Uncle Eddy

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.

To receive these daily emails go to https://rcspirituality.org/uncle-eddysignup

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

Sts Elias, Jeremy and Companions

February 16, 2018

Dear Jerry, Let us talk plainly.  I commend your many apostolic activities, your letters to the editor of the campus newspaper, your participation in the debates and open forums. ... Read More

St Claude de La Colombière

February 15, 2018

Dear Colombo, Sometimes I feel like a broken record.  (And you retort, “Yah, sometimes you ARE a broken record!”)  But with nephews like you, broken records can be helpful. Remember,... Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius

February 14, 2018

Dear Kyle, Happy Valentine’s Day.  Today is still the feast of St Valentine of Rome, who was one of our great early Christian martyrs.  He was beaten and beheaded in 269, in... Read More

St Polyeuctus

February 13, 2018

Dear Polly, Take courage, my much esteemed niece!  It is not for a young Christian soldier like you to be discouraged by obstacles.  If those who propagate unchristian ideas... Read More

St Ethelwald

February 12, 2018

Dear Wally, Swamped again, eh?  You always do this.  I know, I know, my nagging you about your incorrigible expertise at procrastination doesn’t help one bit.  But maybe if... Read More

St Victoria

February 11, 2018

Dear Vicki, I can almost touch your excitement – even so far away!  I am happy for you.  With graduation only a couple months away, and your first job waiting for you with... Read More

St Scholastica

February 10, 2018

Dear Sally, Hmm…  So you’re having trouble motivating your fellow COMPASS members, eh?  That’s a tough one.  Especially in February.  You see so many opportunities for... Read More

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