Council Of Trent Analysis

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The Council of Trent finally began, in the northern Italian city of Trent. The Council held a number of meetings, with the three main sessions occurring in 1545–7, 1551–2, and 1562–3 by Pope Paul III. It was the most important movement of the Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Catholic Church’s first significant reply to the growing Protestant Reformation. The primary purpose of the Council was to condemn and refute the beliefs of the Protestants, such as Martin Luther, and also to make the set of beliefs in Catholicism even clearer. The opening session attracted only 34 leaders, and the largest meeting of the third session had 255.

The Reformation can mostly be attributed to Martin Luther, a German monk who believed each person should have
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Those who followed this movement became known as Protestants. Protestants believed the ultimate authority could be found within the Bible and the Pope has no Authority to interrupt the Bible, and it was each person's responsibility to learn and understand the Scripture for him or herself, this was all discussed in the Council of Trent but the Catholic Church decided to write the ‘Tridentine Creed’ set of beliefs that christians have to follow, to affirm their belief, and to retain the churches power again. The main reason that the Tridentine Creed was written was because the Church was threatened and challenged by the Protestants, and Catholics knew they needed to respond, to grasp their faith, and to make the sacraments significant again like mentioned in the creed “I also profess that there are truly and properly Seven Sacraments of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord, and necessary for the salvation of mankind, though not all for everyone; to wit, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, and Matrimony; and that they confer grace; and that of these, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders cannot be reiterated without sacrilege.” This was the Churches method in making the sacraments crucial in everyday Catholic …show more content…
This is the belief that during the Eucharist (communion) practice, bread and wine transformed into the actual body and blood of Jesus. Luther believed Jesus existed in all things, so he was already present in the bread and wine. Another major leader in the Protestant movement, saying that Jesus was not physically present during this practice. Rather, he believed this practice was simply a memorial at church. The council refused this idea and wanted to affirm this sacraments again evidence in the creed “I profess, likewise, that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly, really, and substantially, the Body and Blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ; and that there is made a conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the Body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the Blood, which conversion the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation. I also confess that under either kind alone Christ is received whole and entire, and a true sacrament.” The councils motivation and reasons were Christ our Redeemer declared that to be truly His own body which He offered under the form of bread, it has, therefore, always been a firm belief in the Church of God. This change the holy Catholic Church properly and

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