I am not anti-Vatican II, but I am “anti” its ambiguous spirit that spread throughout the Church overnight like polio prior to the vaccine. I am convinced its demonic spirit of licentiousness, personal freedom, elevation of disordered conscience as well as ambiguity, confusion and a breach of what preceded this spirit, contributed and contributes mightily to the ugly distortion of the Sacraments of Holy Orders and the Most Holy Eucharist in blasphemous and sacrilegious ways as seen in the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. It exacerbated any pre-Vatican II sexual abuse there may have been and its mismanagement by the hierarchy from the top down to demonic proportions!
I despise those who dogmatize Vatican II which was a pastoral council and try to make infallible its spirit especially those things to which there can be legitimate dissent as expressed by the SSPX.
Rather than canonize Blessed Pope Paul VI, which in reality is a canonization of Vatican II’s 1960’s spirit of euphoria that Pope Francis so loves, maybe because it reminds him of His Holiness’ youth, the pope and bishops, priests and religious of the Church should do a thorough examination of conscience and return to the Church the great discipline, asceticism and sobriety as well as clarity of the pre-Vatican II Church to the present day. How bad would tightening up things be compared to what has happened to the Church which is nothing short of a moral catastrophe since Vatican II and precisely because of its demonic spirit and openness to the world--as St. John's Gospel understands the term "world."
But it is important to know that Blessed Pope Paul VI who suffered from the drug-like induced euphoria at the conclusion of the Council was quite chastened and was experiencing a terrible withdrawal from it by 1967 and certainly completely chastened by the time of his death.
The liberals, both faculty and seminarians of my seminary in Baltimore absolutely despised Blessed Paul VI by 1976, because of Humanae Vitae and his disavowal of Vatican II’s spirit toward the end of his pontificate.
This is an excerpt from a longer article found at Rorate Caeli: