Vatican II is Catholicism on Future Shock.
“The accelerated pace of history is such that one can scarcely keep abreast of it. The destiny of the human race is viewed as a complete whole, no longer, as it were, in the particular histories of various peoples: now it merges into a complete whole. And so mankind substitutes a dynamic and more evolutionary concept of nature for a static one, and the result is an immense series of new problems calling for a new endeavor of analysis and synthesis.”
— (p. 907) #5. Gaudium et Spes. From The Vatican Collection: Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents. (Austin Flannery, O. P. General Editor) Northport, New York: Costello Publishing Company.
HT to The Catholic Eye