The Roman Catholic Church has a LONG history not only of fighting, but fighting DIRTY and using bullying tactics. The Crusades, the Inquisition, exploiting people's fear of death and damnation etc., the list of scare tactics and outright sponsorship of and blessings given to military intervention by the Church is a long and blood-stained one. That's the reality that makes any sort of attempt at painting of the Church as some sort of meek lamb such a laughable proposition.
"LeadPhilippines: The Catholic Church, for those who take potshots at her, is an easy target. Big, not moving, and yes, does not fight back."