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  • Eschatology; or, The Catholic Doctrine of the Last Things: A Dogmatic Treatise, by Rev. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D, D.D., translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1918, c1917). With Imprimatur. Volume XII of Fr. Pohle’s Dogmatic Theology series. Available on multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).

See also the texts listed on the page Death and Life Everlasting, and on the posts ‘Worth-it ebook: “Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches”, by Dr. Ralph Martin‘, ‘Online ebook: “Assist the Souls in Purgatory”‘, ‘, ‘Online audio & text: “The Patristical Idea of Antichrist” by Cardinal Newman‘, and ‘Online text: “Are We Living in Apocalyptic Times?”, by Michael D. O’Brien‘, as well as these related texts:

On the Feast of the Prophet Daniel in the Maronite Church, which is also Ember Saturday of Advent in the Latin Church (Roman Rite).

O Sapiéntia, quæ ex ore Altíssimi prodiísti, attíngens a fine usque ad finem, fórtiter suavitérque dispónens ómnia: veni ad docéndum nos viam prudéntiæ. (Text from Divinum Officium)

For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project. From the day’s liturgical readings:

“We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto Him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance, or by letter attributed to us, as though the day of the Lord were near at hand.

“Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God.

“Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things? And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time.

“For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; provided only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way. And then the wicked one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and will destroy with the brightness of His coming.” (II Thessalonians ii, 1-8)