The bishops scuttled the idea that some (primarily nuns, priests, and bishops) should aim to be holy while most laity need not bother. In its place, they insisted that holiness is the responsibility of every Catholic.
Were the bishops not correct in this? Is holiness not the responsibility of every Catholic?
Surely it's not impossible to elevate the religious life without dismissing the necessity of holiness for the laity.
I was introduced to a book recently that equated pre-VII popes to modern feminists for their mutual role in belittling the vocation of motherhood. My visceral reaction was that the comparison was insane, but maybe there's a least a grain of truth to the premise.