Maybe Pope Paul VI and his implementation of Vatican II caused a great deal of polarization in the Church. But both Popes John Paul II and Benedict quelled most of that for the most part.
Pope Francis has reignited the flames of polarization in a way no modern pope has ever done, not even Pope Paul VI who ultimately was rather clear in his teachings. This is not the case with Pope Francis, especially concerning his incessant off-the-cuff statements and horrible gaffs.
Thus this article from Rueters illustrates how even the hierarchy is in disarray because of this pope and I would venture to guess more so than it was when Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae which also had some dissenting cardinals and bishops.
Of course today dissenters have the social media to get their word out unlike the 1960's.
So what do you think of the bias in this article: