The always sensible Amy Welborn has a good post on the NYT Papal Discussion blog in regards to Latin and Vatican II. She ends with an absolutely great line.
I mean, if you think about it, wasn’t Jesus, well … “pre-Vatican II”?
This demarcation using the council never made much sense and pre and post Vatican II is often treated as having the same weight as B.C. and A.C. which I guess now means Before Council and After Council. This is quite silly and is like looking at one tree ring and picking it out as having more meaning than all the other tree rings. When in reality every Council is a continuation and a sign of growth within the Church.