There was a time in Ireland when priests were respected, even revered. That time is over. Not only do people not go to Mass, but priests are shown open hostility. Cynicism now hides the deep betrayal the people feel for the institutions they once respected who failed them. Not only the church but, doctors, bankers and law enforcement are met with much deserved scorn. Sarcasm has replaced superstition and dogma, yet underneath the people grieve a lost sense of community. Here a priest struggles to help his parishioners who reject him and thrust the weight of the sins of all authority past and present on him. When his life is threatened, there is no way to guess who did it when everyone has an ax to grind.