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

For more information visit DanHoran.com and follow him on Twitter @DanHoranOFM.

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