What is the Catholic view on the rapture and tribulation?

I am very interesting in knowing what the catholic view on the rapture and tribulation is. Also what about some persons predicting dates when the end of the world suppose to occur.

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Recommended Reading:
The Rapture**
]* Without the Rapture, what is Revelation about?**
]Where does “Left Behind” go wrong?
]**The Antichrist (Fathers)
*]The Whore of Babylon
*]Hunting the Whore of Babylon

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