@DanHoranOFM -The Horan of Babylon – calls #MarchForLife “repulsive and futile”

Breitbart has a piece which shows the fruits of decades of slack theological training and compromised religious formation.  An LBGT promoting Franciscan, who teaches heaven knows what in the theological Babylon called Chicago Theological Union, has called the March For Life “repulsive and futile”.

The Franciscan, Daniel P. Horan, from now on to be known as the Horan of Babylon.

However, as per Breitbart:

Horan has praised the pro-abortion Women’s March as consistent with Catholic social teaching. The fact that pro-life women and organizations are not welcomed at the event seems not to bother his conscience in the slightest.

Think about this.

He is anti-March for Life.  That means that he has little interest in the aims for which the March was born: defense of human life.  He sidesteps the life issue by super-imposing his own irrelevant, left-wing political views on the March.

He is pro-sodomy.   That means he promotes fruitless, sterile sex which also leads to any number of other problems.

He praises a pro-abortion rally.  That means he supports something that kills the fruit of naturally ordered sexual relations.

A while back at Fishwrap, he denigrated traditional liturgical worship of God together along with John Paul II’s “theology of the body”.

Are you seeing a pattern?

The Horan of Babylon, ladies and gentlemen.

He seems to be failing around for attention.

The moderation queue is ON.

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  1. Pius Admirabilis says:

    The Franciscans, unfortunately, aren’t anymore what they used to be. He is not a singular case. Many Franciscans have abandoned their traditional way of life during, or shortly after Vatican II, and many have laid down their habit. Today, especially Franciscans (along with Dominicans) try to be hip and relevant, which they claim is part of their charisma (as mendicant orders with a history of social activity). Franciscans used to be great confessors, and at some places they still are. The Franciscan convent in my diocese’s capital, with a relatively big church, have quite recently wreckovated their church, and painted it in a “modern” fashion with squibbles and squiggles of random color everywhere. The 8 confessionals are empty and never used. They have a “reconciliation chamber” now. And, needless to say, they are dying old. No new members, and the youngest brother is over 70 years old.

    Regarding this Franciscan, Venerable Brother Daniel, – I would never suggest anything like that, of course! – but wouldn’t it be plausible for him to belong to a certain group that identifies itself with a certain sequence of letters, including L, G, B, and T (and sometimes Q, and other characters)? The clergy has been infiltrated by activist homosexuals – men that are not only warring for a homosexualist agenda, but are themselves (sometimes active) homosexuals, so they fight for what they see as “their people” -, and this to me seems like a typical case of that. But, of course, I would never suggest anything like that.

  2. monstrance says:

    HOB has been given the green light by his local “Shepherd “.
    All of the crazies are coming out of the woodwork.

  3. Sawyer says:

    I’ve heard him give workshops at the LA Religious EduGAYtion Congress. He’s a regular there and quite the conference darling.

    He plays rhetorical sleight of hand and omits crucial aspects from his theological analysis in order to make his points and arguments appear stronger than they are. Those who don’t realize what he’s omitting and deemphasizing, those without theological and catechetical knowledge, are duped.

    That a theological and catechetical charlatan like him is allowed to teach Catholic theology, train catechists, and receives professional accolades is an indication of how depraved some centers of theological formation are.

  4. Ave Maria says:

    He is fairly well known for his anti-Catholic beliefs. He is no son of St. Francis that is for sure.

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Horan of Babylon also considers “fetuses” to be “so-called innocent.” He presided over an animist ritual at the Three Days of Darkness that apologized for, if I recall the video correctly, “sins” against Brother Sun and Sister Moon. He wrote a book titled “Dating God.”

    Horan of Babylon should read the Book of Revelation:

    “Alas! alas! that great city Babylon, that mighty city: for in one hour is thy judgment come.”

    “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

  6. CradleRevert says:

    Perhaps Horan is gunning for a position at the Vatican.

  7. Dismas says:

    I… I have nothing.

    Fr. Horan is nothing new, he offers nothing new, he doesn’t even manage to outrage me in any new way. He’s just another leftist clone. If anything, he’s better than most because he’s at least forthright about his ideology.

  8. Just Some Guy says:

    I believe he is the friar who celebrates Mass at the Three Days of Darkness each year. Readers may recall the horrid theology and liturgical abuses of that Mass..

  9. MrsMacD says:

    He has such an open, honest, sweet,looking face. Like one of my dear sons.
    Galatians 1:8 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.”
    God have mercy on this poor lost soul.

  10. Benedict Joseph says:

    And he not only made it through religious formation, but priestly formation as well, and has a position on a Catholic theological faculty. It didn’t happen over night, and not without a lot of support from superiors and academics.
    Sometimes it appears the root of our vocation crisis regards those who “succeed and persevere.”

  11. Kathleen10 says:

    This man has not been impeded in his terrible teaching. Rome does not step on him and he continues endorsing sin, as does his compadre James Martin SJ. Rome will surely issue a cease and desist if they want to, but since they don’t, there is only one reasonable conclusion and it’s impossible to avoid, Rome agrees with him. They are a scandal and Rome is a scandal as well.

  12. Massachusetts Catholic says:

    Fr. Horan still has not issued an apology for his first take, which constitutes rash judgment in my opinion (and the Catechism):
    Daniel P. Horan, OFM
    ?Verified account @DanHoranOFM
    Jan 21
    How quick some people are to take any small additional detail to a story to justify exoneration of the appalling behavior of young white men. The fact remains that even if a third party provoked, it doesn’t justify their behavior. Imagine if that were a black teen & a white vet.

  13. dlvolk says:

    Bishop John Stowe, already known as an advocate for homosexuality, is similarly hostile to the pro-life movement. Does commitment to the former necessitate hostility to the latter?

    Bishop Stowe is the main speaker at the Notre Dame-sanctioned “LGBTQ…” student retreat, this weekend. “His talk will be integrating sexual orientation and faith from a Scriptural and Biblical perspective.” Is Bishop Stowe going to share the Church’s liberating teaching that we are more than our inclinations? If so, I would expect to hear that this student organization will be morphing into a chapter of Courage.

    Scripture and the Bible are the same thing, no? Does Bishop Stowe understand differently?

  14. LeeGilbert says:

    The following , in its entirety, is from the CTU website:

    Daniel P. Horan, OFM
    Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality
    Co-Editor of New Theology Review
    BA, Theology, St. Bonaventure University
    MA, Systematic Theology, Washington Theological Union
    MDiv, Washington Theological Union
    PhD, Systematic Theology, Boston College

    Fr. Dan is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (New York) and a systematic theologian who researches and teaches in the areas of constructive theology, spirituality, and the medieval Franciscan philosophical and theological tradition.

    In addition to several books, he is the author of more than 120 scholarly and popular articles and book chapters in leading international theological and pastoral publications. He is a regular contributor to the publication Give Us This Day and previously served as a columnist at America magazine. Fr. Dan’s current book projects are tentatively titled, Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Theological Anthropology (Orbis Books), Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad (Liturgical Press), and Not Because of Sin: An Introduction to Supralapsarian Christology (Liturgical Press). He is also editing the correspondence between Thomas Merton and Naomi Burton Stone for publication.

    Fr. Dan has delivered keynote addresses and invited lectures at universities and in dioceses around the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. He regularly presents academic papers at the conferences of the American Academy of Religion; the Catholic Theological Society of America; the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality; the College Theology Society, where he is co-convener of the Spirituality section; and the International Thomas Merton Society, where he previously served three consecutive terms on the ITMS Board of Directors.

    He currently serves on a number of academic boards and committees, including the Board of Trustees of St. Bonaventure University in New York and the Board of Regents of the Franciscan School of Theology in California. Fr. Dan is the recipient of several honors and distinctions, including awards for his writing and an honorary doctorate from Felician University in New Jersey in 2015.

  15. LeeGilbert says:

    Also, from his website, take a look at this speaking schedule:

    2019 Schedule
    Here is the public speaking schedule for Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM

    January 3-5, 2019
    Diocese of Reno | Reno, NV
    Diocese of Reno Annual Conference
    Contact Information: http://renodiocese.org/diocesanconference

    January 18-20, 2019
    San Pedro Retreat Center | Orlando, FL
    Public Retreat
    Contact Information: http://www.sanpedrocenter.org/retreats-programs/?ee=249

    February 19, 2019
    Bellarmine University | Louisville, KY
    13th Annual Thomas Merton Black History Month Lecture
    Contact Information: http://merton.org/Events/#TMBHM

    February 26, 2019
    Purdue University Catholic Campus Ministry | West Lafayette, IN
    Public Lecture
    Contact Information: https://www.boilercatholics.org

    March 13, 2019
    St. Mary’s University of Minnesota | Winona, MN
    Public Lecture
    Contact Information: https://www.smumn.edu

    March 22-24, 2019
    Los Angeles Religious Education Congress | Anaheim, CA
    Friday Liturgy & Workshops (Sat & Sun)
    Contact Information: http://www.recongress.org

    March 29-31, 2019
    Aquinas Institute of Theology | St. Louis, MO
    Contact Information: https://www.ai.edu

    April 12-13, 2019
    Capuchin Franciscan Formation Program | Milwaukee, WI
    Contact Information: Private Event

    April 18-21, 2019
    Poor Clare Monastery | Chesterfield, NJ
    Holy Week Liturgies
    Contact Information: http://poorclaresnewjersey.com

    May 6-7, 2019
    Diocese of Owensboro | Owensboro, KY
    Workshop for Clergy
    Contact Information: Private Event

    May 13-15, 2019
    Society of St. Francis of the Americas | San Francisco, CA
    Keynote Lecture
    Contact Information: Private Event

    May 25—June 2, 2019
    Catholic Theological Union | Israel
    Holy Land Retreat
    Contact Information: https://ctu.edu/event/holy-land-retreat-2019/

    June 6-9, 2019
    Catholic Theological Society of America | Pittsburgh, PA
    Academic Lecture
    Contact Information: https://www.ctsa-online.org

    June 10-12, 2019
    Oblate School of Theology | San Antonio, TX
    Keynote Lectures
    Contact Information: https://ost.edu

    June 27-30, 2019
    International Thomas Merton Society | Santa Clara, CA
    Academic Lecture
    Contact Information: http://merton.org/ITMS/

    July 20, 2019
    FrancisCorps | Syracuse, NY
    Keynote Address
    Contact Information: https://www.franciscorps.org

    July 30—August 9, 2019
    Various Events | Australia
    Contact Information: TBA

    September 20-22, 2019
    Fairfield University | Fairfield, Conn.
    Academic Lecture
    Contact Information: Private Event

    October 11-13, 2019
    Mission San Jose | San Antonio, TX
    Public Lecture
    Contact Information: https://missionsanjosechurch.org

    October 19, 2019
    The Meditatio Centre | London, UK
    Invited Lecture
    Contact Information: http://www.meditatio.co.uk

    October 24, 2019
    Religious Formation Conference | Louisville, KY
    Contact Information: https://www.relforcon.org

    November 8-10, 2019
    Bon Secours Spiritual Center | Marriottsville, MD
    Public Retreat
    Contact Information: http://rccbonsecours.com

    November 15-17, 2019
    Our Lady of Lourdes Church | Utica, NY
    Parish Mission
    Contact Information: http://www.ourladyoflourdesutica.org

  16. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    Perhaps it is uncharitable, but after the last 6 months of the sex abuse crisis so clearly revealing the sodomitical basis for the abuse, and, as importantly, its abetting and cover-up by other non-pedoprast sodomites, I pretty much assume that any cleric who publically supports sodomy is themself a flagrant unrepentant sodomite.

  17. dlvolk says:

    Wow! He stays busy, doesn’t he! Thank you for sharing. At least one of those organizations will be hearing from me.

  18. Ellen says:

    Oh my!! He is scheduled for my diocese, May 6-7. I am going to have to pray and fast those days.

  19. cengime says:

    Let’s not be too quick to judge Professor Horan harshly. After all, he not only criticises traditionalism, he offers his own positive vision for the Church! Watch his Eucharistic Liturgy for the Care of the Earth, then judge him harshly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi5H8hnOh_g&t=24m23s

  20. Ms. M-S says:

    I’m going to suppress the first things I’m tempted (in this case le mot juste) to say here. The one effective thing those of us at the lower levels of the laity of the Church can do is to pray for this strayed priest and all the other members of his coven daily. I love the prayer for priests of St. Therese that Fr. Z has appended to the morning offerings. And, of course, pray that those at the higher levels of the Church do what they should long ago have been doing.

  21. veritas vincit says:

    It’s worth pointing out there are many orders within the Franciscan tradition. For example, the Third Order Regular Franciscans run one of the best, and one of the most faithful, (and very pro-life) Catholic universities: Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.
    I was a member of a TOR run parish in the Arlington diocese for a number of years, and they were likewise orthodox, and reasonably traditional NO parish.
    Then there is the late Fr. Benedict Groschel’s order, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. (I daresay that if any friar in that order said what Fr. Horan said, Fr. Benedict would haunt that poor soul like Samuel did to Saul at the witch of Endor).
    I surely hope and pray that the Horan is not representative of the OFMs, the original order of St. Francis.

  22. bibi1003 says:

    Hi dlvolk,

    I’m in the Diocese of Lexington. I’ve searched the diocesan website to see if Bishop Stowe has ever attended any March for Life anywhere. I couldn’t find anything.

    I just called the diocese and spoke to a very nice lady in the Chancellor’s office. I told her that I was concerned that Bishop Stowe may not speak Catholic teaching to the students at the LGBT event at Notre Dame. She assured me that he would. I asked if they would put transcripts of his speeches on their website. She said “We don’t have that.” I said that surely he has written notes that could be published. Again, she said that they don’t have that; they don’t have a way of getting that. (Whaaat???) She said maybe Notre Dame has that–check with them. Then I asked whether or not the Bishop supports Courage, the Church-approved ministry for LGBT people. She say she didn’t know.

  23. Fr_Sotelo says:

    He’s part of the “New Prolife Movement” which sets itself up, as morally superior to the “Old Prolife Movement.” The Newsies claim the Oldies care only about “embryos and fetuses” while saying that the Newsies are “pro the whole life” of humans.

    It’s all a cliché of the 80’s, when similar people said prolifers were just Reaganites who used babies to support right wing politics. Now, the same canard is circulating that the Oldie prolifers have “weaponized” preborn children to support “Trumpism.” It’s shameful that the only thing which is weaponized here is the good name of St. Francis!

  24. Clinton says:

    It is interesting to reflect on the fact that this Franciscan prospers and spreads his
    dubious “theology” with the support of many higher up in the ecclesial pecking order.
    Meanwhile, Rome continues its demolition of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate–
    apparently for being a bit too enthusiastically traditional.

    It’s an upside-down world, these days.

  25. Luminis says:

    That was really something else, especially the weird liturgical dancing. That’s just really really weird.

  26. dlvolk says:

    I appreciate you calling the Chancery. I was told that Mike Allen runs a Courage ministry in our diocese, but the Courage website does not list any chapter here. However, the pro-homosexualist organization, Fortunate Families, based in Lexington, is supported by Bishop Stowe, with him identified as ‘Ecclesial Advisor.’ This organization states that it wants to change Church teaching on homosexuality. Fortunate Families’ was denied participation in the 2015 World Meeting of Families, in Philadelphia.

    Bishop Stowe has responded to one of my emails, before he spoke to New Ways Ministry, two years ago. He used Pope Francis’ ‘going to the peripheries’ explanation to justify his speaking to this organization’s conference. Cardinal George, as president of the USCCB, said New Ways Ministry was not Catholic, and demanded Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Fr. Robert Nugent to end their involvement. Sr. Gramick has not complied, and their in photos of Bishop Stowe speaking is Sr. Gramick behind him.

    So, Bishop Stowe is actively involved with individuals who are disobedient, and heterodox organizations. How can he claim to be sharing the Church’s teaching; it defies logic that he would be invited to speak and advise organizations which publicly advocate against that the clear Catholic teaching.

  27. dlvolk says:

    I am told that the Lexington diocese does have a Courage chapter, though it is rather informal, and not meeting regularly. A priest does meet with persons seeking counsel. An EnCourage group does meet monthly.

  28. dlvolk says:

    He is scheduled to speak at a Capuchin formation event. And Bishop Stowe is an OFM Conv. I am sure all branches of Franciscans are under pressure.

  29. Ben Kenobi says:

    “He’s part of the “New Prolife Movement” which sets itself up, as morally superior to the “Old Prolife Movement.” The Newsies claim the Oldies care only about “embryos and fetuses” while saying that the Newsies are “pro the whole life” of humans. ”

    Good to know. I have worked with some of these people. Some claim to be former PP workers, but I am uncertain as to whether they have ever *stopped* working for PP. Thanks for the heads up. Originally I was going to simply brush this off, but this is excellent intel. Merci, Fr. Sotelo.

  30. Arthur McGowan says:

    Horan long ago demonstrated what his message is:

    “Seamless Garment”=”Vote for pro-abortion Democrats.”

    “Consistent Ethic of Life”=”Vote for pro-abortion Democrats.”

    “New Pro-life Movement”=”Vote for Pro-abortion Democrats.”

    “Truly” pro-life=”Vote for pro-abortion Democrats.”

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