The pattern appears to continue. When the bishop has not himself committed the sexual sin, he has tended to be left to face the music from flock and civil authorities, if civil authorities (that is, us laity) press charges. If he has committed the sexual sin himself, he’s gone. O’Brien is now gone–leaving us with one less knave at the conclave. Would that others would recuse themselves and save us the grief of having to endure their self-absorption. God forgive O’Brien and the others–especially me–who bring shame on Christ’s Name and Church.