prayer for peace after the violent D.C. riot.
Latter-day Saint missionary dies in Arkansas crash that injured 3 others

Latter-day Saint missionary dies in Arkansas crash that injured 3 others

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 8th - 10:52am

One missionary died and three others were injured in a car crash on Thursday, according to a church spokesman.
Greece's Orthodox Church defies Epiphany lockdown order

Greece's Orthodox Church defies Epiphany lockdown order

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 4th - 4:30pm

Greece's Orthodox Church said on Monday it would defy a government lockdown order imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and open churches to the faithful during the Epiphany celebration on Jan. 6.
In Christmas message curbed by COVID-19, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

In Christmas message curbed by COVID-19, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

Philip Pullella, Reuters  |  Updated Dec 25th - 9:31am

Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making COVID-19 vaccines available to all, condemning nationalism and "the virus of radical individualism."
How will a Biden administration impact religion? Utah GOP, Dems chairs weigh in

How will a Biden administration impact religion? Utah GOP, Dems chairs weigh in

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 23rd - 8:33am

Trump told his supporters that a Biden administration would pose a great threat to the religious community. But, is it true?
Pope decrees Italian judge murdered by Mafia can be beatified

Pope decrees Italian judge murdered by Mafia can be beatified

Reuters  |  Posted Dec 22nd - 4:33pm

Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that Italian judge Rosario Livatino, who was killed by the Mafia in Sicily in 1990, was a martyr for the faith and could be beatified, or declared "Blessed".
Latter-day Saint officials reveal location, new details about new Lindon Utah Temple

Latter-day Saint officials reveal location, new details about new Lindon Utah Temple

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec 21st - 10:31am

Officials for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revealed more details about a new temple that will be constructed in Utah County.
Latter-day Saint handbook update adds section about prejudice, among other changes

Latter-day Saint handbook update adds section about prejudice, among other changes

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:22pm

The Church updated its general handbook on Friday, adding new sections addressing prejudice, trustworthy sources and clarifying other policies.
COVID-19 forces Utah churches to get creative with Christmas celebrations

COVID-19 forces Utah churches to get creative with Christmas celebrations

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 15th - 4:45pm

Here's a look into how a few local congregations in the area plan to celebrate Christmas this year.
First of many: Hanukkah parade brings light through the streets of Salt Lake City

First of many: Hanukkah parade brings light through the streets of Salt Lake City

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:54pm

Chabad Lubavitch of Utah held its first-ever car menorah parade Sunday evening to celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah and spread light across the city.
Colorado woman, church agree to dismiss sex assault lawsuit involving ex-MTC president

Colorado woman, church agree to dismiss sex assault lawsuit involving ex-MTC president

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:35pm

"The parties have not entered into a settlement, and aside from the agreement to bear their own fees and costs, there are no further agreements between them," according to the filing.
Top Latter-day Saint leaders again test negative for COVID-19

Top Latter-day Saint leaders again test negative for COVID-19

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:27pm

Top leaders for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have again tested negative for the novel coronavirus after Elder Dale G. Renlund tested positive over the weekend, church officials announced Thursday.
'I didn't want to take any chances': After briefly opening, Utah Baptist church goes virtual to slow spread of COVID-19

'I didn't want to take any chances': After briefly opening, Utah Baptist church goes virtual to slow spread of COVID-19

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:26pm

After months of virtual worship, Salt Lake's Calvary Baptist Church ventured back into in-person service with a soft opening in mid-September. But as a surge of COVID-19 cases hit Utah in early November, the church once again went online.
Utah rabbi says Hanukkah COVID-19 adjustments show true meaning of the holiday: Doing what you can with what you have

Utah rabbi says Hanukkah COVID-19 adjustments show true meaning of the holiday: Doing what you can with what you have

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:11pm

This year, Rabbi Zippel helped adjust Hanukkah plans for Chabad Lubavitch of Utah and found a way to continue the holiday while staying safe during the pandemic.