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).

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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Easy Love/Tough Love

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You … Continue reading

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Time to Renew

I have had the experience a few times.  It happens during Mass and it makes me squirm.  I might even sneak a look around to find out if people are looking at me.  And I’m willing to bet I’m now … Continue reading

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Days of Disaster

  Devastating hurricanes hit the Caribbean and Southern United States.  Terrifying earthquakes strike Mexico.  For reasons unknown, a man rains terror on a concert crowd in Las Vegas, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. What an awful summer, filled with despair … Continue reading

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A different flavor of PDB

The President of the United States gets many perks.  Living in the White House.  Smart folks to help.  Air Force One.  Camp David. And he also has each morning should he wish it, the opportunity to review the President’s Daily … Continue reading

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Don’t exaggerate death

The report of my death was an exaggeration. – Mark Twain I hope never to read my own obituary.  On the one hand, if it were accurate, I would be dead.  On the other hand, if it were inaccurate I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Plays Hurt

If you have been watching the news the past day, you know that Pope Francis bumped his head. That’s right.  It was the last day of his apostolic journey to Colombia.  He was riding along in his Popemobile, smiling, waving … Continue reading

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I don’t want to lose my head

I learned a new word last week:  cephalophore.  Actually, it is an old word, so it is more accurate to say I learned a word that other people learned long ago.  An old word was new to me. The word … Continue reading

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The most awful, disgusting, ignorant, repulsive pro-abortion justification ever

I suppose the headline above gives a hint of my feelings on the topic for discussion in this little blog.  I’m in good company, because Bishop Robert Barron Tweeted this reaction: That is perhaps the stupidest argument ever made in … Continue reading

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Follow Pope Francis on Twitter

“I get most of my news from Twitter.” No, not me – someone I was listening to on a podcast…someone highly educated, articulate, respected.  Perhaps someone who isn’t the world’s deepest thinker or has an attention span of only 140 … Continue reading

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