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The Church does not have a dogmatic definition of the sequence of events that will happen at the end of the world. Not every verse in Scripture is asserted as "literally true" by the Magisterium (Latin, "teaching authority"; a single word standing for the "apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, and teachers" in Paul's epistles). No one will be exempted by the age in which they live from the obligation of justice to personally repent of all of our sins and to make reparation for our own wrongdoing. The dogmatic teaching of the Church is in the Nicene creed: "He will come [Latin, "advent"] again in glory to judge the living and the dead."

Catholics are therefore Adventists, but without any "countdown to kickoff" clock running and without any definite map of the end-time (Greek, "eschatological") events. We know THAT Jesus will come and make all things new, but we do not know HOW or WHEN.