I want to add, too, that I have seen several people here and elsewhere that mock and poo-poo end times discussion. Based on the words of the Bible–the unerring inspired Word of God–we will be sent signs, we are to look for those signs and remain watchful. I have never seen so many disconcerting things occurring nor have I ever seen so much discussion about the end emanating from Catholics. Protestant denominations? Yes. Catholics? No.
Ostensibly faithful people like to cite the bit about nobody knowing the hour and how Christ will come like a thief in the night when it’s least expected, when things are seemingly going well. Folks, God has never unleashed a major chastisement out of nowhere in order to catch people sleeping. God is desirous of souls joining Him in Heaven. God is not an FBI agent setting up a sting! The bit about when people least expect it may be intended to signal a time when most of the few faithful and their priests have become complacement and worldly; when God is being ignored due to the worldliness of the faithful and the disbelief of so many others. So, truly, the many who are not expecting anything to happen MAY be fulfilling prophecy inadvertently by promoting a “when we least expect it it will happen. It seems like it should happen now but we would be expecting it so it won’t.”. Perhaps this is the exact attitude to which the thief in the night words apply.
A year ago, I would have laughed myself out of the room but this stuff is real and it’s scary. Demonic activity is through the roof: the Pope is demanding an exorcist in every diocese. Wars, rumors of war. Abomination of marriage. Clashes in the streets. People looking at politicians as saviors. Hurricanes, floods, tidal waves, earth quakes… There is an FSSP priest who has given several homilies or talks about Our Lady of Revelation–the videos are posted on YouTube under Sensus Fidelium. They are worth listening to. Look up Fatima, Bruno Cornacchiola or Our Lady of Revelation, Akita, Visions of Leo XIII, Pius XII…
I am not predicting a date. I am not saying the end is imminent. I am not saying times have not been grim before but this is an unprecedented time of apostasy and iniquity.