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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

HELP. Describe Two Significant Changes For Catholics Resulting From The Council Of Trent & Provide Reasons?

Describe Two Significant Changes For Catholics Resulting From The Council Of Trent & Provide Reasons For Making These Changes..

Ive Identified These Changes;

1. The Ban Of Indulgences.

(Or The Ban Of Selling Indulgences For Money? Im Not Sure)

2. Seminaries Set Up In Each Diocese For The Education Of Priests.

Im Doing A R.E Assignment & I Cant Find Any Info On The Net & Ive Left My Text Book At School.. Any Information On The Above Changes; Descriptions Or Details About Them & Also Any Reasons Why These Changes Were Made Would Be Greatly Appreciated..

ThankYou :) :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum) was the 16th century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. Considered to be one of the Church's most important councils, it convened in Trento (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent, inside the Holy Roman Empire, now in modern Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods. Council fathers met for the first through eight sessions in Trent (1545-1547), for the ninth through eleventh sessions in Bologna (1547) during the pontificate of Pope Paul III. Under Pope Julius III, the council met in Trent (1551-1552) for the twelfth through sixteenth sessions. Under Pope Pius IV the seventeenth through twenty-fifth sessions took place in Trent (1559-1563).

    The council issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. It issued numerous reform decrees. By specifying Catholic doctrine on salvation, the sacraments, and the Biblical canon, the Council was answering Protestant disputes. The Council entrusted to the Pope the implementation of its work, as a result of which Pope Pius V issued in 1566 the Roman Catechism, in 1568 a revised Roman Breviary, and in 1570 a revised Roman Missal, thus initiating what since the twentieth century has been called the Tridentine Mass (from the city's Latin name Tridentum), and Pope Clement VIII issued in 1592 a revised edition of the Vulgate.

    The Council of Trent, delayed and interrupted several times because of political or religious disagreements, was a major reform council and the most impressive embodiment of the ideals of the Counter-Reformation. It would be over 300 years until the next Ecumenical Council. When announcing Vatican II, Pope John XXIII stated that the precepts of the Council of Trent continue to the modern day, a position that was reaffirmed by Pope Paul VI

  • 1 decade ago

    You are speaking about the Catholic Reformation or Counter Reformation which the Council of Trent began in 1545 A.D. during Pope Paul III reign and ended in 1563 A.D. during Pope Pius IV reign. The purpose was to end the Thirty Year's War started by Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation of 1517 A.D. The Ban of Indulgences "Communion of Saints" practice, which allow the Church to have people pay for absolution of their venial sins, to guarantee them to bypass purgatory and enter heaven directly. The Church also created religious orders to reeducate the Catholic Church these orders were the Jesuits, Capachins, Ursulines, Theatines, Dicalced Carmelites and Barnabites. Also some of the Catholic Apocrypha Books were removed from their Canon these were the Books of Esdras 3, Esdras 4 and the Prayer of Manasses. The New Bible was called the Clementine Vulgate. There were other changes to Spiritual Movements and Political Dimensions with in the Church.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not going to do your homework for you, but if you google Council of Trent, you'll find more info than you know what to do with. For example:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Trent

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15030c.htm

    http://history.hanover.edu/texts/trent.html

    Look up the two topics you mentioned within those articles, and think about them in relationship to what you already know about Catholicism of the period. The Wiki article even has links to those subjects.

    Source(s): Catholic convert
  • 1 decade ago

    Do your own homework.

    Source(s): Roman Catholic.
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