Francis X. Maier

Francis X. Maier

Senior Fellow


Francis X. Maier is a senior fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. Maier’s work focuses on the intersection of Christian faith, culture, and public life, with special attention to lay formation and action.

Mr. Maier served as senior adviser and special assistant to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., for 23 years in Denver and Philadelphia. He previously served as editor in chief of the National Catholic Register, and as a story analyst and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and New York University’s School of the Arts, he is a former fellow of the American Film Institute’s Conservatory for Advanced Film Studies. He is a cofounding board member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and a board member of the Napa Institute.

His bylined work has appeared in First Things, National Review, The American Spectator, Crisis, This World, America, Commonweal, the New York Times Sunday magazine, Christian Science Monitor, and other national and foreign outlets.

All Conflict, All the Time

Published in The Catholic Thing on June 3, 2020

Redeemer of Man

Published in The Catholic Thing on May 6, 2020

The Triduum and Easter Joy

Published in Public Discourse on April 9, 2020

Justinian’s Flea, Redux

Published in The Catholic Thing on April 1, 2020

Always the Era of the Saints

Published in First Things on March 19, 2020

To Make All Things New

Published in The Catholic Thing on March 4, 2020

Thoughts on the Lay Vocation

Published in The Catholic Thing on February 5, 2020

Salvation Is From the Jews

Published in The Catholic Thing on January 8, 2020

Prosperity Breeds Idiots

Published in First Things on September 3. 2019