As I was nibbling on today's chocolate from the Advent calendar, I received a letter from a lady asking me to explain the problems of Vatican Two in simple terms. OK, well here goes!
Vatican Two contains many statements which seem orthodox, but which in fact are unorthodox. In other words, the orthodox veneer disguises the unorthodox meaning. I'll give you a few examples:
Vatican Two states that "Christ the Lord founded one church and one church only" - this is code for Christ founded lots of churches.
Vatican Two states that "the Catholic Church is the mystical body of Christ" - this is code for the Catholic Church is not the mystical body of Christ.
Vatican Two's declaration of religious liberty states that it leaves untouched the traditional teaching of the Church - this of course is code meaning that it is changing the traditional teaching of the Church.
Vatican Two condemned false irenicism - this is code meaning they support false irenicism.
But worst of all, Vatican Two uses that most wicked word "subsists" - an evil word which has never ever ever ever been used in the Catholic Church prior to Vatican Two (with the exception of the Penny Catechism, the Baltimore catechism and others).
The word "subsists" means to stop, to cease or to exist in a specified entity or form. Now, Vatican Two said that the Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church. On first appearance, it may appear that Vatican Two teaches that the Church of Christ is identified solely with the Catholic Church , but again it is code for the Catholic Church is a subset (the word sounds similar let's face it) of the Church of Christ.
You may ask how we can be so sure that our interpretation of Vatican Two is the correct one - the answer is simple. When Rome became neo-modernist and neo Protestant, he sent Archbishop Le Havre to keep the old faith going. My dear brethren, I am but a humble sinner, but I am also the successor of Archbishop Le Havre, which means my private judgement in the matter is binding on all the faithful - the Pope included.