Counter Reformation

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the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected)

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Since the Protestant Reformation, Catholic spirituality has been dominated by prayer involving words and formulas, obscuring the contemplative tradition evident in figures such as Gregory of Nyssa, John Cassian, Bernard of Clairvaux, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Therese of Lisieux.
Who would have thought that 450 years after the Reformation, Catholics would be teaching Protestants how to read scripture in worship?
By the time of the Reformation, Catholics held that what we now call the eucharistic prayer is a reenactment of Christ's self-sacrifice on the cross.