I'll have more to say in the coming weeks, but for now here are two little points I notice, and one personal reflection.
A Church Obsessed With Sex
The section that has gotten the most play, unsurprisingly, is the Pope's comments on Catholic sexual ethics. Let me quote the section, in a slightly fuller form than has been generally presented:
We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.