Well, after years of preparations, World Youth Day 2008 is finally here! Organizers of the event have said they expect about 4,000 visitors an hour to attend the "Pilgrimage to the Cathedral." Wow! This is extra exciting because of Pier Giorgio's presence in the Cathedral. Among that large number of people there are probably many who have never heard of him, along with those who have a great devotion. It is definitely an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to do His thing and pour out grace upon grace upon all who pass through the cathedral doors. Meanwhile, those of us on this side of the world can do our part to participate in the activities by praying for all those in Sydney and especially our Holy Father as he begins his apostolic mission in Australia. What a pope! What a church! How great to be Catholic!