Francis X. Maier is a senior fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of True Confessions: Voices of Faith from a Life in the Church .

Toward a Confessing Church

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


On the Sermon of an Agnostic

Wednesday, February 14, 2024


Confessions of a Book Hoarder

Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Skin in the Game

Wednesday, January 17, 2024


The New Year: A User’s Guide

Wednesday, January 3, 2024


The Child We Wait For

Wednesday, December 6, 2023


Light in the Darkness

Tuesday, November 21, 2023


Islam and Christian Realism

Wednesday, October 25, 2023


The Work of Remembering

Wednesday, October 11, 2023


The World Beyond Our Window

Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Take the Red Pill

Thursday, September 14, 2023


Leaders, Good and Otherwise

Thursday, August 31, 2023


The Revenge of Unintended Consequences

Thursday, August 17, 2023


Everything Solid Melts into Air

Thursday, July 20, 2023


Hey, Mr. Spaceman

Thursday, July 6, 2023


The Devil, You Say

Thursday, June 22, 2023


Memory and Identity

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


The Appeal of Regime Change

Monday, May 22, 2023


On Crossing the Rubicon

Thursday, April 27, 2023


What We Need Now

Thursday, March 30, 2023


Enough Is Enough

Thursday, March 16, 2023


The Life and Times of ‘La Duchesse’

Tuesday, February 28, 2023


Apocalypse Now

Thursday, February 16, 2023


Remembering an Exceptional Man: Cardinal Francis George

Thursday, February 2, 2023


My Kind of Antichrist

Thursday, January 19, 2023


December Thoughts, Then and Now

Thursday, December 29, 2022


Archbishop Paglia: Financial Reform?

Friday, December 16, 2022


Everything is (not) Broken

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


The Jesuits: What Went Wrong

Thursday, November 10, 2022


‘Tis the Season

Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Thoughts on a Healthy Garden

Tuesday, October 4, 2022


The “National Synthesis” on the Synod

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


The Fine Art of Name-Calling

Monday, September 12, 2022


Our Parallel Polis

Monday, August 29, 2022


The Power of the Powerless

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Strange New World: A Guide

Wednesday, July 27, 2022


Clarifications after ‘Dobbs’

Wednesday, July 13, 2022


Homage to a Good Man

Thursday, June 30, 2022


A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Thursday, June 9, 2022


People Are Decisive

Saturday, May 28, 2022


Dinner with a Long Spoon

Wednesday, May 11, 2022


True Confessions

Thursday, April 28, 2022


70 Bishops Warn of Germany’s “Synodal Path”

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


Our “Land of the Free” Today

Thursday, March 17, 2022


Selling Murder

Saturday, March 5, 2022


Pro Deo et Patria

Monday, February 14, 2022


Ukraine and the Western Conscience

Thursday, January 27, 2022


Memory, History, and Hope

Sunday, January 16, 2022


2022: There’s Good News and Bad News

Saturday, January 1, 2022


The Promise and Peril of Synods

Thursday, December 9, 2021