Never been to NCYC…but I went to WYD in Cologne and it ROCKED. Loved it. Now…there was some goofiness, like the actual German people who had arranged some of the literature had taken some liberties with a few things but ultimately, it was an awesome experience. Nothing can beat meeting Catholics from all over the world, seeing all those princes of the Church…ahhhhh and of course seeing Papa B was…unbelievable.
While in Cologne (actually my host family was in Dusseldorf, about 30 mins south of there), at our catechesis parish, we met the Bishop who will be in charge of all the WYD arrangements in Australia and I have great reason to believe that the WYD down under will be even more solid than Cologne’s. He had a question and answer session when the catechesis was over, and someone asked about the vocations shortage. His answer? More Eucharistic Adoration, more devotion to Our Lady, and more faithfulness to Church teachings, especially those related to sexuality.
Start saving now though…plane tickets will be expensive!