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 Sylvester I

December 31, 2017

Dear Lester, Might I make a suggestion?  Before heading out to your traditional New Year’s Eve bash, why not spend a little time with our Lord.  He deserves some gratitude... Read More

St Egwim of Worcester (England)

December 30, 2017

Dear Gwinn, Sometimes, my dear niece, you have to know how to admit you were wrong.  It’s hard, I know.  It means swallowing your pride, giving credit to someone else, exposing... Read More


PREFACE OF HOLY VIRGINS AND RELIGIOUS For more information on prefaces in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used for commemorating... Read More

St Marcellus the Righteous

December 29, 2017

Dear Mark, I hope you have been enjoying the seemingly endless round of holiday parties and get-togethers that you were so looking forward to.  I was expecting to have heard from... Read More

The Holy Innocents

December 28, 2017

Dear Ingrid, Your note moved me deeply.  It reminded of that phrase St Paul attributes to Our Lord: “It is more joyful to give than to receive.”  Truly, you and your family... Read More

St John the Evangelist and Apostle

December 27, 2017

Dear Jean, My guards have become especially repulsive recently – it requires all my willpower to remain civil when they accost me with their tales of social degradation seeping... Read More

St Stephen

December 26, 2017

Dear Steve, I have always thought that the coincidence of your birthday and your patron saint’s day both occurring today is more than mere coincidence.  If it weren’t the... Read More

The Day After?: Weekly Message for 12-26-17

Dear Friends in Christ, It’s not too late to wish you a Merry Christmas, and that is the subject of this e-mail: we have just under two weeks to wish each other Merry Christmas.... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: Rejoicing God’s Heart

We have the power to delight the heart of God and give Him the satisfaction of our love. Fr. Bartunek explains how…  Read More →

The Birth of Our Lord

December 25, 2017

Dear Laura, The mere thought of you this morning warms my heart.  (And that’s a good thing, considering the current state of my cell – it’s hardly a tropical delight in... Read More

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