Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan Friar of Holy Name Province, assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and author of numerous articles and 12 books, including The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration on His Life, Thought, and Writing (Ave Maria Press, 2014) and Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad (Liturgical Press, 2019). His next book is Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (Orbis Books) due out fall 2019. He is also co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.
Daniel P. Horan
The ongoing presence and action of the Holy Spirit should be the founding principle of how we think of the church. But the actions of many church leaders suggest instead an attitude of "it's all up to me."
Faith Seeking Understanding: The Franciscan story has a clear exhortation from Christ to "repair" or "rebuild" the church. What if we are meant to take that literally?
Faith Seeking Understanding: While "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism" states that some have called racism in the United States our country's original sin, the bishops neglect to name the sinner.
Faith Seeking Understanding: The bishops have signaled to their fellow Filipinos that now they are willing to move from the safety of silence into the spotlight of Duterte's fury.