Today a dear priest-friend of mine sent me a link to a video (http://www.familyradio.com/may21/) that warns of the imminent second coming of Christ as a two-stage affair: the 21st of May will witness the "rapture" (sudden removal from the earth) of all believers and the 21st of October will feature the King's arrival (the parousia). You may have seen signs posted like political ads along the local highways warning of this occurrence. Strange, that the "word of the day" email I received today features a "word of warning" (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/premonish).
While commending me to the video link, Father also reminded me that 21 May 2011 is the 45th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood. If I were to send him a gift, he suggested that I "do so a few days ahead of time." Duly noted. I think I will send a post-dated check for all the money in my bank account.
For Catholic teaching on "the Rapture," consult these links: