Cardinal George spearheads revitalization of Chicago Archdiocese
CHICAGO, FEB. 16, 2006 (Zenit.org).- A yearlong series of Masses, prayer novenas, discussions and other events is under way in an effort to revitalize Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese.
Cardinal Francis George has commissioned the project called Mission Chicago 2006 in response to lower Sunday Mass attendance, new allegations of sexual abuse by priests, and fallen-away Catholics who may have soured on the Church.
The mission is beginning with a three-day Catholic Festival of Faith in suburban Rosemont. It will continue with six revival talks at parishes from Feb. 23 to April 9.