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about Dan Halloran

Former seminarian in the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales who took vows, former ordained Presbyterian deacon. Studied comparative religion at Niagara University and the University of Michigan, where I graduated and then worked for thirty years. Moved to Naples, FL, where I have worked for an additional 15 years as a Community Association Manager. Presently without the gift of faith. Frustrated with so much that is being done in the name of religion, but still believe that all is possible through love.

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"Thus we learn that the source of the need for salvation is the stories of both the Old and New Testaments.  A cynic could certainly argue that the ..." read more
"The Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, convened by Emperor Marcian, and held in what is now Kadkoy, Turkey, was known for the Chalcedonian Definition...." read more
"Once again the writers (or commission) begin all deliberations with the salvific value of religions.  If one does not accept the belief that all pe..." read more
"This is a pretty sweeping statement for those supposedly looking at world religions with an open mind. " read more
"Of course, this direction of study ignores or eliminates every world religion which is not Judaeo-Christian in origin." read more
"Obviously, this approach makes a number of assumptions: 1. that mankind is in need of salvation, not direction; 2. that the grace of Christ is the ..." read more
"Since tRUMP was elected primarily by white, male Christians and Catholics, the churches and their hierarchy and clergy must be doing a terrible job..." read more
"Why is this the fundamental question?  Salvation may not be as important in one religion which believes in reincarnation as one which believes in h..." read more
"Prior to evaluating other religions theologically perhaps the Catholic Church should begin with teaching how to treat people of other religions mor..." read more
"No, the religious sense of the world has not disappeared, just that of Christianity.  Simply look at the votes on Brexit and Trump.  Overwhelmingly..." read more
"If taken in convergence with John's words: "God is love and he who abides in love, abides in God and God in him" this passage may connect us all to..." read more
"What a wonderful concept--peace in the Middle East based on a united vision of one same God by Muslims, Jews and Christians.  Unfortunately there a..." read more
"In Eastern Catholic churches, an Eparchy is an administrative area, much like a Diocese is for the Roman church." read more
"Interesting, what with the Church's attitudes to and discrimination against the LGBT community." read more
"As is obvious, the Catholic church in the U.S. does not believe this statement today, as 71% of its members voted for tRUMP in 2016.  Maybe this wa..." read more
"Since 81% of evangelical christians voted for tRUMP, you were in good company.  Soon loving your neighbor will become illegal if your neighbor happ..." read more
"Since 81% of evangelical christians voted for tRUMP, I guess we all now know that bigotry, racism, anti-semitism, misogyny, xenophobia and daily ly..." read more
"Nice video and narration.  Makes a credible case for the possibility of the creator as accounted in Genesis, but that was thousands of years prior ..." read more
"For the Church, this attitude as expressed here is a significantly progressive move.  Three hundred years ago until about 50 years ago the Church w..." read more
"This was the first direct recognition by the Pope of the possible positive outcomes of the "liberation theology" as it was rapidly spreading throug..." read more