In many places, they had to find compromise formulas, in which, often, the positions of the majority are located immediately next to those of the minority, designed to delimit them. Thus the conciliar texts themselves have a huge potential for conflict, open the door to a selective reception in either direction. [...] For most Catholics, the developments put in motion by the Council are part of the Church's daily life. But what they are experiencing is not the great new beginning nor the springtime of the Church, which were expected at that time, but rather a Church which has a wintery look, and shows clear signs of crisis.BOOM! Literally. This admission by one of the most liberal Catholic Cardinals since the Council itself has come out and said that compromise and conflict were intentional. He has admitted that the ambiguity of the Council was built in and that it was intentional. That there were designs on delimitations (for those who might better understand it in these terms, deregulation).
Now when we read the documents, we find that there is a clear reason why there are no dogmas or doctrines defined, because there was never any intention to do so. We find that documents like Sacrosanctum Concilium and Nostrae Aetate were intentionally vague and deregulatory. We see that the leadership of the Church did have an agenda to effect the daily life of the Church in a way which was unclear, but the burning question is why? What is the reason for the deregulation or delimiting? If the texts had a huge potential for conflict (which has been realized), why were they ratified?
So, what now? Those of us who have been calling this out now know that the premise we've been forwarding is correct. We must go about proving it.
Why is this coming out now? I think that perhaps (and this is my own opinion) that the baby boomer generation is starting to feel it's mortality, whereas before they had an air of invincibility. I think that they are trying to set their legacy as really being proponents for change and this is a way to do it. They've gone so long lying about the reality of what the documents of Vatican Council II actually said that now it has come time to say the truth and defend their actions so that they can put their mark firmly into history. The Boomers lived their lives saying, "Don't trust anyone over 30...." Now they are in their 60's and 70's and the truth is coming out...they didn't. They were changing for the sake of change, not only in society, but as it has been admitted, in the leadership's actions surrounding the Church.
This is a sad commentary on a generation that didn't trust. They didn't trust society, they didn't trust the Church. They didn't trust in God. And this is what we are left with, a false premise which defined two generations of Catholics.
The reality is that my generation didn't buy it, and those of us that are left (or are coming back) are those who will have to fix it. And the first step is proving our premise. A premise which was just spelled out by His Eminence.