Nun's Nativity finds new home 5 years after group's departure

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When a group of Catholic nuns moved out of South Ogden in 2012, they left behind a Christmas reminder of their 68 years in the community that is now helping a local charity.


What do a cowboy and a Catholic priest have in common?

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They both are featured in Spiritual Reflections, a faith column written by Standard-Examiner reporter JaNae Francis.


Area concerts and sing-ins to showcase Christmas music

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A handful of free, local community concerts and sing-ins are planned for area residents.


LDS missionaries return to Puerto Rico after hurricanes

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Some of the missionaries relocated as a precaution to hurricanes Irma and Maria are returning to Puerto Rico San Juan Mission.  


Police, pastors host active shooter training for local churches

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After seeing news of recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, Pastor Fred Lopez of Ogden’s Hope Resurrected Church decided to be proactive.


Jason Tonioli teams with Irish vocalists for seventh CD

Jason Tonioli of Hooper has released his seventh album

Recording sessions with Jason Tonioli during a visit by three Irish singers last summer has resulted in a new CD and two more to come. 


Live Nativity set for Dec. 20-23 this year

Live Nativity performed at the Golden Spike Event Center

The family has faith that enough money will be raised to sponsor the event, even without the county backing it had before.


'Orphan square' project demonstrates faith concept

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Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers gives second chances to quilt squares, demonstrating the universal theme of faith found in religions and spiritual practices, writes JaNae Francis.


Kitchen manager at Ogden Rescue Mission recalls his own path to gratitude

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Believing the Ogden Rescue Mission gave him a family and his life back, Jim Hampton says he couldn’t have more gratitude.


Christmas Tree Jubilee benefits, commemorates special-needs students

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Decorated trees and dozens of wreaths are all part of the Weber School District’s Christmas Tree Jubilee, a fundraiser to benefit special-needs students, happening Nov. 22 and 24 at Ogden’s Eccles Conference Center.

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