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Mr. Francis X. Maier

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Senior Adviser and Special Assist...

Phone: (215) ***-****  
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia
222 North 17Th Street
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19103
United States

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  • B.A. , Communications
    University of Notre Dame
  • M.F.A. , Film and Television Production
    School of Arts
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People | Collegium Institute, 17 Aug 2015 [cached]
Francis X. Maier, Trustee. Mr. Maier serves as senior advisor and special assistant to the Archbishop of Philadelphia, Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Before coming to Philadelphia, Mr. Maier was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver. He began his career in screenwriting and journalism, serving as editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register and as a story analyst and screenwriter for United Artists, Warner Bros., and various independent producers and agencies.
Document 'Nostra Aetate' ushered in new age in Catholic-Jewish relations, 22 Oct 2010 [cached]
Fran Maier, director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the Archdiocese of Denver, presented an address urging dialogue to ensure that Catholics and Jews help reduce prejudices and anti-Semitism and lead to greater mutual understanding. "What Nostra Aetate says in general stresses the fact that all humanity lives in one community and has a common origin and destiny in God and all men share a common dignity as his creation," he said. "The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and good in other religions and Catholics are called to begin discussion and collaboration with other faiths."
Maier continued, "It (Nostra Aetate) encourages us to build on the common spiritual heritage that we find in the patriarchs and the prophets in order to build mutual understanding and appreciation through scholarly research and gatherings and friendly discussions. He emphasized that the Jews have a covenant with God that has never been rejected or abrogated. "The new covenant which the church claims for herself in no way means the Jewish people are discarded or superseded," said Maier. "All forms of persecution against the Jewish people whenever and wherever they happen are to be deplored."
The director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the Denver Archdiocese cautioned that there is a tremendous need for patience and persistence in dialogue between Catholics and Jews, as well as an outlook for modest expectations. "A commitment to truth on both sides is very important. Jews have to be true to their faith and speak the truth when they're dealing in dialogue, with respect and affection. Truth always does serve dialogue," Maier said.
He highlighted that the Vatican II document calls for increased dialogue among all world religions. "Nostra Aetate has 650 words dealing with the Jewish people in a document of 2,000 words. The full text of the Vatican II documents contains 420,000 words, and 2,000 of them deal with Nostra Aetate. Those are 2,000 words and 650 words that should lead the church in a way that 400,000 words didn't."
Maier, who has also served as an editor in the Catholic press, explained to the 50 luncheon attendees that the Catholic Church is going through a wholesale evaluation of her identity and mission in the world. "One of the things I would hope the Jewish communities understand is that we are not going to go back to the way we were. This change is permanent and fundamental," he said.
Maier concluded by telling listeners, "One thing that can't happen is going back to the way it was in 1850 or 1650.
National Catholic Register, 20 Sept 2001 [cached]
Gerardine Frawley: Remembering a Great Catholic Publisher by Francis X. MaierNational Catholic Register
Francis X. Maier is chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver and special assistant to Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.He served as editor of the Register, 1979-93,and editor in chief of Twin Circle Publishing, 1991-93.
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Reflections, 22 July 2006 [cached]
Not too long ago Francis Maier, the chancellor of the Denver Archdiocese, wrote an article, more accurately a diatribe, in a magazine called Crisis. In it he accused the victims' attorneys' of conducting a "rip off" of the institutional Church, based on his erroneous impression that the attorneys are behind the attempts to change the legislation in several States. I met Fran Maier years ago and I recall him as a decent enough fellow. However in this case he is obviously totally misguided by his archbishop, Chaput of Denver. While he and the bishops criticize the victims' attorneys, they fail to either understand or accept the fact that historically the lawyers have been what the bishops refused to be for the victims and their families. I won't go into Maier's article in detail but will say that if his conclusions represent the thinking of his boss, then neither he nor the archbishop have the slightest idea of the full scope of the clergy abuse problem.
JTA NEWS, 2 Mar 2004 [cached]
When Fran Maier, interfaith officer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver and chancellor and special assistant to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, was told of the sign, Maier said he found it "very disturbing."
"This is of great concern to us," said Maier."A sign like the one you describe would be really offensive to Catholics."
"Although this does not change our view of the movie, we are emphatic in our support of the Jewish community.Blaming the Jews for the execution of Jesus is a blasphemy, wrong, and un-Christian," he said.
Maier, who has seen "The Passion" twice, said that only a minority of Christians might react negatively toward Jews because of the film, which he does not think is anti-Semitic.
Maier said than when he watched the film he saw "none of the things that would encourage any reasonable person to have any resentment against the Jewish people.
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