What was happening during the time?

  • Jan 1, 1520

    Burning of Protestant Books

    The 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 Jesuits

    Society 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 Reformation

    Counter 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 Trent

    Council 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 Trent

    Council of Trent met to institute concrete changes in policy and doctrine