At the risk of driving you away from our pages, here is some other coverage and blogging from World Youth Day that may be worth your time:
— The Florida Catholic, which serves most of Florida’s dioceses, has its own set of five bloggers writing from Sydney this week (their biographies are here). Posts so far have included items on experiences with host families in Australia and checking the Great Barrier Reef off the pilgrims’ lists of life goals.
— Another diocesan paper with a blogger in Sydney is The Catholic Sun in Phoenix, which points out that staff writer Ambria Hammel is traveling with a group of Phoenix pilgrims. The paper is putting her posts on its regular blog site, blogtcs.com.
— And most readers here probably already know about the National Catholic Register’s ongoing blog called Pope2008.com since its focus has been on not just this papal trip but on all papal travel this year, including the April visit to the United States and United Nations.
— Also worth checking are the “youth reporters” using palm-sized digital camcorders in a project sponsored by the Web portal MyCatholicVoice. Here’s a fuller explanation from the U.S. bishops’ media relations office, and here’s a link to MyCatholicVoice’s “virtual pilgrimage” to World Youth Day.