How It All Ends, by Dr. Robert Royal

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*Image: The Blessing of the Wheat by Jules Breton, 1857 [Musée d’Orsay, Paris]. The scene depicts a Eucharistic procession in Courrières, the painter’s hometown, during the rogation days leading up to the Feast of the Ascension.

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing, August 24, 2020

Dr. Robert Royal is editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C.  ….


Robert RoyalSo many things seem to be on the fast train to hell at the moment that it came into my head to look into the Apocalypse. Not some “apocalyptic” film or novel – the Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament and, therefore, the conclusion of Holy Scripture.

It’s understandable that people don’t pay much attention to the Apocalypse. Most of us vaguely know that it says someday it’s all going to break bad, cosmically bad. Who wants to think about that?

Despite being God’s last written communication to us, for a casual reader, it’s a strange text, not easy to take in. Some of the more overheated evangelicals relish its wilder side, and “the Rapture” too, of course, and much else that can’t help making a sober Catholic wary.  …