I am no expert on Catholic Prophecy but have read quite a lot and from what I have read there are TWO distinct periods of Godlessness predicted: one at the period of the lesser tribuation and one at the time of the Great Tribulation. Christ spoke clearly of the Great Tribulation and the signs that would precede it. Thus the lesser tribulation will also have similar characteristics of the Great Tribulation - earthquakes, war, famine, disease, deception, anti-christs, goldlessness, persecution and so on. First there is the period of the LESSER TRIBULATION [which I believe we are going through at the moment], purifications - in this period these are tied in with Garabandal and secrets of Medjugorje. There may well be an anti-Christ of sorts, and a persection of Christians in this period. We know of the Warning, Miracles, Permanent Signs followed by Chastisements. The first three secrets are warnings for the world, the last 7 are perhaps punishments, as at the time of the Pharaoh of Egypt. The punishments will bring mankind to its knees [the last one perhaps being the 3 days of darkness followed by cleansing of the world]. These events will usher in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and a period of peace will be granted to to the World [Fatima prophecy] and Christ will rule in mens hearts [thus no need for Marian apparitions]. This I believe will be the Eucharistic Reign of Christ the King when a unified Church will see great Eucharistic Miracles, a great Evangelisation, outpouring of the Spirit and conversionof the World. Later comes the Great Tribulation as predicted by our Lord - but the chastisements of this period will be greater because the sins of the World will be greater. This period will also see The Anti-Christ reign, the abolition of the Mass and a great massacre of Christians before the actual intervention of Christ [perhaps the sign mentioned by St Faustina of the Cross illuminating the sky is for this period]. Christ will reign, & God's Kingdom will come [as we pray for in the our Father] and God's will will be done on earth as in heaven. Both are periods of Godlessness as in the days of Noah and in both periods God will intervene. I really don't believe the actual Anti-Christ is here or will be here in my lifetime [that is why I am suspicious of private revelation which mention The Anti-Christ in the world today]. However, the period of tribulation is upon us and the world will know that there is a God, a father God of Mercy and Justice who will correct his erring children. Just as I have lived through a period of disobedience I hope to live to see a period of obedience to the divine will and if I survive the lesser tribulation maybe I will see the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I don't know timescales but the secrets will be in my lifetime [if God spares me] as I am only a couple of years older than the oldest seers.