This interview with a Chicago television station by Archbishop Blase Cupich is encouraging actually.
When he says the critics of the pope are the conservatives, I think he means this in a political way and not just religious. Political conservatives who aren't even Catholic do not like Pope Francis' theology of the economy or his encyclical Laudato Si. In fact in one of my classes on the encyclical I pondered out loud that some of this stuff could get him killed by those in power in governments and financial institutions and I mean that quite literally. They are the new communists trying to destabilize the pope and Church.
While Archbishop Cupich is very pastoral, he isn't selling the Catholic farm out to the fads and trends of today's political and economic world. He's saying no to cafeteria Catholics. Even though this is heavily edited, it is very hopeful I think: