Italian vaticanista Paolo Rodari has a good piece (in Italian) on his site. It had been published in Il Foglio.
This is about comments of the retired but not retiring former Vicar of Rome, His Eminence Camillo Card. Ruini.
The article is good, and I hope you read Italian.
But here is a couple bit which I have time to translate.
Anyone who knows well Cardinal Camillo Ruini says that all his of thought can be summed up by the phrase repeated for the last time in March 2007, when he had just left his post as the head of the Italian Bishops Conference and applied himself to work exclusively on a cultural project for the Italian Church: "If we Christians resign ourselves to being a ‘subculture’, in a world which looks down from the rooftops, then nothing can save us. It is true that challenges to the Church are growing. But it is preferable to be challenged than to be irrelevant."