Sparks of Mercy

Loving the ‘Red, White, and Blue’

By Chris Sparks

With these sentiments of love and hope for America, I now say goodbye in words that I spoke once before: "Today, therefore, my final prayer is this: God will bless America, so that she may increasingly become - and truly be - and long remain one Nation, under God, indivisible. With liberty and justice for all" May God bless you all. God bless America! — St. John Paul II, Farewell Address, Washington, D.C., 1979.

The colors of the flag of the United States of America are also the colors of key parts of the Marian Fathers’ charism.

What Are We to Do?

By Chris Sparks

2020 just doesn’t let up, does it?

This year has been marked by so much turmoil, so much division and acrimony, that it’s hard for me to even describe all the many challenges we face in this nation and around the world without sounding like I’m taking sides, like I’m saying faithful Catholics must prioritize one set of issues or respond to one set of injustices rather than another.

And that’s not a Catholic way to respond at all.

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