Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lutheran effects on counter reformation

"Their foundation by Ignatius Loyola in 1540 is usually seen as a key moment in the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic fight-back after Martin Luther’s break with Rome that means we still have a papacy five centuries later. The quasi-military tone of some of Loyola’s directives to his followers, set out in his Spiritual Exercises, has caused Jesuits to be dubbed “papal stormtroopers”, “God’s marines” or, in the words of one French church historian, “new athletes to combat God’s enemies”.

The past Lutheran faith I have somehow ties into my Catholic faith and I believe it somehow has something to do with the Fr Norris diaries, providence?