This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
Hold on pardner! Catching and burying Exceptions is not a good thing (except in the movies). I'd bet that if you were to do a simple printStackTrace on your caught exceptions, you'd discover a problem.