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Saint Luke, Evangelist (entered heaven in the first century)

From Uncle Eddy’s E-mails

Dear Lu,

Your note about the religious studies classes you are taking intrigued me.  I have always been interested in great intellectuals who try to reduce man’s thirst for God to neat sociological formulas.  Do keep sending me articles and updates; I’ll look forward to following along.

As for yourself, I issue a humble, avuncular warning. More…

Bearing Fruit for Christ’s Kingdom 1

Well stated, as always, Fr John!

Also, from Fr John Bartunek:
Straight Talk about Contraception

Catholicism Pure & Simple

“Others may have their wealth, may drink out of jeweled cups, be clad in silks, enjoy popular applause, find it impossible to exhaust their wealth by dissipating it in pleasures of all kinds, but our delight is to meditate on the Law of the Lord day and night…”  – St. Jerome

By Father Bartunek
From Catholic Spiritual Direction

John 15:1-8: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes to make it bear even more. You are pruned already, by means of the word that I have spoken to you. Make your home in me, as I make mine in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, but must remain part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the…

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Fr John Bartunek: Straight Talk about Contraception Reply

Although the HHS mandate is clearly a violation of the 1st Amendment and an affront to religious liberty, by reopening and drawing heavy attention to the contraception debate, it offers Catholics the opportunity to clarify the Church’s position on contraception and explain, more importantly, why it holds this teaching. Fr John Bartunek’s short article is a common-sense explanation that actually delivers what it More…