One of the interesting things Father Dan said yesterday was a comment he made on the three days of darkness. He said that he thought it could mean not a physical darkness (this is not a teaching of the Church, but some saints have prophesied such), but a tearing back of the veil between hell and earth, so that we all can see the spiritual warfare, and, hopefully, repent. The days of darkness would be a vision of the reality of demonic influences on the earth.
But, more importantly than this statement was Father's comment that those who dwell on the negative, on evil, and do not prepare themselves spiritually, these people will fall into either despair or presumption.
Two good points.