It is my own repeated reminder to all who will listen that but a minority of Catholics have a familiarity with the actual documents of the Second Vatican Council. I fear that the same lack of familiarity characterizes many who speak glibly of the spirit of the Council, dismissing with near-contempt those who suggest what the Fathers of the Council actually said. This, twenty-eight years after the publication of the documents!
(O’Connor, “Foreword,”Trojan Horse in the City of God [1993 edition], pp. x-xi)