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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07327013707393086096 Christopher Lake

    Yep, it's a mixed bag, but I've heard some very good things about WYD, from the comments here and from other sources. Given that the Pope will be there, and that there is Mass, the Sacrament of Penance/Reconcilation, and at least *some* genuine Catholic catechesis happening, it *has* to be better than some of the Protestant shenanigans that I've seen!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06092410765851812842 Mark of the Vineyard

    Planking at WYD. They could do the "original" Catholic plank and prostrate on the ground in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Now there's a photo I'd love to see!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17394136098594570091 Timothy

    That first photo makes me want to sway. Or put my hands in the air.Or maybe both at the same time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01178746015287315491 TMitchell

    Clearly, those young men are practicing for their ordinations.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02623178558385901138 Rich

    I'm always secretly hoping the Papa will bust out with a Latin Mass at WYD. Man, would that surprise some people!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14820973023817185372 Sancta Camerinus

    Yep, because you don't want to mess up your only chance to prostrate in public. Too bad I can't get the live feed :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07364277284129639303 Cruise the Groove.

    Hyperextensions at WYD.Strong backs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11305092097247290243 Anita Moore

    Um…what the crap are those guys doing in the street?

  • http://www.chantcafe.com Charles in CenCA

    Kat, give the nuns and guitars thing a rest. There's no context provided with your snapshot, there's no evidence (and guitars do not constitute evidence a lack of reverence, despite your clever and funny sidebar) in that snapshot of any substantive disrespect for Jesus the Lord.Come out to California, I'll chant for you 'til both our asses are sore and we feel very Roman/Latin.It ain't about the damn guitars.By the way, outta Fayetteville, my wife and I had the opportunity to take in urban Charlotte. Not too bad.

  • maryclare

    Hear hear Charles. There is room for both chant and guitars and reverence.maryclare :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16585104084132192522 Fr. Erik Richtsteig

    One WYD was enough for me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173156547926782633 MaryW

    Charles in CenCal, some of us have a different opinion and we have a right to express it, just as you do. But I think it can be done without ridiculing people and foul language. For me Sacred music/guitars is an oxymoron.Mary in SoCal

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you will like this?http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2011/08/juventutem-taking-wyd-to-different.htmlJust look at this picture;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-un0xN_TJLyI/Tkz94v5lNYI/AAAAAAAAEa0/FHgkrKvTBMc/s1600/rey-juventutem.jpgI have never planned to attend WYD, but after seeing this, maybe next time :), for now i have vatican youtube channel and livestream of events…