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 John Bosco

January 31, 2018

Dear Jake, Tired?  You’re tired of trying to build up COMPASS?  It’s too hard?  I understand.  Working for Christ’s Kingdom is both tiring and hard.  No doubt.  But... Read More

“Ask a Priest: I’m Scared … Would the Church Welcome Me Back?”

Q: For my earlier life I was brought up in the Catholic Church. But eventually my parents moved away from religion, and I just stopped attending. This happened before confirmation. Now as an adult, for the past few years especially, I have felt something pulling me toward the Church, but I’ve been holding back because,... Get the Answer!

St Mutien Marie Wiaux F.S.C.

January 30, 2018

Dear Muriel, Sometimes Providence makes some odd choices.  Maybe the job God has in mind for you after you graduate isn’t any of the ones you’ve been pursuing.  Maybe that... Read More

St Basilides

January 30, 2018

Dear Desiree, You should have no qualms about praying to the saints, you know.  I can’t imagine why you’re thinking otherwise.  Maybe you have been infected by the non-Catholic... Read More

Living Billboards: Weekly Message for 1-30-18

Dear Fellow Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: Every year on February 2nd, the liturgical feast commemorating Mary’s presentation of Jesus in the Temple, the Church celebrates in... Read More

St Sulpicius Severus

January 29, 2018

Dear Steve, I seem to have caught the flu or something.  In any case, I have a fever, and feel quite exhausted, and therefore I have little patience for the unworthy vacillations... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: How Can “Fear” Be a Holy Gift from God?

The gift of fear is much needed in our world today. Discover the misconceptions surrounding this gift and why our culture has lost its desire to attain it!  Read More →

St Thomas Aquinas

January 28, 2018

Dear Timmy, Your desire to make lasting contributions to theology is commendable, and endearing.  It is also noble and encouraging – at least one of my nephews is thinking in... Read More

St Paula Elizabeth Cerioli

January 27, 2018

Dear Lizzie, If only you knew how much I long to be with you during this dark time.  I knew your mother well (as only brothers and sisters can know each other), and she often... Read More


COMMON PREFACE III For more information on prefaces in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used on weekdays in Ordinary Time. Praise... Read More

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