1542�1621, Italian theologian, cardinal, Doctor of the Church, and a
principal influence in the Counter-Reformation.
I dislike it when Catholic historians use the Protestant invented term
“Counterreformation” and I prefer the term Catholic Reformation much better;
especially since it denotes what really happened. And while I am ranting, I am
also not thrilled with Roman Catholic. This term was invented by Anglicans to
define a branch of Catholicism. I also don’t like any modifiers to the word
Catholic because they all limit it to mean something less. The terms
conservative Catholic, or orthodox Catholic should not really be needed, but in
this day-and-age are added since the term Catholic is now applied to mean almost
everything. This is kind of ironic since the word means universal. I am a
Catholic of the Latin Rite, enough said.