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 Jerome

September 30, 2017

Dear Jerry, All those temptations you mention in your note are quite normal, and you should be careful not to exaggerate their importance.  Becoming obsessed with your spiritual... Read More

St Michael, St Gabriel, St Raphael

September 29, 2017

Dear Angela, It sounds a bit like you have put your spiritual life on automatic pilot.  That’s understandable, considering how many other things you have going on.  Understandable,... Read More

St Wenceslaus of Bohemia

September 28, 2017

Dear Wendy, If you continue “being good” just in order to win praise and acclaim from your peers, you are doomed to frustration and anxiety.  You cannot please everyone –... Read More

St Vincent de Paul

September 27, 2017

Dear Vinnie, Be holy!  My dear nephew, don’t WORRY about anything else!  Nothing else matters – nothing, do you hear (read) me?  NOTHING ELSE!  And the fastest way to get... Read More

St Cosmos and St Damian

September 26, 2017

Dear Cosmo, Your mother tells me that you are really making a name for yourself in college, winning all the academic awards and topping the grade charts semester after semester. ... Read More

Love One Another: A Retreat Guide on St. Thérèse’s Little Way of Charity

Written by Fr. John Pietropaoli, LC and presented by Fr. John Bartunek, LC, SThD Christ’s great commandment is that we love one another as he has loved us. Inasmuch as we live... Read More

On the side of the angels: Weekly Message for 9-26-17

Dear Friends in Christ, In a speech in 1864 by Benjamin Disraeli on Darwin’s theory that man was descended from apes, Disraeli said, “The question is this: Is man an ape or... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: A Heart Enthroned on Fire

What does fire in the Bible represent?  Read More →

St Albert

September 25, 2017

Dear Al, I don’t know why you are surprised at the challenges you’re facing as a Resident Assistant. Did you think it would be all fun and games?  I guess it could be, if... Read More

St Pacifico of San Severino

September 24, 2017

Dear Severt, Better to learn this lesson now instead of later.  On the one hand, I would wish health problems on no one, but on the other hand, someone needs to tell you that... Read More

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