Mormon Minute: Weekly News Recap for October 27, 2015


The Mormon Minute recaps news that’s happening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This week, we talk about: Elder Oaks’ speech on culture wars between religious organizations and the government, the latest Gospel Topics essays on women and the priesthood, and Ann Romney’s music video.

0:07 – Elder Oaks Speaks at Court/Clergy Conference

In a speech at the Court and Clergy Conference in Sacramento California, Elder Dallin H. Oaks urged religious and government organizations to have a mutually supportive relationship with one another and to avoid culture wars.  Oaks said,

In that relationship governments and their laws can provide the essential protections for believers and religious organizations and their activities. Believers and religious organizations should recognize this and refrain from labeling governments and laws and officials as if they were inevitable enemies.

0:44 – Gospel Topics Essays

A group of church scholars added two more essays to the Gospel Topics page on about women and the priesthood, and a Heavenly Mother. Each essay compiles information on a topic that is controversial with the purpose of providing a sound source for members of the Church and other interested parties to study.

1:03 – Ann Romney’s Advice for Being an Awesome Grandma

And Ann Romney is adding to her growing fan base with a music video about how to be an awesome grandma.

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Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.