Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M. is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (New York) and is currently a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at Boston College. Fr. Dan studied at St. Bonaventure University where he earned a B.A. (Honors) degree in theology and journalism

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Politics & Society Of Other Things
November 17, 2016
The last year has been a difficult one indeed, particularly for those who are in any way concerned about political life in the United States. As I write this column, the election has not yet taken place, though we are close to Election Day and early voting is already underway in many parts of the co
St. Francis in prayer, painted by Caravaggio (Public Domain image)
Of Other Things
September 22, 2016
Being a saint isn’t being without sin.
Of Other Things
August 04, 2016
All the baptized, whatever their particular state of life, are nevertheless running the same course of Christian discipleship.
Of Other Things
May 04, 2016
This recognition of the importance of context can and should be extended to other areas in the life of the church.
Of Other Things
March 03, 2016
It is not enough for white people merely to acknowledge the reality of white privilege, but it is the necessary starting point.
Of Other Things
December 22, 2015
As the Gospels remind us and experience confirms, fear is the enemy of Christian discipleship.
Of Other Things
October 21, 2015
That Pope Francis would elect to simply have lunch with just the supporting cast, without any “important” people, reflects the unusual priorities of this bishop of Rome.
Of Other Things
September 02, 2015
The catalog of official saints provides a rich diversity of Christian guides.
In All Things
August 18, 2015
Those who profess a faith other than Christianity, or no faith at all, should always be welcome
CALL TO ACTION. Journalists attend a news conference for the presentation of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” at the Vatican on June 18, 2015.
July 08, 2015
Looking back at a life-giving encyclical on The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation