Bp. Lori was a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. I know he attended college seminary at St. Pius X in Erlanger, KY, because we were there together. I believe (but not sure) that he did his theology at Mt. St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, MD. His reputation was always that of a conservative (mostly due to his seminary background - especially the St. Pius connection). I hadn't seen him since seminary.
Shortly after being appointed to Bridgeport, a priest in his diocese committed suicide after being accused of sex abuse. Bp. Lori's immediate response was to apologize to anyone the priest may have abused (I don't know if the abuse was ever proven). His current rep among seasoned bishop-watchers is one of a personally holy man with no spine -- kind of like Wherl Lite.
So he's managed to keep under the national radar for years, and he has to pop his head above it for this?