Bishop Tod D. Brown of Orange County sent Monsignor John Urell out of the country before he could finish testifying in a child molestation lawsuit.
The lawsuit was settled, but the bishop faces criminal contempt-of-court prosecution.
Apparently Monsignor Urell was upset after testifying for half a day. Testifying about hiding crimes against children is stressful for priests. I guess high-ranking priests belong to a different culture than ordinary Catholics, for whom confession is a comforting and regular practice.