The Catholic Church remains a medieval institution. The trappings of absolute monarchy, nobility, elaborate ritual and liturgy and a separation of clergy from the daily lives of the "fathful" (the people in the pews) are obstacles to the work of evangelization that lies at the heart of the Catholic Church.
The church remains dominated by a caste of celibate (if not always chaste) elderly men who think themselves above the opinions or will of lay Catholics.
Ordination of married prests, ordination of women priests, a reasonable position rearding non-abortive birth control; these are all matters of grave interest to lay Catholics but only matters of somewhat abstracted debate for the hierarchy.
The Catholic Church needs a pope who will stop "going through the motions" in the general aea of priestly misbehavior and hierarchical toleration of that behavior. You think this work of cleansing has ben accomplished? You are wrong! pl