Cardinal George collaborates with priest in New Evangelization efforts
Priest set to bring Catholics back
Sundays, for the vast majority of Chicagoland Roman Catholics, are spent anywhere but in a church.
It's not a new trend. Only about one in five of the 2.3 million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago -- and that number is down 5 percent since 1990 -- attend Mass.
Rev. Robert Barron has been asked to change this.
Cardinal Francis George approached the 46-year-old theology professor at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein last November and said he wanted Barron to "jump-start evangelization."