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).

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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Pope on a Plane

I’ve come to believe the most dangerous place on earth for Pope Francis isn’t on earth at all but more like 30,000 feet above the earth in a jet. No, I’m not afraid the jet will crash or be hijacked.  … Continue reading

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The Adulation of Hypocrisy

Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! – From the classic scene in Casablanca, made in 1942 Twenty years ago – January 17, 1998, news broke on Drudge that then-president Bill Clinton had “relations” with … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Flu

I have the flu. It hurts. I’m saying that not because I’m looking for sympathy. I’m just one of a few million people who have the flu. I mention it to put everyday life in perspective. Most of us have … Continue reading

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Ravioli — The Next Generation

The moment had been creeping up on me for more than a quarter-century, but I didn’t see it coming. Not the time. Not the place. Not the circumstances. I sat in my kitchen, just a couple days past Christmas 2017. … Continue reading

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Resolved to be Unresolved

As the end of 2017 looms, talk turns to the making of resolutions for the new year. In this, I am a non-participant, perhaps even an anti-new-year-resolutionist. My reason for eschewing New Year’s Resolutions is simple; if there is something … Continue reading

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Dangerous Expectations

A priest I’ve known for many years always wishes me a “Blessed” Christmas this time of year.  Never a “Merry” Christmas.  Never a “Happy Christmas.”  And most certainly, never “have a good one.” After he had done this a couple … Continue reading

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Frankenstein vs. the Pope

Frankenstein has been the subject of many movies, some campy classics and some rather awful. Frankenstein with Boris Karloff (1931, is likely THE Frankenstein flick, although there were earlier versions – and a couple dozen later ones. I admit my … Continue reading

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