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Elder L. Tom Perry Hospitalized for Breathing Difficulties

Elder Perry Hospitalized for Breathing Difficulties

UPDATE: Elder Perry was released at approximately 8:30 PM MDT last night from the hospital and is resting at home. Originally reported by Deseret News:  Elder L. Tom Perry, 92, a member of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been hospitalized after experiencing trouble breathing. “Elder L. Tom Perry is in the hospital for tests and observation following …

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Download the New Mutual 2015 Theme Song Here

Download the New Mutual 2015 Theme Song Here

The Church has released a new music video to highlight the 2015 mutual theme of “Remember what you are worth.” “Fragile” depicts both a young man and young woman who struggle with their identity and face  bullying. The description of the video reads “We must be kind to others, and when we ourselves are hurt we must turn to Jesus …

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New Brief Seeks to Explain Why The Church Supports LGBQT Rights, But Not Same-Sex Marriage

New Brief Seeks to Explain Why The Church Supports LGBQT Rights, But Not Same-Sex Marriage

A diverse coalition of faith communities, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court to lend its voice on the coming same-sex marriage case. This article explains why the Church has joined the brief. Originally published on Mormon Newsroom.  The United States Supreme Court will soon hear arguments …

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Payson Utah Temple Open House Reservations Now Available

Payson Utah Temple Reservations Begin

Online reservations officially opened today for those interested in visiting the Payson Utah Temple Open House. Scheduled to run from April 24 to May 23 before the June 7 dedication date, the open house gives members and non-members a chance to tour the temple. Reservations for the free tickets can be made on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

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“Because He Lives” Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

"Because He Lives" Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ latest initiative to spread hope through the teachings of Jesus Christ saw significant success this Easter. The “Because He Lives” Easter video (which focused on the possibilities for all mankind thanks to Christ’s resurrection from the dead) has been viewed nearly 30 million times—more than five times the number of views from …

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Before You Oppose the Opposers

Before You Oppose the Opposers

I was running late on my way down to Layton, UT for a mission reunion. We were watching the Saturday Afternoon session of General Conference together, and I was about 15 minutes away when the broadcast started. I flipped on my car radio and tuned in as they began reading the names of the General Authorities for a sustaining vote. …

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Dissenting Votes: Everything You Need To Know

Church members participating in the afternoon session of The 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints witnessed a rare event in general conference history: a sustaining vote that was not unanimous. But however rare the incident, the move was not unexpected. In a recent press release, members of the group called “Any Opposed?” asserted …

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Children of Prophets, Apostles Discuss Life With Their Dads

Children of Prophets and Apostles Discuss Growing Up With Their Dads

Family preparation for General Conference is a little different when “Dad” is also “President.” BYU geography professor Clark Monson is the youngest son of President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He remembers sitting in a marsh at 8 years old, listening to his dad give his talk over the radio as they waited …

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Was Jesus Christ Always “Nice”? Here’s What the Scriptures Say

Was Jesus Christ Always "Nice?"

From the time that we were young, we as Latter-day Saints have intrinsically understood that the most important thing we can do as Christians is to love one another. When Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees, he explained that the first and second great commandments are to “love the Lord with all thy heart…” and to “love thy neighbor as …

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