The Church's shrinking influence in society has not always been reflected in its theology, which up until the 1960s called for the Church to be established as the state religion in all countries. At Vatican Council II, though, the Church's bishops made a sea change, accepting the diversity of modern communities as a blessing from God and dropping its claims to the primacy of place in society. From then on it would recognize the validity, and indeed the beauty, both of other religions and of the social state separate from the Church. We may say that the Catholic vision for society is no longer the vision of a Catholic society. Still, the principle that guided Catholics of bygone eras to desire a Catholic state and modern Catholics to accept diversity remains the same: that society should be organized in accordance with the will of God in such a way as to make the moral life easily accessible and socially accepted.