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).

Humungous Mother of all

Pope Francis got lots of media attention (a common event) this week when he expressed shame at the American reference to dropping the “mother of all bombs” on some nasty people in Afghanistan. The bomb’s official name is GBU-43 Massive … Continue reading

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Small town global

I’ve been hearing for years that the world is getting smaller, that we live in a global community.  And it is true, right in a small American town, in a small American state. This week, teaching a short course to … Continue reading

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Cheshire: I wouldn’t last a week

There are so many things in the world I could never do. I could be a brain surgeon, but I have poor fine motor skills. I could be an astronaut, but I get motion sick easily. I could be a … Continue reading

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Behind the black curtain

It was a dark and stormy night. Well…it really was just overcast with a little drizzle.  But the plane ride had been a bit bumpy, the road slightly slick from rain – and I was passing behind the black curtain. … Continue reading

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An unexpected conversation

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may [come to] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that … Continue reading

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Empty

The tabernacle is empty. Last night’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper was a beautiful liturgy.  The incense.  Glorious music. Washing of the feet.  Procession and repose. The tabernacle is empty and there is an uneasy aching in my heart, a … Continue reading

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Christian courage

And you shall be hated by all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.  – Matthew 10:22 Blessed are you when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak … Continue reading

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This is about losers, of which I most certainly am one

NCAA March Madness. One team wins and the rest lose their final game of the year 20,000 runners start the Chicago Marathon Only one crosses the finish line first, leaving 19,999 losers. Some don’t even finish the race 50 women … Continue reading

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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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