Meet Uncle Eddy. Navigating today’s world is tough and all of us could use a nudge in the right direction. Figuring out the right path to take at work, college or with friends is not always easy. Before making some of those big (or small) decisions, see what Uncle Eddy has to say. A pseudonym for Fr. John Bartunek, LC, Uncle Eddy, is an imaginary uncle who has been imprisoned for the Catholic Faith. Pointing toward the lives of the saints he sends a daily email with spiritual advice to his many imaginary nieces and nephews.

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St Aidan of Lindisfarne

August 31, 2017

Dear Adelaide, How’s the weather over there?  I would tell you how it looks here, if I could see it.  They haven’t let me out of this windowless office space for I don’t... Read More

St Felix and Adauctus

August 30, 2017

Dear Felicity, I knew that college would challenge your faith more than high school, but I didn’t think it would happen so fast.  Even so, you shouldn’t be alarmed.  Why... Read More

The Beheading of John the Baptist

August 29, 2017

Dear Biff, Your most recent note betrayed you.  Though you claim to be “off to a downright peachy start” as sophomore year commences, I can tell that your electronic grin... Read More

Who’s the Boss?: Weekly Message for

Dear Friends in Christ, As part of my preparation for the priesthood I spent a few summers visiting families who had financially supported the Legion of Christ in order to thank... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: Sunday’s Fourth Characteristic – Rest

What is the fourth characteristic of Sunday, and often the most difficult for us to do well?  Read More →

St Augustine

August 28, 2017

Dear Gus, So orientation week is over and classes have begun.  Are you sober?  Don’t be shocked; I know how orientation weeks go, and I know you.  And that’s why I’m writing. ... Read More

St Monica

August 27, 2017

Dear Monica, Yes, my dear niece, “unanswered” prayers can be hard to endure.  Just ask today’s saint.  Monica spent over ten years pleading with God through tears and entreaties... Read More

Preface II of the Sundays in Ordinary Time

Preface II of the Sundays in Ordinary Time For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) Ordinary Time gives us... Read More

St Elizabeth Bichier des Ages

August 26, 2017

Dear Liz, Your despondency is a waste of energy.  If Christ were in your place, would he complain, or would he get to work?  Ok, so you had your heart set on school A, but you... Read More

St Louis IX, King of France

August 25, 2017

Dear Lou, Your determination to serve your neighbor by going into politics has always inspired me.  I can even remember your award-winning discourse back in the eighth-grade speech... Read More

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