Author Archives: Jim Fair

About Jim Fair

Jim Fair is director of communications and public relations for the North American Territory. 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).

Prepare for battle

In a couple days, Pope Francis and Donald Trump will meet face to face, person to person, two heavyweight approaching the center ring of international diplomacy. I have been reading the advance predictions about what they will discuss and whether … Continue reading

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A graduation for this age

“It’s a delight to have fallen into a friendship with this wonderful university…” – Curtis Martin I skipped my college graduations, both undergraduate and graduate.  It wasn’t that I didn’t appreciate the time and hard work that went into my … Continue reading

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My night in the club

I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER – Groucho Marx I have often recalled Groucho’s immortal words in a perverse sense when attending some sort of fancy event.  In my … Continue reading

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The hope of psychology

For a really good time, I likely wouldn’t join a room full of psychologists. They might ask me open-ended questions and repeat my answers to verify.  Who knows what might be happening behind those wire-rimmed glasses? So imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Humungous Mother of all

Pope Francis got lots of media attention (a common event) this week when he expressed shame at the American reference to dropping the “mother of all bombs” on some nasty people in Afghanistan. The bomb’s official name is GBU-43 Massive … Continue reading

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Small town global

I’ve been hearing for years that the world is getting smaller, that we live in a global community.  And it is true, right in a small American town, in a small American state. This week, teaching a short course to … Continue reading

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Cheshire: I wouldn’t last a week

There are so many things in the world I could never do. I could be a brain surgeon, but I have poor fine motor skills. I could be an astronaut, but I get motion sick easily. I could be a … Continue reading

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Behind the black curtain

It was a dark and stormy night. Well…it really was just overcast with a little drizzle.  But the plane ride had been a bit bumpy, the road slightly slick from rain – and I was passing behind the black curtain. … Continue reading

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An unexpected conversation

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may [come to] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that … Continue reading

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Empty

The tabernacle is empty. Last night’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper was a beautiful liturgy.  The incense.  Glorious music. Washing of the feet.  Procession and repose. The tabernacle is empty and there is an uneasy aching in my heart, a … Continue reading

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