I know that the 1950's were better than today, my problem is when they are upheld as ideal. When I think of puritanism in the 1950's I think not of something rigorous, but of pietism. Such pietism states that priests are to only preach on pious practical subjects and not on anything controversial. It wants them to avoid nonreligious subjects or doctrine that may scare some away. To the pietists, the goal of priests and bishops is to get us to heaven, not teach one about the world. Such mentality as one can see leads to a compartmentalization and a lack of integral Catholicity.