Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune

Peggy Fletcher Stack

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Peggy:

128 years later, Salt Lake LDS Temple time capsule yields books, photos, coins, but damage makes items hard to recognize

On April 6, 1892, about 40,000 Utahns gathered on or near Temple Square to watch a 3,800-pound granite capstone be placed atop the Salt Lake Temple, just below the famed Angel Moroni statue. → Read More

Police officers arrive on scene of ‘Justice for Bernardo’ protest in Salt Lake City

On the seventh night of protests by the group, “Justice for Bernardo,” tensions between protesters and the police escalated. → Read More

More people charged in the flipping and burning of Salt Lake City police car during protest

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two more people — which brings the total to 10 — for their involvement in allegedly flipping and burning a Salt Lake City police car during a protest against police brutality May 30 that turned violent. → Read More

Utah reports 404 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

Utah on Saturday reported 404 new cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths, as the current spike of the virus continues. → Read More

LDS Church unveils plan to phase in worship services; other Utah clergy vow to wait

Latter-day Saints in various parts of the world may be worshipping together again as soon as this Sunday, depending on what their local and government leaders dictate based on COVID-19 in their region. → Read More

Utah is the second most biased state against nonreligious residents, survey says

It may come as no surprise that Utah respondents to a newly released survey by the American Atheists deemed their state the most religious in the country. → Read More

LDS leader Russell Nelson issues proclamation, names temples in Middle East, mainland China

President Russell M. Nelson unveiled a new proclamation to the world Sunday morning, celebrating what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe was the pivotal moment in the faith’s history — a teen boy’s vision of deity in a secluded wood 200 years ago. → Read More

‘Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors’ — Lord’s Prayer resonates in age of coronavirus

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

When the MTC is your bedroom: Hundreds of Latter-day Saints are starting their missions at home

Last week, Anna Sloan, preparing for her Latter-day Saint mission to Taiwan, entered the “Missionary Training Center” — her blue bedroom. → Read More

All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. → Read More

Coronavirus then a quake? Experts tell Utahns how they can help navigate the stress.

Editor’s note • The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to stories about the coronavirus and Wednesday’s earthquake in Utah. → Read More

LDS Church suspends all worship services worldwide due to coronavirus

To help combat the coronavirus pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending public gatherings of church members worldwide “until further notice,” the Utah-based faith said in a statement Thursday. → Read More

Utah’s hospitals prepare to treat coronavirus patients

The University of Utah Hospital has erected special tents to assess people who think they may have caught the coronavirus. → Read More

From beating an addiction to riding a bike in crazy traffic or letting gray hair show — we humans can conquer mountains large and small

Adopting an older child. Training for a triathlon. Making a midlife career change. Hiking a long-distance trail. → Read More

For childless couples, surrogate moms, like Mary of the Nativity, deliver joy to their world

As Christians gather on this and every Christmas Eve, they will recount once again the tale of a young virgin who found herself mysteriously pregnant. They will speak of a fiance, who goes through with the marriage knowing the child to be born is not his. And they will marvel at the baby, whose coming was deemed miraculous. → Read More

Latest from LDS General Conference: Members await final day’s sermons

After a day full of sermons (on doctrine, commitment and the dangers of social media), changes (to the Young Men and Young Women programs) and announcements (plans for eight new temples, including two more in Utah) members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered Sunday for the final sessions of the faith’s 189th Semiannual Annual General Conference. → Read More

The latest from LDS General Conference: Official doctrine doesn’t come from just one leader, Oaks says

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints convened its semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday for the faith’s more than 16 million members to hear instructions from their top leaders. → Read More

‘Jesus was a zombie,’ ‘bless the dogs,’ ‘thou shalt not admit adultery’ — When kids speak at church, parents listen ... and cringe.

Children say hilarious things all the time, but there’s something especially funny when their unfiltered honesty comes during a solemn time at church. → Read More

Prophet of peace: Gandhi’s nonviolent message needed now as much as ever, say Utahns as they mark 150 years since his birth

Mahatma Gandhi was a Hindu peace activist in India who was assassinated 71 years ago, so why would a young Muslim a world and several generations away want to help commemorate the 150th birthday of such a distant figure? → Read More

Building a temple in Russia may be a heavy lift in a nation not eager to even see LDS chapels

This is the third part in a three-part series examining how Western faiths, including the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are having to adapt to survive and grow in a nation where the government, with encouragement from the dominant Russian Orthodox Church, continues to put up barriers. Part 1 explains what Western faiths are up against in Russia. Part 2 explores the… → Read More