The Catholic Church teaches that we should avoid pointless
speculations about the time, the details of the signs, the nature
of the difficulties, etc. The Church focuses instead on the need
for living the Gospel so as to be prepared for the parousia
whenever it happens.
(Jesus began his discourse ...) "Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come. ...
therefore; you do not know when
the lord of the house
is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at
cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly
and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: