But you'd think the Church would say 'things were done that were bad, but in it all the Light of Christ was able to be seen, and many who lived in darkness came to see the great Light. And that's what we celebrate.' Or something. But nope. In following with the implicit to be explicit universalism in modern Catholicism, the Gospel is just stuff. The Social Doctrine as presented by the victorious Secular Left must be embraced.
And the dying West? What of the civilization that the Church built? Well, we turn again to that favorite prophet whose words may not be quoted, but they sure are lived:
"A new Power is rising. Against it the old allies and policies will not avail us at all ... This then is one choice before you, before us. We may join with that Power ... There is hope that way. Its victory is at hand; and there will be rich reward for those that aided it. As the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it. We can bide our time, we can keep our thoughts in our hearts, deploring maybe evils done by the way, but approving the high and ultimate purpose: Knowledge, Rule, Order; all the things that we have so far striven in vain to accomplish, hindered rather than helped by our weak or idle friends. There need not be, there would not be, any real change in our designs, only in our means." Saruman the Wise, The Fellowship of the Rings