"Focus on children", fine. The Pope is saying a great deal more than that, though. And as I said before, the fact that it is the Pope automatically carries a lot of weight; it's not an idle philosophical question. If the Pope doesn't expect any actions or policies to be taken, why say anything?
I mean, look at the title of the article that you posted:
Pope warns feminists
Bishops told to take hard line on issue of gender
That is not idle philosophical musing. There are a lot of Bishops out there, with a lot of influence. And they are being "told to take a hard line on issue of gender."
NOT "being told to take a hard line on focusing on children."
NOT "being told to take a hard line on offering support to any person, male or female, who wants to parent."
No. "Being told to take a hard line on issue of gender."
So, that is what being disagreed with.
If everyone thinks that things should be made as smooth as possible for WHOMEVER wants to raise the child, that WHOMEVER wants to raise the child should be given respect and prestige, well, excellent! That's certainly something I've talked about a lot here. But this is explicitly in terms of gender. Why?