There is no question that Pope Francis seeks to make dramatic changes in the Catholic Church. What he seeks for Catholics is not exactly what Catholics such as Marco Rubio or Rick Santorum or Jeb Bush would desire in their version of Catholicism. Pope Francis is attempting to create a Catholic church for the 21st century. It would be an institution in which the poor, the working class, the middle class would enjoy a sense that their leaders are concerned with a world in which the good life goes to those whom Jesus regarded as his flock. It would be a church in which the wealthy would be expected to pay their fair part of the needs required by the State. In simple words, pay higher taxes and provide higher wages to those who do the real work.
However, at some point, Francis has to address the most critical issue for Catholics–what is the role of women? His recent step to make annulment easier is a good beginning. However, given the continued drop in the number of young Catholic males the ONLY way to get more native born Catholics into the priesthood must include:
Marriage for priests.
Sorry, there is no other alternative!