Fr. Longenecker, in a tribute post to St. Lucy, has words that ought to speak to every Catholic:
This is exactly the temptation most American Catholics face: the temptation to marry the ways of the world–to make our real commitment to wealth, comfort, security and pleasure. Then we plan to practice our religion secretly on the side. The temptation is to take the easy way out, not to make a fuss, not to stand up and be a martyrs, but to go with the flow and fit in. The temptation is to submit to pressure and to marry the ways of the world, to wed ourselves to the values of the society around us–to sell out.
This is why I love Lucy–because she did not compromise.
Go read the whole post. Learn something about St. Lucy. Learn something about what it means to be Catholic.