The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion’s leadership panel has led Mormon scholars to predict he won’t make any major changes.
Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Monday night amid family in Salt Lake City, the church said Tuesday night.
“It took away from my own stress and anxiety, seeing how complete strangers were taking care of each other,” said the Rev. Ian Burgess, who offered spiritual support to the wounded at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson.
Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died early Wednesday, the Vatican said. He was 86.
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the eight-day winter festival of lights, started Tuesday night and goes through Dec. 20.
Dash the winter blues and celebrate Hanukkah with the Eight Crazy Nights cocktail at La Cave Wine Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas.
Think you’ll be busy in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day? Try preparing a Thanksgiving feast for more than 1,000.
The massive Museum of the Bible, scheduled to open Friday in Washington, has three main exhibit floors, lecture and meeting space, restaurants and a rooftop garden, a ballroom and a 472-seat theater with wraparound projection walls.
It’s the time of year when local religious and nonprofit organizations host craft shows and bazaars to raise money for programs and events ranging from church missions to scholarships. For shoppers, that’s an invitation to hunt for handmade and crocheted items, jewelry, holiday decorations and religious items — not to mention the baked goods — far from crowded malls. Here is a list of organizations hosting charitable events into December.
Where there were two, there is now one. On Aug. 20, the congregations of Unity of Las Vegas and Unity Center in the Valley voted unanimously to merge. The merge was due to the retirement of Unity Center in the Valley’s minister, the Rev. Sophia Falke. The merged churches are known as Unity of Las Vegas.