Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I THINK WE CAN BLAME MANY ELEMENTS OF VATICAN II FOR THE LOSS OF CATHOLICS WHO NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN THE CHURH OR HER LITURGIES
I think that Vatican II was successful in alienating both traditionalists and liberal/progressives and thus will be seen as one of the most polarizing councils of the Church which led to the loss of a huge number of traditionalists and consequently their children and children's children. Or these once strongly devout Catholics became lukewarm or disengaged from the Church they felt left them.
The same can be said of the liberal/progressives.
What Vatican II opened for the liberals was the false expectation, an expectation they took hook, line and sinker, that the Church could change this, that and the other to include dogma and morality. So when Pope Paul VI put the brakes on just what could change and what wouldn't, this led to the anti-Humanae Vitae crowd to vote with their feet and leave the Church and thus too their children and children's children or they became angry lukewarm, tepid Catholics completely disengaged from the Church.
The same for those who did not like change, especially in the liturgy and the chaos this caused in their local parishes and their personal faith lives, they too voted with their feet and left or became lukewarm and disengaged as so too their children and children's children.