There are many reasons why the Church has dissipated in attendance in Mass over the years since Vatican II. Certainly the upheaval of reckless reform through iconoclastic preaching and behavior by priests and religious has to account for a large part of that. In fact it would account for the largest part and the poor leadership that was given.
Humanae Vitae accounts for an insignificant part of that loss, although progressive iconoclasts prepared a progressive laity for the let-down of Humanae Vitae in the lives of laity leading them to think that the Church's moral doctrines based on Scripture and natural law would be changed. (I fear there will be another let-down caused by the same aging progressive cabal as it concerns some of the silly things they think will occur on Pope Francis watch and of course won't.)
But back to iconoclastic "wreckovations" of churches, euphemistically called "renovations." Many church buildings today through the wise leadership of pastors who listen to the pain of parishioners whose beautiful churches were destroyed by unthinking, iconoclastic priests in the 1960's and 70's are restoring these churches back to their beauty. One such church is in Brooklyn, New York.
Take a look at what it was prior to the iconoclasm that was forced on it by dictatorial progressives:
Now, look at what dictatorial, iconoclastic pastors did to it all in the name of the false spirit of Vatican II! It is enough to make me sick and want to cry. Can you image how simple Catholics of that parish must have felt and the anger they must have experienced at the ruination of their once beautiful Church? I wonder how many left in disgust?
And now a new priest, sensitive to the needs and desires of his parishioners for the church to be restored is doing it. It will look like this one day soon:
The first video has a wonderful iconoclastic moment of the original iconoclasm! It is delicious! However, and evidently, a deceased Sister of Mercy designed this travesty foisted upon this Church in the 1970's and she evidently gets revenge on the priest who is spearheading the restoration. This part of the video, which should be on America's Funniest Home Videos is at the end and it is truly funny!
This video tells the rest of the story of iconoclasm to restored, reform of the reform, icon!