to stop the spread of lutheranism , the catholic church began its own reform
The pope Paul III called THE COUNCIL OF FRENT to correct the mistakes of catholics
-prohibition of the sale of indulgences
- creation of seminaries to improve the eduation of the clergy
- obligation of the clergy to lead an exemplary life
- creation of the cathetism(basic teachings)
the pope created the INQUISITION in1542 , a tribunae that persecured and punished those who did not follow the catholic doctrine . And THE INDEX PROHIBITORUM was written, with the list of forbidden books. For example "95 theses"
the society of Jesus (jesusitas) spread the ideas of the counter reformation