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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Chair of Peter, Apostle

February 22, 2018

Dear Cher, I think it’s about time you took a pilgrimage to Rome.  It would serve as an effective antidote to the imprudent and arrogant forces at work on campus, the ones that... Read More

Blessed Noel Pinot

February 21, 2018

Dear Noah, Your latest news upset me, but it didn’t surprise me.  One of the signs of authentic Christian apostolate is opposition, difficulty, hardship.  So having your evangelizing... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Is a General Confession Just for a Select Few?

Q: My questions regard a general confession. I have a friend who has been out of the Church for many years. He is having a very difficult time on all levels (spiritually, emotionally and physically). Because I care for him and want to see him better in all these levels, I suggested that he start by returning to church on a... Get the Answer!

St Eucherius

February 20, 2018

Dear Cher, Would you believe that I share fully your present sentiments?  Perhaps the weather is colder there, and the sky darker, and the days unbearably shorter (I can’t say... Read More

Rekindle the Fire of Faith : Weekly Message for 2-22-18

Dear Friend in Christ, Leading up to the start of the Lenten season, we always receive a number of questions asking about fasting along with other penitential practices and why... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: The Journey To Trusting God Begins Here

Find out about the infused virtues that we all received at Baptism. Do you put them to good use in your life?  Read More →

St Barbatus of Benevento

February 19, 2018

Dear Barbara, That’s not the only way of looking at it.  In fact, that’s a childish way of looking at it.  I mean, just think about it for a minute: “There are all kinds... Read More

Sts Leo and Paregorius

February 18, 2018

Dear Greg, Watch out – I know I’m going to sound like an old crone, but I’m going to say it anyway: choose your friends carefully.  That is, unless you don’t care about... Read More

Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

February 17, 2018

Dear Sergey, You are forgetting something very, very important.  I am afraid that if I just tell it to you, you won’t take me seriously.  What can I do to make sure you remember... Read More


PREFACE I FOR THE DEAD For more information on prefaces in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used in Masses for the dead,... Read More

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