Penal Days and today in Co Cavan. Now our own so called Government forbid our Mass. Fr Hughes will go down in Irish History as a man who stood up for Catholics as did Fr John Murphy of Boolavogue fame in 1798 Co. Wexford. ‘Turn off your TV,’ Fr Hughes said, ‘and focus on Holy Week.’ He is indeed a Good Shepherd. The past year, 2020, was a golden time for the Catholic Church in Ireland to man up and reclaim its voice again against the naysayers and knockers. Alas, no.