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).

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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In a pig’s eye

Really smart scientists at a couple big research universities are mixing people and pigs. I have no doubt that their intentions are laudable.  They want to save lives.  They want to make the world a better place. Read all about … Continue reading

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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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