By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia - Light is a common spiritual theme in Christian theology. In Genesis God’s first words at creation were, “‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good” (Genesis 1:3-4). Jesus even went so far as to identify himself with light, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
By Gretchen Filz, The Catholic Company - St. Don Bosco is also known for his many prophetic dreams which you can read about here. His most famous dream regards future troubles for the Church and is known as the Prophecy of the Two Columns. In his words, here is the dream: “Try to picture yourselves with me on the seashore, or, better still, on an outlying cliff with no other land in sight. The vast expanse of water is covered with a formidable array of ships in battle formation
By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing - When Christ is no longer at the center, dedication to the liberal arts soon fades; when disputes over the “core curriculum” or “general education” requirements arise, support for the liberal arts generally parallels support for the Catholic character of the institution. Liberal progressivism, as it turns out, is not a big supporter of the liberal arts.
Doug Mainwaring, Journalist for LifeSiteNews - The Pope Emeritus prefaced his warning, saying, “The Church stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination.”