I have backed up this point on several occasions MT. Let me give you another example:
It was at the council of Trent that the CC officially decided to accept the apocryphal books into the canon of scripture. This matter, today, has been traditionally accepted into the CC as gospel truth.
But after studying the history of these books we can learn it wasn’t the protestants who first excluded them. It was the 1st. Century Church and Christ himself.
The Hebrew Old Testament was completed some four hundred years before the time of Christ. In the second century B.C. a Greek translation by Hebrew scholars was made in Alexandria, Egypt, and was called the Septuagint because the translators numbered 70. I’m sure you know this.
They developed an important difference, however, between the Greek translation and the Hebrew cannon, since the Septuagint contained a dozen or more Apocryphal books interspersed among the books of the Hebrew bible. But not all copies contained the same books, suggesting that there was no general agreement among the translators as to which of these additional books were authoritative.
The Septuagint translation came into general use in Palestine, and that was the popular version at the time of Christ. But the Palestinian Jews never accepted the Apocryphal additions.
So the reason why the protestant Church removed these books was to return to the original 39 books of the Old Testament that were in the Hebrew bible at the time of Christ. Christ, nor his disciples ever referenced these books, though they did reference every major Old Testament book and all but four minor books. They never taught any of the content of the Apocryphal books or even acknowledged them. Their silence to this was a huge statement against them.
Yet the CC’s tradition included the teaching of purgatory and they officially declared it a “truth,” at the council of Trent, not to mention other teachings such as praying for the dead.
So, I’m sorry MT if you don’t like it, but this tradition established at Trent flew right in the face of scripture, but it did so, not at the reformation but at the coming of Christ.