In an email today, Jamie writes that youth with the Juventutem contingent (see my post of August 11, 2005) are "everywhere," and are "very good." He says: "I mean, look at the Cardinals and bishops they have coming. They speak for themselves."
Jamie's brother, Chris (Against the Grain), offers a detailed round up of the opening days of the World Youth Day in Cologne, including the following:
For the traditionalist-minded of my readers, here is some liturgical eye-candy from the Juventutem website -- first photographs from World Youth Day 2005. As Brian from the new blog The New Liturgical Movement says: "Look at the traditionalistJamie is also part of a team at the Catholic Conference organizing the Apostolic Visitations of all major seminaries and religious houses in the U.S. planned to begin this Fall. This could be interesting, and is certainly something to be kept in our prayers.
pilgrims' Cologne schedule [.pdf format] . . . and then tell me you're not just a touch jealous." (Read more from Chris here.)