Decree on Justification of the Council of Trent

February 22, 2015

The Council of Trent, meeting on and off from 1545 to 1563 in the Alpine Italian town of Trent, was the Catholic Church’s response to the challenge presented by the Protestant Reformation. Its doctrinal decrees touch on many of the controversial topics debated during the times such as justification, the Eucharist, and the other sacraments. Many of the doctrinal teachings of this ecumenical council were definitive dogmatic pronouncements and as such are infallible.

Available online at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/trent/ct06.html.

Decree on Justification of the Council of Trent