The Swallows fledged about ten days ago. They are gone each day to return each evening where they -the four of them- sat within their nest. This is the current state of affairs regarding the fledglings. The parents on the other hand roost on a electric flex to a lamp and have by day began building a new nest about two feet from the old one. There is something truly hilarious seeing the smug teenagers squashed into a home way to small while the parents construct anew.
We’ve had another report on clerical sex abuse of kids. This is the fifth in as many years. But the truly sad thing about this one is that it refers to abuse that happened in the last 15 years. Together with the Catholic Churches response. Cloyne Report It makes harrowing reading for any human being. Never mind for those that describe themselves followers of Jesus Christ. All this must be contrary to the UN Treaties.
Oh, for those of you old enough to remember Paul VI and John-Paul I. The priest at their shoulder in most of the shots from the 70’s is the Bishop of Cloyne referred in the report.