I am stymied by your inane claim that the Church promoted science -- why not ask Galileo?
I am flabbergasted by your appalling claim that everyone being Catholic was a good thing -- to my mind, this is literally Thought-Police level mind control.
But I am truly disgusted by your outrageous claim that the Church did not oppress the poor, the weak, women, dissidents, reformers and minorities. This is a truly perverse and sickening twisting of history, and you should be ashamed for having let such words be posted under your name.
The Church's long history of oppression starts with the dis-inclusion of women in rites, continues on towards widespread child abuse, and makes a detour for a bit of witch-burning on the side. The Church systematically crushed any attempts at reform, and it was so corrupt that even Catholic priests themselves started to take issue with the abhorrent and blatant money-grubbing. Relics? Absolution for payments? Purgatory? This is sickening, sickening stuff. Executing Jan Hus? Sickening. Attempting to execute Martin Luther? Sickening. Crushing the Peasants' Rebellion? Sickening.
The Thirty Years War was the most destructive conflict ever fought in Europe up until that point -- and what was the cause? The Catholic Church hated that anyone might not come under their control. Between Popes literally calling each-other the Antichrist to selling favours and Cardinal seats to their family members and friends, I am utterly stunned that you have any respect for the organisation whatsoever.
Has the Catholic Church in recent years done some charity work in Africa? Sure. The Church can be a charitable body -- nobody is denying that.
But the gall of someone saying the Church has always stood up for the poor and the oppressed?
You should be ashamed of yourself.