Why Are So Few Catholics Attending Church?

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, United States, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat during a consistory inside the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, United States, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat during a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, United States, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat during a consistory inside the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, United States, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat during a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Why Are So Few Catholics Attending Church?

Did you go to church or attend a religious service over the weekend? If you’re Catholic, the answer is likely a no. A new Gallup poll shows that just 39 percent of Catholics go to services every week, down from 45 percent a decade earlier. We talk with a Catholic priest and theologian for his perspective on this trend. We also open the phones to hear from listeners about how their attendance to their house of worship may have changed over the years.