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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Aug 22, 2005

Amy Welborn makes the following modest proposal for WYD 2008:

Wouldn't it be a great idea if, in the three years before Sydney, the call went out to teach young people everywhere the Pater Noster, Ave Maria and Sign of the Cross in Latin? We could avoid all of the "Ohmygawdprevaticantwo" tremors by saying how AWESOME it would be for hundreds of thousands of young people to be able to actually pray together in one language in 2008 - what a powerful symbol and experience it would be. If we could just tease such a modest goal out from other agendas and fears, it could be a great moment.

Perhaps if the Kyrie eleison were added, and it were pointed out that this is Greek, it might be taken a gesture of benevolence toward the Orthodox as well.

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