General Conference At General Conference, LDS Leaders Warn Against Nationalism, Reiterate Gay Marriage Opposition By Lee Hale • Oct 3, 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Last weekend’s general conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint came during a time of political and social unrest and some of the speakers acknowledged that. Choosing A New Mormon Apostle: An Explainer By Lee Hale • Oct 2, 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Listen Listening... / 1:10 The death of Mormon apostle Robert D. Hales over the weekend leaves a vacancy in one of the top councils of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here is what we know about how a successor is chosen. Mormon Apostle Robert D. Hales Dies At Age 85 By Lee Hale • Oct 1, 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Elder Robert D. Hales died Sunday afternoon from causes incident to age, according to a statement from the LDS Church. He was in the hospital surrounded by his wife and family. LDS Church President Will Not Attend General Conference This Weekend By Lee Hale • Sep 29, 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. This weekend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold the twice yearly General Conference in Salt Lake City without the presiding leader Thomas S. Monson in attendance.