A few weeks back we had the retired priest who helps out around the parish saying Mass again. For his homily he once again hit one of his favourite themes: Vatican.II and the wonders it has worked. He spent some time mocking- there is no other word for it- the pre-conciliar Church, as compared to, say, today.
Puff nearly stormed out of Mass. I was, as always when this guy preaches, grateful the girls pretty much ignore the homily. I just sat mentally counting his errors.
I could go and rebut him point by point, but why bother? Instead, I reject his conclusion on its face. If you want to tell me things were a mess pre V II, sure, I imagine it was. But then you want to tell me that everything is so much better now, particularly in a church that's seven eighths empty? Not buying it. Not for a second.