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In what way was my question too broad and how could it be fixed?

A few days back I asked this question about labels in the Catholic church and later self-answered. My question was eventually closed as "too broad".

When are the various assorted labels for Catholics applied and how are they related? - on hold by Flimzy, fredsbend, Andrew Leach, Mawia, and Affable Geek

I would like to hear some feedback from the close voters (or anyone really) on what it means in a situation like this that a question might have "either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format." As a point of reference, my question arose from Monica Cellio's earlier question about Vatacan II objectors which currently has 4 answers (with current upvotes 9, 7, 6, and 5) and is not closed.

In what way is my question more broad than that? Can anyone suggest a reasonable way to approach this question in a way that puts all the assorted labels in context without being too broad?