The week-long faith extravaganza of World Youth Day is underway now with more than a million young Catholics expected to pour in to Madrid.
Pope Benedict XVI isn't due until Thursday, but the $72 million celebration is still a hot item. And not all for good reasons, according to The New York Times,
... Bitter debates are raging over the festivities and the role of the church in Spanish politics.
... priests, along with dozens of left-leaning groups demanding a secular state and young people who occupied many of Spain's main squares for months to protest the government's handling of the economy, are planning at least one major protest march on Wednesday.