The title is somewhat out of context, but certainly not entirely. Read the entire article, Cardinal George seems to recognize that Vatican II had certain unintended consequences that have not been good for the Faith.
Last year, the mostly lay Archdiocesan Pastoral Council asked the Presbyteral Council to consider how the homily at Mass might be used to deepen lay people’s understanding of some contested mysteries of faith. The request arose during a discussion on what it means to be Catholic. Many of the more external signs of Catholicism, the practices people associated with life in the Church, were abandoned thirty or more years ago. The disappearance of external protections left the internal life of faith exposed to error and confusion. The priests took the time to clarify with representatives of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council just what was being asked for, and a list of six topics was finally agreed upon. The six topics that are to be discussed at some time over the course of the year, depending on the liturgical readings and season, are: the Eucharist, ordained priesthood, penance or reconciliation, marriage, the Blessed Virgin Mary and immigration.
The first impression this list, minus the sixth concern about immigration, leaves with me is that we’re back to the Protestant Reformation.
There are many good people whose path to holiness is shaped by religious individualism and private interpretation of what God has revealed. They are, however, called Protestants.
I wouldn’t be upset if the Church decided that bible study courses be shut down in the parishes. Back in the “good ole days” we weren’t exactly encouraged to study the Bible. Instead, we were encouraged to learn what the Church scholars had interpreted instead of our personal interpretation.