This vocation recruitment film for the Paulist Fathers in California is very good. It shows how human a Paulist priest is but without betraying the majesty or dignity of his priesthood. It shows a priest who is connected with the people he serves yet celebrates the pre-Vatican II Mass and gives Holy Communion to devout young Catholics who receive as every Catholic of this period did, with deep piety and reverence. They receive our Lord on the Tongue as they kneel and unrushed. They don't receive on the run!
This should put to bed the so-called rigidity of the Church prior to her loss of Catholic identity, priestly identity and religious (meaning nuns/sisters) identity to rest!
The second film is a group of 3rd Order Franciscan Nuns out of Pittsburgh. In complete habit, the film shows how engaged they are in their specific apostolates and engaged in the lives of those they serve. Yet there is a majesty and dignity to their way of live that attracts novices and vocations rather than repels as happens today with so many bachelor nuns or nuns who are invisible because they do not wear any kind of religious habit. I suspect in the late 70's this particular order abandoned all that made for their success and are on life support now with most of their amazing apostolates gone.
And this shows us precisely what Vatican II so-called "renewal" brought about. Yet the very religious who foisted this onto their orders continue to call it renewal. Vatican II had no such intention of remaking the priesthood or religious life into something that was the antithesis of what it had been but rather to make it more of what it was. This video captures what has happened and why so many long for the religious life as it was. This should not be an insult to religious but rather a wake-up call to how appreciated they were in the so-called "bad old outdated days."