“Understanding Young Adults after the Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM
Fr.Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of 12 books and numerous scholarly articles and co-editor of the academic journal New Theology Review. He received his PhD in theology from Boston College, MDiv and MA from the Washington Theological Union (DC), and a BA from St. Bonaventure University. In addition to several other recognitions, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University (New Jersey) in 2015.
He also co-authored an article highlighting some of the differences in Millennial religious affectivity, including later marriages and decline in institutional affiliation and participation. He recently gave a lecture to the Association of Theological Schools in which he shared that the next generation (so-called “Generation Z”), which are the kids currently in High School and starting college, reflect different trends that suggest a possible pendulum swing back to more religious affiliation.