Below this post I quote Benedictine Sister Joan Chitister of Erie, PA. She is a dinosaur, still living though, of the 1960's revolution that abandoned the Catholicism of the pre-Vatican II Church for the mushy version they desired.
This led to the loss of Catholic identity of Bishops, priests and men and women religious all of whom were formed in the stricter version and strongly Catholic Church prior to Vatican II.
Once former constraints on individualism and doing your own thing were removed, they lived their lost Catholic identity with reckless abandon. Just a few years after the Council, many clergy and religious left their promises and/or vows of celibate chastity for the married life. Homosexuals who did not have the option of civil marriages or laicization that could lead to a Church marriage stayed but lived life with reckless abandon now that Vatican II spirit removed the shackles of constraint on their disordered affections.
All you have to do is to read the so-called moral theologians of the 1970's, like Fr. Charles Curran and others to know that they were enablers helping those who had disordered affections to get around traditional, manualist moral theology.
The loss of Catholic identity was shoved down the throats of unsuspecting laity by these revolutionaries and their libertine notion of Catholicism in the post-Vatican II era, a new Church in complete rupture with the past.
Some laity loved the new direction of liberalism and individualism and soon did their own thing which led many of them away from even the liberal expressions of Catholicism.
Thus we have a smaller, less faithful Church today and we are reaping the fruits of immature clergy and religious who abused their vows and promises not only with consenting adults, but with vulnerable adults, teenagers and in extreme cases pedophilia with small children.
So much of this loss of identity was explicitly symbolized in the various abuses of the new order of the Mass, such as the photo of the priest dressed as a clown with children around him in 1984! The complete abuse of the Vatican II liturgy coupled with the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults can certainly be linked one to the other in terms of the narcissistic personality of priests and religious.
Thus infidelity and loss of Catholic identity promoted as what Vatican II taught is the height of clericalism and the lies that have led us to where we are today!