We've come a long way from:
"Furthermore we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff."
(Note that the "we declare, we proclaim, we define" language is an indication the Pope is speaking ex cathedra.)
What the Nuncio was saying is obviously heresy, from both Catholic and Orthodox perspectives. The long way we've come (or fallen rather) is allowing heresy to run rampant.
I still feel like I'm in limbo between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. I don't give religious assent of the mind and will to Vatican II, and I think its highly probably that we warned about mass apostasy in the third secret of Fatima and that its all being covered up... but then I start to feel like a conspiracy nutcase and find my whole position as a "traditionalist" Catholic to be untenable. Looking at the Church Fathers I see a good case for the Catholic and the Orthodox stance.
I guess I'm making up for all the teenage angst I never had.