Who are the enemies of the Church?
People such as Hillary who are strongly pro-choice and who demand that religious beliefs be changed.
The members of the church.
Those whom you might describe as cafe Catholics or part time Catholics or Catholics Lite. The ones that have sex without being married. The ones that use contraception. Those that masturbate. Those that support SSM. Those who are gay.
The list goes on…
One has to ask how long the list actually is.
But, they will be saved in the end… if they didn’t reject Jesus.
Is not rejecting the church the same?
You might want to clarify the difference between those who believe they are RIGHT
vs those who just commit the acts… I assume that was what you meant… and I am assuming you are not calling everyone who sins an enemy???
Wait I had to edit add this…your profile thing says atheist?? ah… I read your post in a different light. I read it a bit “holier than thou” not “snarky” but the above I think is still relevant to answer the snarky
Ahhh so you believe the enemies are trying to spread their beliefs to all people including Carholics?
I am looking more for people or groups who are deliberate enemies of the Church. Certainly though you do raise some good points, dissenting Catholics bring down the Church. But why are they dissenting?
The enemies of the church are anyone who attacks the church for beliefs and doctrines etc. I can remember a few years ago the church in my country was attacked by the government regarding confession saying it should be in a room or an open place where a policeman should be present. This can never happen and God would intervene. And the church is constantly being attacked regarding priests to marry. The attacks on the church are endless but the church will always be persecuted just as it’s founder was.
What about lapsed and lukewarm catholics?
Hell! All this time I thought they were valid members of the Church Militant, just sinners like the rest of us. I am going to have to move up the front in future. Can I have the full list as I am very fearful I am on there somewhere. Let God work out His enemies; just make sure we are not on His list…
Who specifically are the ones attacking doctrine? According to Seevant of God Fr. John Hardon, there are spies in the Church. He calls them “moles.” They are actually inside the Church. He knew one that was a fellow Jesuit of his.
Perhaps they are those who support the deployment of nuclear weapons and distract attention from that greatest of all evils by promoting their obsession with human reproduction issues.
Exactly! It really does go to show either we are with Him or against Him. We cannot be half catholics who don’t agree with everything Jesus taught.
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly.
To the man who slaps you on one cheek, present the other cheek too; to the man who takes your cloak from you do not refuse your tunic.
Give to everyone who asks you, and do not ask for your property back from the man who robs you.
Treat others as you would like them to treat you.
The Church’s only enemy is the Church itself. For the bullet of atheism has slain the Lord, and only the defibrilator of true faith can save him. And the Church is covering this up, pretending to the masses that Nietzsche was incorrect all along!
The Church does not really have any enemies, just misguided comrades.
Sin is the greatest enemy.
They are not “who” s. They are "what"s.
They are materialism, relativism, and secularism.