That would be a “No”

That would be a “No”

A judge refused Bishop Thomas O’Brien’s request that he be credited for travel time during his court-mandated community service. His hubris still amazes me. He’s convicted of a crime and gets off without jail time, and still complains about the community service he gets, community service that is what he should be doing in the first place as a Catholic priest and bishop!

The judge also denied a change in the 40-hour per month minimum of hours served (a little more than 1 hour per day!), but did allow him flexibility in the number of hours per week. However, it still has to add to 40 at the end of the month. At 40 hours per month, it will take him 2 years and 1 month to fulfill his obligation. That’s not exactly onerous.

Evidently the prosecutor’s complaints that loosening things for O’Brien would be preferential treatment got to the judge.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli

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