Check out this Church response in Fox News’ “21 questions” article:

Q: If so, does the Church believe that God lives on a planet named Kolob?
A: ‘Kolob’ is a term found in ancient records translated by Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith did not provide a full description or explanation of Kolob nor did he assign the idea particular significance in relation to the Church’s core doctrines.

Q: Where is the planet Kolob? What significance does the planet have to Mormons?
A: ‘Kolob’ is a term found in ancient records translated by Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith did not provide a full description or explanation of Kolob nor did he assign the idea particular significance in relation to the Church’s core doctrines.

I am in the camp that argues less is more in the things we consider doctrine, so I gladly welcome what seems like the Church’s effort to relegate the Kolob concept to the status of “something we’ve heard, but don’t really know anything about.” But is that what the Church is really trying to do here?  Am I justified in celebrating?