When last did a bishop or a provinical simply compliment or even say hello to one of his 'foot soldiers'?
Indeed, they may well 'praise' their cronies and sycophants but communication skills within the institutional Catholic Church simply don't exist.
When last did a bishop or a provinical pick up his phone and say hello to one of his priests? Just to say hello and suggest meeting for a cup of coffee?
It's all worse than shocking.
Next time you are talking to a priest, a 'foot soldier' ask him when last did his bishop or provinical even say hello to him.
It was all so different at 06.15 on a summer morning in Rathgar.
It sure is a funny-old world.