Be it near or still a ways off, Jesus the Lord said regarding the last times,
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: 8 all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.”—- Matt. 24:6-8
“Men’s hearts will fail them for fear and foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. — Luke 21:26
A bishop once said that all organized unbelief of nations and every unconfessed and unatoned abortion must have an answer one day in God’s judgments upon the earth.
In a time when the Seven Deadly Sins are presented globally as recipes for “success” we would be fools not to be concerned.
Does God send wars as a punishment for sin? — Catholic Answers
“A tract about Our Lady of Fatima’s peace plan states that wars are a punishment from God for sin. Is this true? It doesn’t seem reasonable to suggest that he would ordain wars and disasters on certain people for punishment of sin, of which we are all equally guilty.
Sometimes wars are a punishment for sin. The Old Testament explicitly links various invasions of Israel to the nation’s sin, especially the sin of idolatry (Jgs 2:14-15, 5:8, 2 Kgs 15:37, 1 Chr 5:26). This principle is applied to Gentile nations as well. The Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible; Torah to the Jews) teaches that the Canaanite people, who lived in the Promised Land before Israel, were going to be judged by God for their sins. This was why God let the Israelites conquer the Canaanites (Lv 18:24-28).
Sometimes wars may not be punishments for sin. Luke 13:1-5 establishes a general principle for evaluating the cause of disaster. Christ tells us that simply because a given group of people was stricken with disaster, this does not mean they were worse sinners than those who were spared. Christ teaches that all of us must repent or we too shall perish (Lk 13:5).
Nor does this mean that there are no differences between one man’s sins and another’s. We are all sinners (1 Jn 1:8), but we are not equally grievous sinners. Some sins are worse than others (1 Jn 5:16-17), and some people deserve more punishment than others (Lk 12:47-48).” — Catholic Answers
Catechism of the Catholic Church
“675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.
676 The Antichrist’s deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism.
677 The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God’s victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven. God’s triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgment after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world”— Catechism of the Catholic Church, Promulgated by Pope John Paul II, 1992
— Thomist Joseph Pieper on the Pseudo-Order and World Dominion of the AntiChrist
— John Paul II on the Most Decisive Confrontation —and History’s ‘Last Lap’
— Our Lady of Fatima shrines in Ukraine asked to join in prayer for the conversion of Russia
Profiteering off war