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Jim Blackburn is a Catholic Answers staff apologist. A cradle Catholic born and raised in southern Illinois, he is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He had studied Catholicism and other faiths for many years as an amateur apologist before going on the 2003 Catholic Answers apologetics cruise. After the cruise, he left his career of nearly 20 years in the mortgage industry to become a full-time apologist.
In addition to supervising the Q&A department at Catholic Answers, Jim is a speaker on the Catholic Answers Speakers Bureau, a columnist for Catholic Answers Magazine, a regular guest on the global radio program Catholic Answers LIVE, and the author of 101 Quick Questions with Catholic Answers: Marriage, Divorce, and Annulment.
Jim is an accomplished musician and he enjoys birding in his spare time. He lives in Laguna Hills, California with his wife, Kelly, and their triplets.
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