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).

I’m against it

It is the season of local elections in my quiet Chicago suburb.  In a few days, we’ll be voting for board members for an elementary school district, high school district, junior college, park district and library board.  There are others, … Continue reading

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THAT was a convention!

Here are the top 10 reasons I really enjoyed the Regnum Christi Convention this past weekend. In involved more than 300 close friends, some old and some new. It was held at Mundelein Seminary, which is historic, scenic, peaceful, welcoming … Continue reading

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Reporter at the limit

Until a few days ago, I had never heard of a CNN program called “Believer – with Reza Aslan.”  But a headline about the show was so startling that I read the article and did a little research. The headline:  … Continue reading

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What is truth?

Pilate asked the question.  Christ was the answer.  He still is.  And as it has been for more than 2000 years, some find the answer and many do not. In daily life, I have always believed that truth was a … Continue reading

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Role Models

Among the many emails I receive each day is a news digest from lifenews.com.  I don’t read all the articles, but skim the headlines and click on the ones that pique my interest. A couple days ago, each of the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial ashes

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, a time of penance leading up to Easter. Catholics go to Mass, then have ashes placed on their foreheads.  The Priest applying the ashes says, “Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust … Continue reading

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Basic needs and self-fulfillment

Common sense means living in the world as it is today; but creative people are people who don’t want the world as it is today but want to make another world. – Abraham Maslow  I’ve been thinking about Abraham Maslow … Continue reading

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Courting common sense

I doubt Barronelle Stutzman ever expected she would be appealing a case to the US Supreme Court. Barronelle isn’t a terrorist, political activist or criminal.  She is a Christian and a florist. In Richland, Washington. When I picture a Christian/florist, … Continue reading

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Music versus music

The Catholic Church inspires some of the world’s most beautiful music. The Catholic Church inspires some of the world’s most banal music. Yes, both of these statements are true.  And when I go to an unfamiliar parish, I never know … Continue reading

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Beyond gone to the dogs

Traditional culture has encountered a few shocks in recent times. First, we’ve had a huge debate over who can use which toilets.  When I grew up it was simple; girls used the girl’s toilet and boys used the boy’s toilet.  … Continue reading

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