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By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 20, 2005

Here's an interesting interview with Barb Nicolosi on the pop culture front of the culture wars. Lots of her points I agree with; some I don't; most often I don't have the right to an opinion. But it's clear she doesn't pull her ideas off the rack. An excerpt:

I think that, unfortunately, a lot of orthodox Catholics and Christians are either sitting in the cave hunkered down, or they're like Jonah sitting under a gourd plant waiting for God to vent his wrath on the world -- on the ungodly -- and they're going to be disappointed if He doesn't. I don't see these people having sorrow for sin; I see them having indignation towards sin. And to me, that's an important difference. Sorrow for sin is "I am a part of this." Indignation for sin is "you are the ones messing up the world."

Well put. But note the pro-active corollary. When the way forward is blocked by a despotism, it's popular indignation at his tyranny, not sorrow for it, that the tyrant fears.

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  • Posted by: Brennan - Oct. 20, 2005 8:26 PM ET USA

    I thoroughly enjoy reading Barbara Nicolosi. I appreciate her honesty and bluntness. For me it is not so much a frustration with Hollywood, it is more of a frustration with ourselves. We (or at least the hierarchy) do have control over our liturgy, yet we now have a liturgy which I think can be described as extremely mediocre. And we build churches which, if not downright ugly, are rather nondescript. Through liturgy, architecture, and artwork we could help form a better culture.