Del tercero al cuarto concilio provincial mexicano, 1585-1771
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Almost two centuries passed between the third and fourth councils of the Catholic Church in Mexico. Both councils reflected and attempted to accommodate the social, economic, and political realities of their time. The third council, held in 1585, reflected the change from missionary conditions to an established Church and was concerned with establishing seminaries and regulating clerical behavior. The fourth council in 1771 saw the Church as an established and powerful influence in Mexico, was concerned with its economic interests, and was in many ways subordinate to the secular power of the Bourbon regime.