Tag Archives: Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

In 1845, William Smith, Mormon apostles waged low-key war in the LDS press

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.) There’s an interesting article in the new summer 2013 issue of the “Journal of Mormon History.” Christine Elyse Blythe has contributed a long article on the tenure of … Read More

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Police, no-knock raid caught an LDS apostle in another woman’s bed

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here). On Nov. 11, 1943, LDS apostles Joseph Fielding Smith and Harold B. Lee gathered with Salt Lake City police officers, including Chief Reed Vetterli, outside the small Center … Read More

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From LDS apostle to spiritualist — the strange journey of Amasa Mason Lyman

To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here In the spring 1983 edition of Dialogue, author Loretta L. Hefner recounts a sermon Mormon prophet Brigham Young delivered in 1867. Young said that doctrinal deviancy was not limited to … Read More

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Diary of LDS apostle includes tales of bribing a Supreme Court justice

To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this post, click here The diaries of the late LDS Church Apostle, Abraham H. Cannon, stretching from 1889 to the end of 1895, is interesting church history reading. Signature Book’s “Candid … Read More

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