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It was mainly his fault that the council was not held during the reign of Clement VII, for on 28 Nov., 1531, it had been unanimously agreed in a consistory that a council should be called.
The decree on reform of this session was one in five chapters respecting the obligation of residence of bishops and of the occupants of ecclesiastical benefices or offices.
The cardinal legate reached Trent on 29 April, 1551, where, besides the bishop of the city, fourteen bishops from the countries ruled by the emperor were in attendance; several bishops came from Rome, where they had been staying, and on 1 May, 1551, the eleventh session was held.
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  Council of Trent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Council of Trent is the Nineteenth Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church.
It was held from December 13, 1545, to December 4, 1563 in the Italian city of Trent as a response to the theological and ecclesiological challenges of the Protestant Reformation.
The council abolished some of the most notorious abuses, and introduced or recommended disciplinary reforms affecting the sale of indulgences, the morals of convents, the education of the clergy, the non-residence of bishops (also bishops having plurality of benefices which was fairly common), and the careless fulmination of censures, and forbade dueling.
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 Trent, Council of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Finally Trent, an imperial city, almost in Italy, was selected as a compromise between the papal party and that of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
The chief functions of the council were occasional solemn one-day sessions (25 in all, of which 10 dealt with formalities only) for the purpose of making the final decisions and declarations; the hard work of the council was done at informal, sometimes private, meetings.
The doctrinal canons of the Council of Trent cover most of the controverted points in Roman Catholic dogma, and the definitions are so clear and lucid that the language of the council is often quoted in definitions.
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 COUNCIL OF TRENT - LoveToKnow Article on COUNCIL OF TRENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The bull Lactare Hierusale.m (November 19, 1544) fixed the meeting of the council for the 15th of March 1545, in Trent, and assigned it three tasks: (1) the pacification of the religious dispute by doctrinal decisions, (2) the reform of ecclesiastical abuses, (3) the discussion of a crusade against the infidels.
On the 11th of March, however, the council was transferred to Bologna on the pretext that an epidemic was raging in Trent (sessio viii.), though, at the imperial command, part of the bishops remained behind.
The Council of Trent attained a quite extraordinary significance for the Roman Catholic Church; and its pre-eminence was unassailed till the Vaticanum subordinated all the labors of the Church in the pastwhether in the region of doctrine or in that of law-to an infallible pope.
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 TRENT, COUNCIL OF - Online Information article about TRENT, COUNCIL OF
March 1545, in Trent, and assigned it three tasks: (I) the pacification of the religious dispute by doctrinal decisions, (2) the reform of ecclesiastical abuses, (3) the discussion of a crusade against the infidels.
period of the council was markedly distinct from that of its earlier stages.
Contrary to the emperor's wish, the council began its labours in the region of dogma by defining the doctrines of the Church with reference to the most important controversial points—a procedure which frustrated all his projects for a reconciliation with the Protestants.
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 Council of Trent: 1545-1564
The Council of Trent, "in session off and on for eighteen years from 1545 to 1563, was one of the most important councils in the history of the Roman Catholic Church" (1).
The Council made many decisions for the church during its years in session in an effort to establish the traditions and doctrines of the church, as well as to correct the corruption within it.
The Council of Trent defined the differences between the Catholic and Protestant positions and, by formalizing the ideals, doctrines, and laws of the church, reinvigorated the Roman Catholic Church.
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 A History of the General Councils - AD 325 through AD 1870 - Mgr. Philip Hughes
The prestige of the Council of Trent was to approach the fabulous in the ensuing centuries.
Trent cut away two perennial sources of trouble by abolishing, under most stringent automatic penalties, the custom by which bishops, making the visitation of their dioceses, either levied a tax on the parishes visited, or were given tributes of affection, free gifts, etc., in the shape of money, and otherwise.
In 1547 the cause was the outbreak of the plague at Trent.
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 Council of Trent
The Council of Trent, the 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic church, was held at Trent in northern Italy between 1545 and 1563.
The Council of Trent was the official Roman Catholic response to the Lutheran Reformation.
In 1547 the cause was the outbreak of the plague at Trent.
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 Council of Trent -Welcome to The Crossroads Initiative
The Council of Trent, meeting on and off for about 20 years in the Alpine Italian town of Trent, was the Catholic Church's response to the challenge presented by the Protestant Reformation.
Many of the doctrinal teachings of this ecumenical council are intended as definitive dogmatic pronouncements and as such are regarded as infallible.
Some of the decrees of the council are pastoral and disciplinary in nature, such as the institution of a seminary system for the training of future clergy.
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 Catholic Reform
After the council, in 1566, Pope Pius V promulgated the Catechism of the Council of Trent or Roman Catechism, which set forth the beliefs of the Church as proposed by the council.
St Charles Borromeo [1538-84], Archbishop of Milan, was a prominent figure in the reforms of the Council of Trent.
St Robert Bellarmine [1542-1621], Jesuit professor of theology at the Gregorian University in Rome was a teacher and defender of the teachings of the Council of Trent.
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 Council of Trent
Council of Trent: Bibliography - Bibliography The most complete history is found in Ludwig Pastor's history of the popes; there is...
Council of Trent: The Work of the Council - The Work of the Council The work of the council was confirmed by Pius IV (in the papal bull...
Council of Trent: The Meetings of the Council - The Meetings of the Council The Protestants at first stipulated that it be held in Germany, while...
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 Council of Trent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Period II (1551–52): Before military events forced a second adjournment of the council, the delegates finished an important decree on the Eucharist that defined the Real Presence of Christ in opposition to the interpretation of Huldrych Zwingli, the Swiss Reformation leader, and the doctrine of transubstantiation as opposed to that of Luther.
When peace was restored, the council defined that Christ is entirely present in both the consecrated bread and the consecrated wine in the Eucharist but left to the pope the practical decision of whether or not the chalice should be granted to the laity.
Pius IV confirmed the council's decrees in 1564 and published a summary of its doctrinal statements; observance of disciplinary decrees was imposed under sanctions.
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In fixing the day for the council, we considered that there should be time both for the publication of this our decree throughout the Christian nations and to make it possible for all the prelates to arrive.
The holy, ecumenical and general Council of Trent, lawfully assembled in the Holy Ghost, the same three legates of the Apostolic See presiding, keeps this constantly in view, namely, that the purity of the Gospel may be preserved in the Church after the errors have been removed.
The same holy council, the same legates presiding therein, intending to continue, to the praise of God and the increase of the Christian religion, the work begun concerning residence and reform, has thought it well to decree as follows, saving always and in all things the authority of the Apostolic See.
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 Ecumenism and the Council of Trent
The Council of Trent (1545-1564) was the Roman Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation.
On the contrary, the decrees of the Council of Trent are confirmed by both the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the official "Catechism of the Catholic Church" (1992).
The Council of Trent is mentioned in seventy-five paragraphs of the "Catechism".
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 Catholic Pages Directory: » Church Documents » Conciliar Documents » COUNCIL OF TRENT
Eleventh Session of the Council of Trent This was the first celebrated under the Supreme Pontiff, Julius III, on the first day of May, 1551, Decree concerning the resumption of the Council.
Fifteenth Session of the Council of Trent This was the fifth under the Supreme Pontiff, Julius III, celebrated on the twenty - fifth day of January, 1552 Decree for proroguing the session, safe - conduct given to the protestants.
Twelfth Session of the Council of Trent This was the second under the Supreme Pontiff, Julius III, celebrated on the first day of September, 1551 Decree concerning the prorogation of the session.
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 Trent (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trento in Italy, famous for the Roman Catholic Council of Trent
In cryptography, the name Trent may be used as a codename to signify a trusted arbitrator or third party.
Trent Reznor is the man behind the band Nine Inch Nails.
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 Council of Trent at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After the deliverances of Pope Pius II in his bull Execrabilis (1460) and his reply to the University of Cologne (1463), setting aside the theory of the supremacy of general councils laid down by the Council of Constance, it was the papal policy to avoid councils and the free discussions they developed.
The doctrinal decisions of the council are divided into decrees (decreta), which contain the positive statement of the Roman dogmas, and into short canons (canones), which condemn the dissenting Protestant views with the concluding "anathema sit." They are stated with great clearness, precision, and wisdom.
In the twenty-fifth and last session, the doctrines of purgatory, the invocation of saints, and the worship of relics are reaffirmed, as also the efficacy of indulgences as dispensed by the Church according to the power given her, but with some cautionary recommendations.
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 The Council of Trent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This led Protestants to condemn the council from the start as not being truly a general council and therefore not having the authority to issue decrees.
The council was transferred to Bolognia in 1547 because of an outbreak of typhus in Trent.
Julius III re-opened it at Trent in 1551.
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The Council of Trent was a Catholic council held from 1545-1563 in an attempt to destroy the progress of the Protestant Reformation.
There is not the slightest hint that the proclamations of the Council of Trent have been abrogated by Rome.
At the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII stated, "I do accept entirely all that has been decided and declared at the Council of Trent." Every cardinal, bishop and priest who participated in the Vatican II Council signed a document affirming Trent.
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 Reformation: The Counter-Reformation
This council, called the Council of Trent, worked on this problem in three separate sessions from 1545 to 1563.
This council eventually advised some far-reaching reforms in the abuses practiced by the church, such as the selling of indulgences.
On the reactionary side, the Council advised that a seminary be built in every diocese so that church doctrine could be fully and accurately represented.
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 Council of Trent. Canons on Justification
In response to this, the Roman Catholic church convened a council in November of 1544 in an attempt to counter the doctrines raised and supported by the Reformers.
The official opening of the council was on Dec. 13, 1545 and was closed on Dec. 14, 1563.
Following are several of the doctrinal statements made on Justification at the council of Trent.
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 Selected Canons of the Council of Trent
And lest so great a sacrament be received unworthily and hence unto death and condemnation, this holy council ordains and declares that sacramental confession, when a confessor can be had, must necessarily be made beforehand by those whose conscience is burdened with mortal sin, however contrite they may consider themselves.
If anyone says that bishops have not the right to reserve cases to themselves except such as pertain to external administration, and that therefore the reservation of cases does not hinder a priest from absolving from reserved cases, let him be anathema.
NOTE: The reception of Holy Communion either under one or under both species (bread = the "Body of Jesus" — wine = the "Blood of Jesus") is a matter of discipline of the Church and is not a matter of dogma concerning either faith or morals.
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The Vatican Secret Archives preserve the original documentation of the great Council of Trent, which took place in various stages and in different places between 1545 and 1563.
Hence the many disputes between Catholics and Lutherans, alternately governed by Charles V and the Roman Pontiffs, with the aim to obtain from the Council a major representation of the states of the empire and in particular of the German area.
As a matter of fact relevant subjects had already been discussed: the formalities to be followed when celebrating the Council, the Nicene-Constantinopolitan symbol, the education of the clergy, preaching, justification, grace, the doctrine of the sacraments of the Eucharist, repentance, the Extreme Unction and marriage.
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 ~The Council of Trent~
Whereas we deemed it necessary that there should be one fold and one shepherd, for the Lord's flock in order to maintain the Christian religion in its integrity, and to confirm within us the hope of heavenly things; the unity of the Christian name was rent and well-nigh torn asunder by schisms, dissensions, heresies.
Upon receiving this information, seeing that the council could not, under any circumstances, be held at that time, we accorded to the said princes, that the time for celebrating the council should be deferred till next holy Easter, the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord.
And in fixing the day for the council, we have had regard that there should be time both for publishing this our decree throughout the Christian nations, and for allowing all prelates an opportunity of repairing to Trent.
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