Fr. Livio Fanzaga. Wrath of God. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Paperback $18.95. Ebook $9.99. Available from the publisher.
Fr. Fanzaga, a Vatican-endorsed writer who was educated in Rome, provides readers with the tools that they need for discernment, including commentaries from the saints.
Wrath of God, which was saluted by the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, consists of a transcription of two broadcasts by Fr. Livio Fanzaga, director of Radio Maria, Europe’s largest Catholic radio network. Additionally, he has added a third section: “Is It the End of the World?” Although this question may seem bleak, it is one that many have posed in our tumultuous times.
Further discussed are the works Lord of the World by Hugh Benson and Tale of the Antichrist by Vladimir Soloviev. "Both texts are extraordinarily relevant. But they must be assessed and measured by the yard stick of Scripture and the authoritative teaching of the Church... We must have recourse to these sources if we desire to know how the word of God describes the Antichrist and if we are to have a sure guide for our study of these two books," explains Fr. Fanzaga.
Readers will find clarity on questions about:
· What to think about current prophecies and speculations
· How to interpret the signs of the times (e.g. apostasy)
· Ways to avoid being deceived both individually and among believers
· What the Antichrist will be like – for example, will he be “religious”?
· The role various political ideologies and religions may play in the end times
Fr. Fanzaga later related, "Naturally, we wonder if the time of the persecution and of the great unleashing of evil is being prepared. No certain answer can be given to this question. Every era has experienced the seduction and persecution of the Church by the mystery of iniquity. In some instances it has been particularly intense. At other times the world appears to return to God. The only important thing for every individual and for every generation is to emerge with the palm of victory.”
Readers enthused: “This is a very good and important book to read...especially by Catholics.” “This book helps shed light for an important question that we faithful in Christ ponder occasionally for an understanding of possible future events.” “The fact that exaggerations have been made about the Antichrist, and the term has been abused, do not justify his elimination from Christian life and theology,” Fr. Fanzaga emphasizes.
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