ISBN: 978-1621380153 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1621380177 (cloth)
IN THE PAST 200 YEARS, the Catholic Church has approved a series of private revelations with a deeply apocalyptic undercurrent. But what have the popes taught concerning these times? In this ground-breaking book, Stephen Walford uncovers the astonishing truth that the successors of St. Peter have together warned of the rapidly approaching final coming of Jesus Christ.
By unearthing a great variety of magisterial documents, the author sheds light on a number of mysteries: how Fatima relates to the definitive coming of the Kingdom at the end of the world; how Vatican II was a prophetic council oriented towards the return of the Lord; and how the popes have consistently linked the era of peace to the definitive renewal of the world after the Last Judgement—and how they have discerned that our own times are ripe for the persecution of the Antichrist. Heralds of the Second Coming lifts the veil on the last stage of salvation history, as proclaimed by the popes from Pius IX to Benedict XVI.
Praise for Heralds of the Second Coming
“Stephen Walford’s Heralds of the Second Coming will be a beacon of light to many, exhorting all to watch and pray that those who will go through the “great tribulation” may persevere with courage.”—Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; Cardinal Member, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
“Stephen Walford’s new book achieves the very important goal of rendering modern apocalyptic discourse accessible to faithful Catholics of our time; a work of faith and scholarship.”—Archbishop Thomas E. Gullickson, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine
“In Heralds of the Second Coming, Stephen Walford presents compelling evidence through papal statements and saintly witnesses that Heaven is seeking to prepare us for the coming of Jesus and is desperately trying to get our attention before it is too late!”—Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C., S.T.L.; author of No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy
“Stephen Walford roots his study in a careful reading of the texts of the popes of “the Marian era” and reads the many apparitions of the Blessed Virgin over the last century and a half as an urgent summons to humanity to welcome the Gospel of God’s undying and merciful love. I warmly recommend it.”—Rev. Professor Thomas J. Norris, Member, International Theological Commission
“This book provides a careful, sensitive, and responsible treatment of the seldom noticed eschatological themes in recent papal writings. A greater sensitivity to the “signs of the times” will be just one of its good fruits. Much food for thought.”—Ralph Martin, S.T.D.; author of The Fulfillment of All Desire and Will Many be Saved?
“This volume undertakes an important study of what the popes have taught regarding the end times, all against the backdrop of Our Lady’s maternal reassurances that those who believe in, love, and serve her Divine Son are well prepared for the years to come.”—Monsignor Charles M. Mangan, Director, Office of the Marian Apostolate, Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD
“A masterful job of weaving the thread of the prophetic messages given by the Blessed Virgin in recent times as contained in papal statements; Stephen Walford’s book could serve as a wakeup call to a world that has forgotten God.”—Bishop Joseph Faber MacDonald, Bishop Emeritus of Saint John, New Brunswick
For more information, visit the author’s website: www.divinemercypopes.com.