In the five years since his election, Francis has implemented in the church a dynamic, well-considered transformation process, based on the principles of the Second Vatican Council.
Grace on the Margins: How can women achieve true empowerment when their religious leaders declare that it is God's plan that women are not entitled to equal spiritual authority?
Commentary: Despite 20 years of discrimination of women and denial of women's basic human rights as spiritual equals before God, women are serving in priestly ministry.
"This teaching that 'women are not fully in the likeness of Jesus' -- qualifying ... as a theological explanation -- is utterly and demonstrably heretical," Fr. John Shea wrote.