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).

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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Genetic modification – or mutilation?

Genetic modification is nothing new.  Some might call it miraculous. The practice started a few thousand years before the birth of Christ.  If a farmer grew corn, he would plant seeds from the hardiest plants that produce the most.  If … Continue reading

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The Message of the Day

Have I got a deal for you! You can get a daily video message from Pope Francis to inform and inspire you.  It comes in English, Spanish or Portuguese.  I promise it will be professionally produced, high quality and last … Continue reading

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Beyond Charlie

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD. – Job 1:21 I have of late thought much of death.  … Continue reading

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The Benedict Option and Regnum Christi?

The Benedict Option, by Rod Dreher, is generating a good deal of discussion among serious Catholics, including Regnum Christi members.  It is highly thought provoking and worth reading. Reviews range from those finding much to agree with and others who … Continue reading

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Free Religion yields Free Society

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. – First Amendment Our bishops are clear: If religious liberty is not respected, all people suffer … Continue reading

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