Use media to reach the young, says Barron

Fr. Robert Barron

Fr. Robert Barron

November 25, 2013

Chicago priest Father Robert Barron has a dream – for another grand, sweeping documentary on Catholicism.

It’s the latest goal for the priest who more than a dozen years ago was asked to jump-start an evangelical endeavour to “invade that space” where the Church’s message was not often heard.

“If you want to reach people who are under 40, you have to use media.

Things like YouTube had just come into being and we jumped into that with two feet,” said Barron.

“If you want to find the unchurched Catholics and the secularists, you aren’t going to find them by staying in church and inviting them to programs.

You have to use this new means. We have to invade that space.”