Articles of News/Week of November 14th

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Why President Monson Gave His First Priesthood Blessing in Front of 120 Sailors

Before Tom left for basic training, his bishop recommended that he receive the Melchizedek Priesthood. Tom phoned his stake president, Paul C. Child, to set up an interview. President Child was known for his love and deep understanding of the scriptures. He was also known for his searching, detailed probing of the scriptures with those he interviewed. So when Tom called for an appointment, he was reasonably nervous.

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“Modar” (Mormon radar) is an actual thing

I’ve joked in the past about the accuracy of my “Modar”—my ability to recognize fellow Mormons at a distance based on a few facts.

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God Requires Us To Preserve The Earth

In keeping with the church’s belief that God wants mankind to be stewards of the earth, the Church of Jesus Christ The Latter-day Saints recognised its annual International Day of Service last Saturday by participating in a cleaning project.

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WHO’S BEHIND THE KNOCK? THE PERSONALITIES BEHIND MORMON MISSIONARIES

That is the noise Dace Daniels and Keaton Hiatt hear on a regular basis as two Mormon missionaries here in Warrensburg, knocking on stranger’s doors.

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SVU wants to be to the LDS Church what Notre Dame is to the Catholic Church; meet the man trying to make it happen

Reed Wilcox was named president of Southern Virginia University on Sept. 1, 2014, but made very few changes in his first year at the school’s helm.

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ELIZABETH SMART, WHO CHANGED MORMONS’ VIEWS ON SEX, IS WARY OF RELIGION

Elizabeth Smart, a Mormon girl who survived a horrific and highly-publicized abduction, is wary of people who use religion to justify their actions.

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LDS Couple Wins North American Wife Carrying Championship

A wife carrying race is no walk in the park, but that’s exactly what Jake and Kirsten Barney of Lexington, Virginia, made it look like. Jake and Kirsten competed together in the North American Wife Carrying Championship last October in Maine. The couple took first place running the 278-yard (254-meter) race in a time of 58.26 seconds.

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Offaly farm of Mormon John Smith’s Irish bodyguard sells for $871k

Comprised of 83 acres, the sprawling plot in the heart of Ireland contains a three bedroom bungalow, built in 1975, and the ancient farm house that Egan spent his early years in.

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Entire Book of Mormon printer’s manuscript can now be viewed in detail online

The Book of Mormon printer’s manuscript, recently purchased by the Church for $35 million, can now be viewed for free by virtually anyone in the world who has a computer with an internet connection.

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Utahns split on desire for more church transparency, but most active Mormons say it isn’t needed, poll shows

Utahns overwhelmingly want government and businesses to be more open, but they are less sure about whether churches need to lift veils of secrecy.

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How a Mormon pioneer woman became the nation’s first female state senator

On Nov. 3, 1896, Martha Hughes Cannon was elected to represent Utah’s 6th Senate District, defeating a group of candidates that included her own husband and earning the title of the United States’ first woman state senator.

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Should more parishioners carry guns in church? The Mormon church is one of two in Utah that say no to firearms

After the mass church shooting outside San Antonio on Sunday, the Texas attorney general suggested more guns should be in churches to thwart the next massacre.

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