Has Vatican II inadvertently led to Catholic Lite? Prior to Vatican II, the Church was a rigorist Church emphasizing sacrifice, obligation, discipline, asceticism and most of all, fidelity, fidelity, fidelity.
The members of the Catholic Church, since the time of Jesus Christ’s public ministry, have been a mixed bag of sinners, saints, corrupt and incorruptible. All, though, were called to the same standard of perfection and sin and corruption would never be seen as something that should be seen as good and codified as good in the Church’s pastoral theology and ministry except for it leading to Jesus Christ and His call to convert to Him and His Truth. O Happy fault, of Necessary sin of Adam that led to such a great Redeemer.
Vatican II led to the dismantling of the Church of Rigor as well as all cultural aspects of the Church held in common by all Catholics throughout the world.
Inculturated public and private devotions were suppressed. The universality of the Latin Liturgy was dismantled, the common moral and doctrinal teachings of the Church were called into question and almost immediately after Vatican II. Seminary training and religious life were thrown into chaos by unbridled changes and throwing off the yoke of rules and regulations in favor of personal psychological growth.
Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s heroic effort at preventing Catholics from spiraling into moral chaos caused progressive Catholics to either reject Humanae Vitae altogether or leave the Church for other religions or none at all.
But progressive Catholics who remained, many led by liberal theologians like Hans Kung and others of his generation saw the spirit of Vatican II as a means to make a new Church altogether.
And the logical conclusion of the rejection of Humanae Vitae goes way, way, way beyond artificial contraception, it goes to the heart of God’s moral law that everyone can discover in Natural Law. It is a rejection of God and His Moral Law, found first in Natural Law and then in Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church which has given us the Deposit of Faith.
Thus you have Germans and others promoting the ideology of the LGBTQetc political movement as a sort of Magisterium for the new “church” that is being founded by these apostates. There are no moral standards apart from experiencing erotic love in any method or manner.
Archbishop Lefebrev only questioned certain pastoral aspects of Vatican II, its document on the liturgy, and its documents on religious liberty, ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue and openness to dialogue going with the world, i.e. pagans, agnostics and atheists.
He did not question actual revealed dogmas, doctrines, Natural Law, Scripture and Tradition.
What are the Germans doing and those who support them in this country and abroad and what are their parishes and liturgies like?