Author Archives: Jim Fair

About Jim Fair

Jim Fair is a writer and consultant. He lives in the Chicago area and has a wonderful wife, son and daughter. He enjoys fishing and occasionally catches something. He tries to play the piano and sings a little. In addition to writing for Regnum Christi Live, he blogs at Laughing Catholic. And you can follow him on Twitter: Jim Fair (@fishfair).

Love and Like

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is … Continue reading

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Twin Persons

This is the first in what I expect to be a continuing series of reports on my long-term study of the effect of genetics and environmental conditions on the development of twin human beings. Let me make an important disclaimer … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Orchid

I have to start with a complex disclaimer.  I’m not a gardener, nor a flower person, and as for growing things, well, I do not have a green thumb. Orchids always have scared me. My wife is better at growing … Continue reading

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The Hour of Br. Anthony

Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper … Continue reading

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Dads Need not be Famous

St. Joseph is the most famous man we have ever heard of whom we know so little about. Everything we know for certain about Joseph appears in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.  It isn’t very much by Wikipedia standards. … Continue reading

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They really were the good old days

Sunday’s were different when I was a kid. We went to church, took a walk and played in the yard, maybe watched a baseball game on TV, and had a big “Sunday Dinner.” In those days, mom didn’t worry about … Continue reading

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Join the Pope in Prayer

Friday, February 23, 2018, is not to be a Friday like any other Friday. Pope Francis has proclaimed this Friday a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace, in particular for the populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo … Continue reading

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Death’s Déjà Vu

I was sauntering through the kitchen a few days ago and there was my wife reading a news story on the computer. She was shaking her head and the headline caught my eye: UK judge rules against parents, allows hospital … Continue reading

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Beads over Birds

Once upon a time, there was a Chicago radio host who tried to help nervous air travelers by loaning them his rubber chicken. The idea was that if you took the chicken with you on the plane you would have … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Poor

“For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.” – John 12:8 “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.” – Matthew 26:11  “For you always have … Continue reading

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