Episode Summary

Featuring: Francis Maier

There has been a lot of criticism of the Catholic Church in the United States, but few critics of the Church have taken the time to really talk with her people. This book, by Francis X. Maier, fills that vacuum, as you talked with 103 bishops, priests, deacons and lay people from every walk of life. 

In this episode we’ll be talking about the book with Mr. Maier, finding out what we can learn about the church as well as today’s Catholic educational experience.

As a Senior Fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, Mr. Maier’s work focuses on the intersection of Christian faith, culture, and public life, with special attention to lay formation and action.He 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.