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Counter Reformation. Early Responses. Even before Luther, recognition of the need to reform General Councils every decade More Canonizations. Response from the Catholic Church. Catholic Reformation Strong affirmation of Church’s teachings and structure Purification of corruption

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Counter reformation

Counter Reformation


Early responses

Early Responses

  • Even before Luther, recognition of the need to reform

  • General Councils every decade

  • More Canonizations


Response from the catholic church

Response from the Catholic Church

  • Catholic Reformation

  • Strong affirmation of Church’s teachings and structure

  • Purification of corruption

  • Climaxed at Council of Trent


Reform minded popes

Reform Minded Popes

  • Pope Pius X

  • Clement VII

  • Paul III

Pope Pius X

(trend setter with his beard)


Pope leo x

Pope Leo X

  • 1513-1531

  • Politically driven

  • Supporter of the arts

  • Gambling problem

  • Did one thing right: created Oratory for Divine Love


Oratory of divine love

Oratory of Divine Love

  • Committed Catholic Leaders

  • Spiritual welfare of the Church

  • Tried to heal division between Lutheranism and Catholicism

  • Resistance from both sides


Pope paul iii

Pope Paul III

  • Revitalized College of Cardinals

  • 1537 Report

  • Commissioned Jesuits

  • Called Council of Trent

Paul II was sort of like the Winston Churchill of his day


Council of trent

Council of Trent

  • Acknowledge need to fix corruption

  • Recognize Church is not what Jesus intended

  • Reaffirm teachings handed on

  • 7 sacraments

  • Transubstantiation

  • Purgatory and indulgences

  • Magisterium operating at its fullness


Society of jesus jesuits

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

  • Founded in 1540

  • St. Ignatius of Loyola

  • Spread Catholic education

  • Militant style

  • Open schools in Europe, Asia, South America, and North America


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