Posts Tagged ‘Mormons’

Why Jonah Lomu’s funeral is a private one

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Jonah Lomu became a Mormon, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in 2012. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) forbids the broadcasting of a funeral service on the internet or “in any other way.” The LDS  announced details today for Tuesday’s funeral services for Jonah Lomu. Read more

Senior Mormon apostle says Catholics don’t know who God is

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A senior Mormon apostle has said most Catholics don’t know who God is, who Jesus is or who the Holy Ghost is. Elder M. Russell Ballard made this remark at a gathering in Argentina last year, but it has only recently come to light in media. The comment has raised hackles both within and outside Read more

Caritas in NZ benefits from Mormon film

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Catholic justice peace and development agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has been the beneficiary of proceeds from a documentary about Mormons. Movie-goers who saw “Meet the Mormons” were invited to make a gold coin donation for Caritas. Proceeds were handed over to Catholic Church representatives at a Latter Day Saints facility in Manukau on February Read more

Meet the Mormons – in a theatre near you

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

A feature length movie titled “Meet the Mormons” has been screening in theatres and other venues across Australia, New Zealand and several Pacific Island nations over the last few weeks. Theatres in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Tokoroa, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch screened the movie which was produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Read more

LDS founder Joseph Smith’s many wives

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

After officially acknowledging earlier this month that founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives, some of them as young as 14, officials at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now facing two important questions. Who were these women, and what are their stories? Smith was already married when he began to set his Read more

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had up to 40 wives, LDS church says

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had as many as 40 wives, including a 14-year-old girl, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has admitted. The church’s teachings had previously portrayed Smith has having been happily married to one woman only. The revelations of Smith’s polygamy came in an essay posted on the LDS church’s Read more

Young Catholics and Mormons to meet political leaders

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Around forty young adult Catholics and Mormons (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) from around the country will visit some of New Zealand’s political leaders at Parliament later this month. They will meet with Prime Minister John Key and a number of Members of Parliament on 25 June. The visit is being jointly Read more

Latter Day Saints on another planet?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Kolob is a heavenly body mentioned in the Book of Abraham, a Mormon scripture. If the text is read literally Kolob is a planet geographically close to God or where Mormons go in the afterlife. In a post on the LDS Church’s official website, “Becoming Like God,” say that the Latter-day Saints’ doctrine of exaltation Read more

Latter Day Saints deny Samoan language ban

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The President of the Church of Latter Day Saints for the Pacific, Elder James Hamula, says the Church has not put a ban on the use of the Samoan language. He said that news of the ban came from a small group of Samoan church members who were unhappy about a 2007 decision to re-organise Read more

Mormon ban on Samoan language prompts PM to write to Elders

Friday, September 20th, 2013

A delegation of Samoan Mormons from Brisbane have had a meeting with Samoan prime minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi to discuss what the Brisbane Samoans say is a ban on Samoan in worship services by their church leaders. Lawyer Leulua’iali’i Olinda Woodroffe who accompanied the delegation to the meeting said the prime minister has promised to Read more