I am the Church Militant.
In the Catholic church we believe there are three states in which the Church exists. The Church Triumphant, The Church Penitent, and the Church Militant.
In the Church Triumphant, we find those who have completed the race and have received their reward. They live in the glory of Heaven with the saints and cheer us on as we continue the good fight.
The Church Penitent are those who have fought the good fight and have finished the race and are now being prepared to enter into the glory of Heaven. Their earthly attachments and sins are cleansed as they are purified.
And we, those still walking the face of the earth, those still fighting the good fight, are the Church Militant. We seek to transform the world with the Gospel of Christ. We defend the Church. We defend the faith. We fight for the truth. And we fight for the salvation of souls.
Let us pray for one another so that we may be good soldiers in the army of Christ!