Dear Francis, Thank you for the steps you have taken to place women in leadership roles. But I am still very sad about the message that our church conveys to women and girls. I had hoped to see more change for our two young granddaughters but continue to feel both sad and ashamed that this church I love can offer only limited recognition to females. Church history is rich with examples of female leadership; we simply have to open our eyes and hearts to these human possibilities. Let us pray together for deepened wisdom.