I join you in not being altogether pleased with Vatican II. But most of Vatican II was just moving the furniture around and starting to celebrate Mass in the local language. The criticisms are just quibbles.
For 2000 years the Catholic Church has always varied from country to country in non-essentials and surface appearances. In essentials it is unchanged and thank God for it and its lone stand against the extensive depravity of modernity. Most of the martyrs in this new Age of Martyrdom are Roman Catholics though the media insist on the generic term “Christians”.
The essential Mass is the same.
As Scott Hahn has clearly demonstrated in “Consuming the Word: The New Testament and The Eucharist in the Early Church” the “New Testament”is actually not part of a a book. The “New Testament” is the Catholic Mass.
The Mass is the opera, the Bible is just the libretto.
It was more than merely moving furniture around: like moving the Tabernacle into an insignificant niche or room and moving the tenets of the faith out the window. This was done IN ORDER TO CREATE A NEW RELIGION.
The mistaken purpose, that is if Marxist prelates weren’t in on the scheme and I doubt that fact, was to bring the archaic Roman Catholic Church into the 32st Century.
But they forgot one thing: Jesus Christ doesn’t wear Nikes.