Feminist scholars and others at an April 16 panel discussion spoke on Francis' attitude toward women. The consensus: Despite some positive developments in his papacy, Francis' issues with women continue to disappoint.
Francis at Five Years: Although Pope Francis remains popular, controversy about his pontificate is real, especially among inner-circle Catholics deeply invested in the church, said speakers at the April 3 event, sponsored by Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns.
NCR Today: Trying to change leadership, tepid on women's issues, Pope Francis sometimes looks like someone who feels he has gone as far as he can and is discouraged from continuing to push for change. The resistance is winning.