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6 year old Gavin Price follows the lead of big sister Sydney Price, 11, and prays during Ash Wednesday service at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 10,  2016.  The Price's are from Mt. Ephraim. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday

This week, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, a period of spiritual reflection, fasting and penitence that many Christians undertake each year to prepare for the celebration of Easter.

2016 Lexus ES 300h on the entry-level sedan hybrid shortlist

It's an entry level luxury sedan with an exciting list of new bells and whistles in 2016. It is also an excellent choice for car buyers looking to buy an entry level sedan with a hybrid moniker. Along with a silent cabin that has been tweaked to perfection there is also a new grille and a new safety package. The 2016 Lexus ES 300h most certainly hits all the high notes and count on impressive fuel efficiency and new colors choices as well.

In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo, Dark Sea Salt Caramel Chocolates, currently among the most popular treats made at the R.G.W. Candy Company, are seen displayed at the company near Atlanta, Ill. (AP Photo/Herald & Review, Jim Bowling)

Chocolate: health benefits of the love potion

Our love for chocolate dates back to the Mesoamerican era, 3,500 years ago. Fast forward 2,000 years, chocolate houses opened throughout Europe and served as social clubs and meeting places for the elite. And today, it remains a prized love food of Valentine's Day for everyone -- and even throughout the year.

'Their Blood Cries Out' in Syria, elsewhere for our help

Twenty years ago, Professor Paul Marshall of the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Canada, wrote a book with a particularly uninviting title, "Their Blood Cries Out." This tome, not unlike the 16th century John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, described the persecution of multiple Christians around the world.

FILE - In this undated image released earlier this year by the New York City Health Department, a graphic warning NYC consumers of high salt content in foods that is now required on menus at many fast-food and chain restaurants is already headed for a court fight. The National Restaurant Association says it filed a lawsuit in Manhattan on Thursday, two days after the first-of-its-kind rule took effect. The rule requires chain restaurants to put the salt-shaker icon on menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about a teaspoon of salt. (Antonio D'Angelo/New York City Health Department via AP)

Please, don't pass the salt

It has been postulated that diets high in sodium contribute to an annual 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide and is responsible for 1-in-10 U.S. deaths. And researchers also found that 40 percent of these deaths affect adults 69 years of age or younger.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign stop at the Palace Theatre, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bernie, the prophet

The role Sen. Bernard Sanders is playing in our time bears some resemblance to that of the ancient prophets. He has built an entire presidential campaign on an enumerating his view of the failings of American society.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Governor of California, speaking at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Screen shot from YouTube of the speech.

No girly man socialism

- The Washington Times

Last night I went back and watched again the stellar speech given by then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Though only twelve years has passed, it is amazing how many things have changed.

The Super Bowl, not socialism

Super Bowl Sunday, that uniquely American event, is upon us again. Friends and family will gather around the television on Sunday to absorb the game, the advertisements, some unhealthy food and probably more than one drink. About 110 million Americans will undertake this annual ritual. Roads and stores will be deserted.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's remarks on his Facebook page, regarding the planned construction of an immense cross in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Religion headlines worth 5 minutes of your Friday

Eventually there will be a 210 feet tall (about 19 stories) cross on that plot of land for all to see. It will be visible to planes flying into Corpus Christi International Airport and be able to seen five miles away by land and double that by air.