What should lay people do at a time of crisis and heartache in the Catholic Church?

Between scandals and secularization, do the people in the pews have any real power to create change for the better?

((Related: Listen to the second segment of this two-part interview with Meghan Cokeley, in which she describes the “sensus fidei,” which guides the faithful even when church leaders fail.)

Yes, says Meghan Cokeley, director of the Office for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who shares with producer Gina Christian the inside story on how the Catholic Church is actually supposed to work, thanks to its “two dimensions.”

(For more information on Meghan Cokeley’s series of presentations, “The Role of the Laity in a Time of Crisis,” visit http://www.phillyevang.org/events/.)

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