How did the Catholic Church respond to the Reformation?
Many scholars find the term "Counter-Reformation" less than satisfactory. What is wrong with it?
What were some positive characteristics of the Catholic response to the Reformation?
Why did it take so long to convene the Council of Trent?
What did the Council of Trent conclude about good works? Did the bishops ultimately agree with Luther's teaching of justification by faith alone?
What did the Council of Trent conclude about the Lutheran and Calvinist idea of the total depravity of the human soul?
What is sanctifying grace? How does the Catholic teaching about sanctifying grace compare with the Protestant ideas of justification?