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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. He entered the Order of Friars Minor in 2005, made his first profession of vows in 2007 and was ordained a priest in 2012. During his studies as a friar, he earned an M.A. degree in systematic theology in 2010 and a Master of Divinity  (M.Div.) degree in 2012, both from the Washington Theological Union. Fr. Dan has previously taught in the department of religious studies at Siena College (2010-2011) and has been a visiting professor in the department of theology at St. Bonaventure University during the summer session (2012). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society.

The author of many scholarly and popular articles, Fr. Dan received a 2011 Catholic Press Association first-place award for his writing on spirituality. He is the author of several books, including: Postmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus (2014), The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014), Postmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus (2014), The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering (2013), Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis (2012) and Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith: Exploring Franciscan Spirituality and Theology in the Modern World (2012). In addition to his column in America, Fr. Dan is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day (Liturgical Press) and The Huffington Post. To learn more about his writing and speaking engagements, visit his website: DanHoran.com. He blogs at DatingGod.org and you can also find him on Facebook and Twitter (@DanHoranOFM)

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It isn’t too late to reclaim liturgical language that is more prayerful, understandable and theologically sound.
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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
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Being a saint isn’t being without sin.
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All the baptized, whatever their particular state of life, are nevertheless running the same course of Christian discipleship.
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This recognition of the importance of context can and should be extended to other areas in the life of the church.
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It is not enough for white people merely to acknowledge the reality of white privilege, but it is the necessary starting point.
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As the Gospels remind us and experience confirms, fear is the enemy of Christian discipleship.
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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.
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The catalog of official saints provides a rich diversity of Christian guides.
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Those who profess a faith other than Christianity, or no faith at all, should always be welcome