Crisis Podcast Episode 7: The Role of the Laity

The vast majority of Catholics are lay people; living out their mission as Christians in the world. How did the laity respond to the abuse crisis? How can the laity help the Church to move forward? This episode features Jonathan Reyes, Deborah Savage, Dan Cellucci, and Francesco Cesareo. This is a Catholic podcast from Catholic University.


  • Daniel Cellucci, Catholic Leadership Institute
  • Francesco Cesareo, former chair of the USCCB National Review Board and President of Assumption University (bio on bottom of the page linked)
  • Jonathan Reyes, Knights of Columbus
  • Deborah Savage, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota