In recent weeks I’ve found myself engrossed with the powerful writings of the Christian martyr and prophet Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador. His writings are especially poignant in the face of fearful and troubling times, not the least of which because of his own personal journey of Christian conversion that led to his speaking […]
From a candidate who campaigned on wanting to make “America great again,” we’ve seen little in the first two weeks of his administration to suggest anything other than what many suspected in President Trump’s election slogan: a not-so-subtle nod to an era in which things were hardly ‘great’ for anyone other than a propertied, white, straight, male, […]
Communication is a lot more than words. And if prayer is communication with God, then it must be more than the act of speaking (or thinking). We communicate with, those we love, with those with whom we are in relationship, in a variety of ways. Through both verbal and nonverbal communication we make our needs […]
I have loved the work of the great composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim for years. This is in large part thanks to my college roommate and best friend Andrew who, in addition to also studying theology, had two minors: accounting and theatre. The latter field of study was a passion of his and it was over the […]
This post was originally published at DatingGod.org on January 10, 2011, and is reprinted here on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Tucson Shootings. In the beginning of this weekend was a word. And this word was not of God and this word was not God. This word was legion, not singular, and it […]
Well today marks the first anniversary of the public launch of DatingGod.org! It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by already. As I look back over the year and reflect on what this project has meant for me, I recognize the shift in attitude that began with hesitancy and ambivalence at the idea of […]
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement drawing attention to an excellent letter drawing much-needed attention to one of the most pressing moral issues in our day: the plight of poverty in the United States, the rate of which continues to rise. The text of the press release is as follows, […]
This reflection is now available in Daniel P. Horan, OFM’s book Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century: Selected Reflections from the Dating God Blog and Other Essays, Volume One (Koinonia Press, 2013).