One of the things I find most annoying about modernism in the Church is the liberties taken in the interpretation of the icons which are part of the heritage of our Catholic faith. From the Stations of the Cross depicting only Christ's suffering Face, to Crucifixes with no Corpus, draped in a cloth ( both of which are evident at local Churches) to some of the more outrageous travesties such as a female Corpus, and the ever present slogans on banners, there is a distinct lack of taste and understanding of the rich heritage of Catholic art. I know some folks think that it is ostentatious to have grand displays of art and architecture, saying that Christ lived a simple and frugal life, but our Churches are meant to give Him glory and honour, and to lift our souls up to God. Somehow, a crucifix, empty of the Sacred Body, that looks like a plus sign made out of glass, with little colored squares scattered across it, suspended on wire above the small plain wood altar, does absolutely nothing to lift my heart and soul up to God.
The other thing that bugs me about this is that it is women who are perpetrating this tasteless nonsense; most of the "decor" in our parishes is done by women. Why have women today lost the sense of the sacred?