I think it's against "social justice" and the "common good" that the average Catholic will not be able to attend any of the planned events to see the Pope or participate in fellowship and celebration with other faithful on the occasion of the visit this year. Local parish events and watching media coverage can hardly be compared to "being there".
The events are "invitation" only - for those deemed worthy and even the local parish ticket lotteries discriminate in favour of certain Catholic groups such as "married couples celebrating anniversaries" and the like.
Every Catholic ought to be given an equal chance to attend an open air event. Presumably numbers are restricted due to "costs", "logistics" and "security". Yet these ought to be managed in a developed democracy - if Poland and Mexico could do it for JP II (despite an actual assisination attempt) - why can't Britain? What exactly are the unprecedented security threats this September? What about the costs and ushering of crowds- really too much to be born by the UK government? How do countries hosting World Youth Day manage?
Why can't the Holy Father come and be with his flock - who need much strengthening and support to be ambassadors of the Gospel in the current climate? This is as important as meeting with political leaders given the rarity of papal visits to the UK - the opportunity is not likely to repeat itself.
At the moment the visit is like that of a pop celebrity with exclusive concert tickets or an world leader with an impersonal agenda.