Today more than ever the Christian must be aware that he belongs to a minority and that he is in opposition to everything that appears good, obvious, logical to the 'spirit of the world', as the New Testament calls it. Among the most urgent tasks facing Christians is that of regaining the capacity of nonconformism, i.e., the capacity to oppose many developments of the surrounding culture. ~Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, The Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church
And this interview is from 1985. How much more necessary is the need for nonconformism in today's zeitgeist?