The Catholic Church: Changes and Complaints (Questions (Why did two people…
The Catholic Church: Changes and Complaints
Purgatory: Where your spirit goes if they aren't holy enough for heaven yet.
Cardinals: Spiritual leaders
Temporal Power: Political power
Indulgence: a document that offered release from punishment due to sins
Impeached: Taken out of power
Papal Schism: two popes claimed leadership of the Church
Nepotism: favoritism based on family relationships
Simony: the selling of Church offices
Bishop: A leader in the Catholic Church
Bishopric: The office of bishop
Clergy paid for bishoprics and then wanted their interests to be served
Popes and Cardinals were corrupt
Many bishops held more than one office
Problems with Popes
People lost faith in the Pope
The two Popes were impeached and a new one was elected.
Two Popes claimed leadership of the church
Originally an indulgence did not grant forgiveness from sin
Supposedly it gave forgiveness from sins
A way for the Church to raise money
New cultural and intellectual movement was instigated
Believed that human intellect was a powerful force
Scholars looked back at Greek and Roman philosophers
Disruption of Class System
The new class was rich and affected the power structure of society
Medieval society was: the clergy, the nobility, the peasants
A new class of people was created
Growth of cities
Europeans learned they aren't in the center of the world.
Trade led to increased wealth
Humanism: cultural and intellectual movement
Clergy: Ordinary people of the church
Why did two people think they were the Pope at the same time?
What was the lasting impact of the people losing faith in the Pope?
How in control was the clergy if they paid for the bishoprics?
What was the lasting impact of humanism?
Why did nobody try to end the corruption with the
bishops, Popes, and Cardinals?