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).

Time for Love

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Washington hosted a parade last Saturday.  Billed as something positive for women, it was a sophomoric and often crude affair:  profanity, blasphemy, … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

Today is inauguration day.  The United States gets a new President.  This makes 45 new Presidents in our history. We get a new President every four or eight years – unless something terrible happens.  Thanks be to God, that doesn’t happen … Continue reading

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Hope and change and making American great again

In a few days, Donald Trump will take the oath of office and become the 45th president of the United States.  Expect parades, demonstrations, parties and protests. Not everyone in America is on the same page. To some, this change … Continue reading

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Food from the ends of the earth

One of the many blessings I receive by working for a Roman Catholic organization is that I visit Rome occasionally. I’ve been there more than a dozen times.  I mention this not to suggest I’m important, but to establish my … Continue reading

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Welcome the Christmas visitors

All of us “practicing” Catholics witness the appearance of visitors at Christmas Mass. Some are visiting family and friends.  Some are semi-practicing Catholics who get into the Christmas spirit and decide to see what is happening.  Perhaps some are people … Continue reading

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Prayers of pure purpose

I am confirming a rumor you likely have heard for many years.  You won’t be disappointed. Young men studying at the Legion’s seminaries, discerning a call to the priesthood, spend a good deal of time in prayer.  If a man … Continue reading

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When live starts early

It isn’t often that I pry myself from bed at 2:45 a.m.  At that hour, I want to be sleeping, dreaming pleasant dreams of, perhaps, catching a 10-pound bass or the Blackhawks bring home the Stanley Cup (again). I have … Continue reading

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Thank you, fathers

Two of the men who had the most influence on my life were part of what many call “The Greatest Generation.” The attack on Pearl Harbor changed their live in ways most people today can barely imagine.  Shortly after the … Continue reading

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College flag games

Hampshire College is probably a lovely little place for the intellectual manipulation of young minds.  They have a fancy website and their location in Amherst, Ma looks quite attractive. However, these days they don’t have an American flag – or … Continue reading

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Save French television

“Dear Future Mom” is among the most powerful little videos ever produced. Fifteen young people with Down syndrome give a message of joy and hope in several languages.  The simply goal is to assure women expecting a baby with Down … Continue reading

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