Excerpt of the report given by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. and General Relator of the Synod of Bishops.
The responses from bishops in the so-called third world – more recently evangelized societies – indicate the same experience in their own local churches. (cf Instrumentum laboris nn. 87-89)
This current situation is rooted in the upheavals of the 1970s and 80s, decades in which there was manifest poor catechesis or miscatechesis at so many levels of education. [And I thought Vatican II was supposed to bring in a new springtime, a new Pentecost!] We faced the hermeneutic of discontinuity [after Vatican II!} that permeated so much of the milieu of centers of higher education [like Ateneo and La Salle and soooo many Catholic schools and houses of formations!] and was also reflected in aberrational liturgical practice. [like the Kiko Mass, Misa ng Sambayanang Pilipino, liturgical inculturation, liturgical danceers of Fr. Swswswswshhh...] Entire generations have become disassociated from the support systems that facilitated the transmission of faith. It is as if a tsunami of secular influence has swept across the cultural landscape, taking with it such societal markers as marriage, family, the concept of the common good and objective right and wrong. [All after the glorious promises of Vatican II!] Tragically, the sins of a few have encouraged a distrust in some of the very structures of the Church herself. (cf Instrumentum laboris n. 69, n. 95, n. 104)
Secularization has fashioned two generations of Catholics who do not know the Church’s foundational prayers. [All after Vatican II!] Many do not sense a value in Mass attendance, fail to receive the sacrament of penance and have often lost a sense of mystery or the transcendent as having any real and verifiable meaning. [All because of the liturgical revolution which our very own Fr. Anscar Chupungco is guilty of promoting and spreading!]
All of the above resulted in a large segment of the faithful being ill-prepared to deal with a culture that, as our Holy Father has pointed out on his many visits around the world, is characterized by secularism, materialism and individualism.
All of these, and more ghastly things happened and still happening in the Church after Vatican II...
And it was supposed to be a new Pentecost...
Based on Cardinal Wuerl's words, it's more like a trip back to the time of the Golden Calf!
And I kept on telling you that I hope and pray for a Syllabus of Errors to come out of this Synod.
Even though some of the bishops there in attendance have questionable orthodoxy namely Archbishop...