Vox Nova has an inspiring article about Christian Practices in a Consumer Culture.
The article suggests, basically, that we practice Catholic spirituality in order to give ourselves a bit of a distance from modern culture so we can make conscious decisions about how it affects our lives.
It suggests such things as not shopping on Sundays, not eating meat on Fridays and not watching television. Recently, Cardinal Dolan of New York, suggested that the Catholic practice of eating fish on Fridays should continue. Twitter exploded in a barrage of support for this suggestion, which surprised even the Cardinal. I think we, as Catholics, hunger for a particular identity, which has been lost in our attempts to fit into the mainly Protestant, and now, Atheist/Agnostic culture around us.
Another very interesting suggestion is to renew the idea of a family meal. Pointing out that Christ's salvific sacrifice is inevitably tied into the Last Supper, and therefore, the Eucharist, at Christ's own initiation, the article says that although we need food to live, we are so divorced from its origins and importance, that the symbolic meaning in Communion is all but lost.
Lots of "food for thought" from Vox Nova.