Please ask your Catholic friends as many 'questions' as you can think of. Just for information, of course. We Catholics, especially English speakers and, most of all, Americans, need all the help we can get in remembering what the heck our Church actually teaches.
My My, you see what Vatican ll has done! This is a sad statement,....What has happened to the Catholic Faith ?
Having read some of the 16 documents, I think it didn't 'do' much of anything.
I certainly see the result of a lot of people using V II as a convenient excuse for dissent. I lived through it. The dissent is the work of the people not the Council.
I certainly remember many North American 'theologians' formally rebelling when Humanae Vitae was issued. They challenged the Papal authority to definitively teach morality and they did it in writing. That wasn't the Council's fault. That was a venal grasping for power by human beings.
Of course, if one reads the history of the Church there doesn't seem to be any century when the Church has not been under continuous assault from within and without. A Golden Age in The Past of equanimity and widespread faithfulness is a fairy tale.