Sheeran, Michael J. “Is the Church open to change in its governance?”. Occasional paper no. 4, April 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4068.
Father Michael Sheeran,S.J., President of Regis University (CO), highlights changes related to the selection of bishops and the election of popes that have occurred throughout the Church's history. He also discusses the contemporary American experience of a laity increasingly well-educated and competent in professional expertise but often not well-educated "in the Faith." He calls for a "new evangelization" and for greater access to significant decision-making.