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Mr. Francis X. Maier

Wrong Francis X. Maier?

Senior Adviser and Special Assist...

Archdiocese of Philadelphia
222 North 17Th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
United States

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Employment History

Education

  • B.A. , Communications
    University of Notre Dame
  • M.F.A. , Film and Television Production
    School of Arts
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AICT Lectures | ThomasCenter.org
www.thomascenter.org, 19 June 2013 [cached]
BIO: Francis X. Maier has served as chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver and special assistant to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput since 1997. His...
Document 'Nostra Aetate' ushered in new age in Catholic-Jewish relations
www.satodayscatholic.com, 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 "The new covenant which the church claims for herself in no way means the Jewish people are discarded or superseded," said Maier.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.
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Maier concluded by telling listeners, "One thing that can't happen is going back to the way it was in 1850 or 1650.
Reflections
www.richardsipe.com, 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.
BIO: Francis X. Maier has ...
www.thomascenter.org, 18 Mar 2013 [cached]
BIO: Francis X. Maier has served as chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver and special assistant to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput since 1997. His prior work includes service as archdiocesan secretary for communications, 1993-97, under then-Archbishop J. Francis Stafford; editor in chief of the National Catholic Register, 1978-93; screenwriter and story analyst for Warner Brothers, United Artists and various independent film producers; and staff writer for various affiliates of National Review magazine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Sunday magazine, Christian Science Monitor, America, Commonweal, l'Osservatore Romano, National Catholic Reporter, The American Spectator, National Review, On the Square/First Things, and various other secular and religious publications. A graduate of the the University of Notre Dame and New York University, he is a former Fellow of the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies.
Apologetics
www.maranathacatholicbks.net [cached]
- Francis X. Maier, Editor, National Catholic Register "An apologetical work which is orthodox in content, appealing in approach, and covers all the fundamental bases of Christianity. Ideal for Catholic high school or college, RCIA, or simply as a refresher.
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