Jan 1, 1520
Burning of Protestant BooksThe Catholic Church was quick to censor and burn books which may have spread he Protestant Church’s teachings. The Catholic Church intended to destroy all heretical literature.
Period: Jan 1, 1520 to Jan 1, 1564
Jan 1, 1534
Society of JesuitsSociety of the Jesuits was founded, which formed a backbone of the Catholic Reformation. This Society combined ideas of traditional discipline with much of the devotion to teaching and preaching.
Jan 1, 1540
Counter ReformationCounter Reformation within the Catholic Church was beginning to proceed. By the 1540s, the Counter Reformation was well underway. There were several attempts to reform the Church from within
Period: Jan 1, 1545 to Jan 1, 1563
Council of TrentCouncil modified and unified Church doctrine: it abolished numerous corrupt practices and abuses and also gave final authority to the Pope. In general, the Council purged the Church. It clarified issues like faith, good works, and salvation
Nov 6, 1545
Council of TrentCouncil of Trent met to institute concrete changes in policy and doctrine