The history of the Passionist Order in America is long, dating to the mid-19th century (1852). For context, Italian missionaries were coming to America just as Darwin had published Origin of Species, the nation was polarized by the issues of slavery, and the Civil War was still nine years in the future.
All of this history is documented in the Passionist Historical Archives. I have no intention of replicating the archivists' excellent work found here, especially the work of Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P., although I have flagrantly stolen material from this site. I appreciate their forbearance.
I intend to find bits of history à propos the Order and, more specifically, on the timeframe, 1950-1970. Searching newspapers.com, I have discovered over 200 references (many more if you count the obituaries) using just the keyword Passionist. Newspapers.com cites 56,827 articles when searched with just passionist as the keyword from 1850-2020. As time permits, I will upload images of these clippings and add my two cents.