Using Archbishop Charles J. Chaput's thought in his book Render Unto Caesar as grounding, this talk looks into the work of Jesuit scholar John Courtney Murray on the relationship of Church and state, religious liberty and the role of faith in American political life; and forward to some of the radically new challenges facing Catholics in the decades ahead. Link to Works By Fr. John Courtney Murray, S.J.


BIO: Mr. 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.