In the interview, this good Jesuit explicitly claims the same foundation as Franciscan Sister Pat Farrell in her 2012 Assembly address: contemplation, community, discernment, solidarity with the poor, religious life as inherently prophetic, God's abundant love as central and source of hope.
When he talks about church rules, he recognizes out loud what LCWR's sisters have been quietly living for a very long time: the complex cultural context, the primary importance of pastoral care, the need for change over time. Like many LCWR sisters, he has chosen not to talk about abortion, gay marriage, and contraception because "The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials... The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant." For this same perspective, LCWR got in trouble with the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
It's ironic that the CDF mandate survives after this interview in which Pope Francis emphasizes that it's the Curia (and thus CDF) that need reform.
I've redoubled my prayers for Archbishop Sartain and for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. I hope that Pope Francis' interview helps them see LCWR not as a problem but as a beacon of the same radiance.
I guess it'd be too much to call them and say, "This interview is what we've been trying to tell you!"