Franciscan Fr. Daniel P. Horan is the director of the Center for Spirituality and professor of philosophy, religious studies and theology at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. His most recent books are A White Catholic's Guide to Racism and Privilege and The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey Through Lent. Follow him on Twitter: @DanHoranOFM.

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Church's anti-LGBTQ policies drive people away — and the policies are sinful, too

On a pragmatic level, the church should be concerned about how discrimination against LGBTQ folks has young people walking away, but such discrimination is also inherently sinful, argues Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan.


Threatening all creation, nuclear weapons are a climate justice issue, too

During this Season of Creation, columnist Fr. Daniel Horan reminds us of the frightening short- and long-term consequences of nuclear war on the environment.


What Thomas Merton tells us about the Gospel's logic vs. our society's

Fr. Daniel Horan: Too often, the gospel that is preached by Christians in word and deed is not that of Jesus Christ, but of power, influence, politics, control and fear.


Lessons from watching the Jan. 6 committee while traveling abroad

Fr. Daniel Horan: Over the years, my perspective on the U.S. has shifted when I'm abroad and able to look at America from afar — most recently in South Africa as the Jan. 6 hearings were held back home.