(RNS) Even though the annual pranks may not be grounded in any ancient religious merrymaking, the notion of “holy fools” does have a long and respected place in Judeo-Christian history.
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(RNS) Judge Howard Riddle said the case sought to use the legal system as “a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Mormon Church rebuffed Ordain Women’s second push for entrance to the priesthood session and urged the grass-roots group to “demonstrate” instead outside Temple Square.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The church’s message remains largely the same: Cover up, lest you cause the males around you to sin.
The ideal of love as a primary reason for marriage began to spread in the late 18th century and early 19th century, partly due to the French and American revolutions and the idea that people had a right to pursue personal happiness.
(RNS) The LDS San Jose Mission has discontinued tracting, or handing out tracts door-to-door. Mission leaders got the word three years ago: Find something else for these eager, young full-time missionaries to do.
(RNS) A 1,900-page, two-volume survey of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has just been issued. The almanac is considered unprecedented in its scope and resources.
(RNS) Joseph’s quiet heroism often goes overlooked in the Christmas story. Yet there is something profound and compelling in Joseph, a patron saint to Roman Catholic stepfathers and a role model for all Christian dads.
(RNS) The new statement says the LDS Church “disavows the theories advanced in the past … [and that ] church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form.”