The headlines are optimistic:
“Pope Francis adviser hints at rethink on contraception ban” (The Telegraph)
“Pope in battle to win acceptance for contraception, divorcees, and annulments” (Irish Central)
“Vatican might OK contraception” (Joe. My. God)
Dig a little deeper into the story, though, and the truth is a lot less exciting. As is often the case, a well-known Vatican official says something off-the-cuff and the media, not always able to provide context, reads into it more than is actually there.