uncleeddy:

Dear Fidelity,

Don’t change majors for the wrong reasons. You have always wanted to be a lawyer (and for the right reasons, too: to defend justice), and pre-law is a logical way to attain such a goal. If you abandon it for physical education just because it’s more fun and requires fewer…

uncleeddy:

Dear George,

Sometimes you just can’t be popular and be faithful. If your involvement in the Newman Center and in COMPASS is making you the pariah of the philosophy department, well then, you either have to suffer through the scorn and ridicule (and prove them all wrong by your excellent…

uncleeddy:

Dear Alexis,

Nothing would break my heart more than to see your collegiate success lure you away from friendship with Christ; they should go together! Of course, I am not naïve; I know it’s tough. You’re so busy, and you keep falling head over heels for guys who don’t share your faith, and…

uncleeddy:

Dear Anne,

I think you should reconsider your decision. I am convinced that you can stay involved in student government, dominate your double-major, keep up with your violin, and still have plenty of fun, if (and that’s a very BIG ”if”), if you do one thing: keep your prayer time sacred…

uncleeddy:

Dear Marc,

Since you always forget, I’ll remind you: today is the anniversary of your baptism. If I weren’t cooped up in this blasted solitary confinement, I would buy you a cake and throw you a party. I have always wondered why we don’t make as big a fuss over our baptism as we do over our…

uncleeddy:

Dear Leon,

In your last note I detected a most displeasing tinge of disdain for your spiritual mother, the Catholic Church. I understand that many influential people around you (some professors, for instance) would gladly obliterate the Church at the slightest opportunity. Some such persons…

uncleeddy:

Dear Polly,

I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I much admire your gift of easy and lively conversation, which would be a welcome respite for me, doomed as I am to this inhuman solitary confinement (but as long as God wants me here, here I will gladly stay). I wonder how that gift…

uncleeddy:

Dear Don,

Glad to hear that your “business” is doing so well, you’re a chip off the old entrepreneurial block. Being able to pay your own way through school will free up some of your parents’ funds to help offset the educational costs of your less business-minded siblings. One caveat, though…

uncleeddy:

Dear Marie,

So you won another scholarship. You really are putting together an impressive résumé. I guess congratulations are in order, so, congratulations… I have to admit, however, that I am still a bit concerned. When you were growing up (you probably don’t remember this), you always…

uncleeddy:

Dear Hunny,

I was encouraged to hear about the success of your Apologetics Workshop, but I am seriously concerned about your other news. What good will it be to you or your Lord if you organize and run wonderful, well-attended Catholic events if they lead you into the sins of arrogance and…