Catholic apocalypticism

The mainstream Catholic Church shies away from eschatological speculation, but–perhaps because of this–the fringes are full of it. Bits and pieces from different supposed “apparitions” of Mary and other saints are woven together to create a scenario including Three Days of Darkness, a Warning, a Chastisement, followed not by the return of Christ in glory, but by a period of peace and a “Eucharistic Reign of Christ.” You can find stuff like this in the writings of Bud Macfarlane, Fr. Stephano Gobbi, Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi, and Michael H. Brown. Take a look at this from Brown, and then consider an evangelical’s reaction to such teachings (scroll down about half way to the subheading, “Second Coming or Manifestation?”