There was nothing unorthodox in the documents of Vatican II. The Church needed renewal. It even needed liturgical renewal.
That probably ought to have occurred in a more orderly, more thoughtful fashion.
Instead, a great number of liturgists, some self proclaimed, some with their own agendas, were unleashed on unsuspecting parishes, eager to try first one innovation, then another, then another. It was pretty wild. I knew that the Church would endure, that things would eventually settle down. And they did, in the dioceses I have been in. But the transition period was a huge shock to many Catholics who simply wanted to go to Sunday Mass without being bombarded with tryouts of new things.
So I’m glad we had the Council, but I’m sorry for those Catholics whose sensibilities were unfairly subjected to a barrage of transitional changes. Had we gone directly from the former Tridentine Mass to the OF Mass that we now celebrate in my own parish, there would have been no outcry. It just didn’t play out that way.