“Being a bishop is not for cowards,” he adds. “Failure of episcopal leadership in the post-Vatican II era has typically not been in the clumsy exercise of power, but in their reluctance to support those who defend authentic Catholic teaching. This trend is passing.” (Source)
If you want to know the state of the Episcopacy over the past 40 years in the Catholic Church, you just read it.
At least the future is looking brighter. When you’re at the bottom, there’s no where to go but up.