Wasn't there any important news in the country or the world this week?
Not according to the Melbourne media, who have kept us breathlessly updated on the mandatory retired processes of the Catholic church, most especially as it affects one Father Bob of South Melbourne.
The church holds onto these guys until the overly-ripe age of 75 years, after which they keep them housed and supported until death.
Father Bob, just incidentally, has kept his parish in deficit, to the tune of millions, for eight out of the last 11 years.
Apart from the adoring support of his parishioners, Father Bob apparently has the vigorous support for his ongoing priestishness of "leading politicians and business leaders who were trying to convince Archbishop Hart to let Father Bob continue his work".
Which is noice.
My care factor?
When one Catholic priest hits 75 and has to retire, why are we all forced to take an interest?
Congregation gets behind Father Bob