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Week of May 1, 2006
Turn to your Church for answers – Fair
Action can result in good thinking
By GLEN ARGAN
Catholics facing a morally difficult or major decision have plenty of places to turn for help, says the head of communications for the Legion of Christ.
Jim Fair says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, spiritual directors and the clergy can all help one make a good decision.
"There's nothing to say that if you have a big business decision to make, you can't discuss it with a priest."
Fair was speaking in response to questions following an April 19 talk to the St. Peter Speaks group of local business and community leaders.
"The thing that scares me when I look in the mirror is 'Will I always have the courage to make the right decision (in a difficult moral situation)?'"
He urged those making major decisions to look a couple years down the road and ponder what decision they would like to look back on having made.
"A lot of times in our daily decision-making that's a useful thing to do."
The right thing
Corporations often make decisions to support charities or environmental efforts because they want to be seen doing the right thing, he noted.
But sometimes making the right decision for the wrong reason can be a start in a positive direction, Fair said. "We don't always think our way into good decisions, but sometimes we act our way into good thinking."