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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But who or what do you say creation is? It's us too.

Faith Seeking Understanding: With this past Sunday's Gospel, I found myself reflecting on the question Jesus poses to his disciples about his own identity. I imagined what God might ask us about our own identity and that of the rest of creation.


Recent transphobic statements from bishops make truth claims without facts

Faith Seeking Understanding: What is starkly missing from these bishops' statements and similar transphobic remarks by church leaders in recent years is any encounter with transgender persons themselves.


What will it take to accept the truth about global climate change?

Faith Seeking Understanding: Whatever the cause of some peoples' refusal to accept the truth, persisting down the path of inaction, the new climate report offers those with "eyes to see and ears to hear" a grim reality check.


Four Franciscan practices to help us 'see differently'

Faith Seeking Understanding: In their book Seeing Differently, three Anglican Franciscans return to the roots of the spiritual tradition of St. Francis to recover a vision of creation that is grounded in the Gospel.