I am in Donegal at the moment, visiting my family, so the blog has been quiet. So much has been happening within the Irish Church of late, and unfortunately every anti-catholic person in Ireland has been having a field day. I am almost glad I do not have the time to attempt a response on any of it. Our Church is on its knees and all around are giving it a good kicking. I was shocked and saddened, but not surprised by our Taoiseach's rant against the Church, and the pathetic media frenzy that followed, celebrating the new "mature" Ireland. But most of all I am annoyed by the silence, yes the SILENCE of our shepherds, our bishops. I keep waiting for one of them to say something. Where are you guys? On holidays??? Could at least one of our bishops attempt to lead the catholics in Ireland at this difficult time? Your people need leadership. I need leadership. Please lead! P-L-E-A-S-E!