The Catholic Church has been around for a few thousand years and has endured one crisis after another. My interest as a Jew was working in a Catholic college for many years during which time I witnessed wonderful nuns and priests attempt to introduce changes into the church. So, here are a few words for the church from an outside source. They are directed to Pope Francis.
1. Establish a council of nuns who would meet once a month and engage in an open honest dialogue with the Pope. Listen to the girls, they are interacting with Catholics every day.
2. Establish a council of priests who encompass all backgrounds and views. Let them speak their minds.
3. Establish a lay council, again representing diverse views. Have a monthly dialogue.
More diverse views is what a Pope needs in these troubled times.