I must confess to not understanding much about the world Catholic Church. From what I have observed as an outsider, many rituals seem to have been altered to accommodate cultures around the world. Yet, Rome comes down hard on the U. S. when its Catholics have a different take on the faith.
For example, Rome changed the English version of mass was changed a little in the last year. There was hair splitting about the meaning of words which had to be decided in the Vatican.
Then, the new Pope, said to have a different idea of how to conduct Vatican business, came down on the side of ”controlling” the Sisters here in the U. S. There is no room in the inn for deviations from the company line.
From the attached link, I learned Rome will allow some accommodation to local customs, but the line is carefully drawn. The European model of oneness between church and state is different than the U. S. model of political accommodation to changing societal norms.
It is interesting the “European” version of the church is very conservative. Yet, European society has lost interest in Christianity even more than has happened in the U. S.
It seems inevitable church scandals and growing public indifference to the faith will bring the Catholic Church to be something different than it has been. It would be well served by acknowledging the popularity of birth control and gay marriage mean the old dogmas are falling on deaf ears.