A necessary pedantry
We often speak loosely about “the Church”. I fear I do it myself. In a prim, schoolmasterly fashion, I would like to sugest some rather important precisions.
(1) The Church, the Body of Christ, consists of the Church Triumphant; the Church Exspectant; the Church Militant. Heaven; Purgatory; Earth. We use “the Church” so commonly when we are talking only about the Chrch Militant.