Aug 182012
 

Men of my generation will remember with fondness our schooldays, but most especially the morning prayers that started our young scholarly day with a strong dose of God’s grace.  (If we were in the Olympics, it would probably be illegal ha ha).  I remember with great vividness the prayer for the Conversion of Russia.

Ah, I can still see Brother McCormack’s face reddening with spiritual fervour as he came to his favourite part.

That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions.  In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.

And so it came to pass in the fullness of time that the evils of Communism were defeated and righteous men once more ascended to power in Russia.  And so it came to be that the Patriarch of the Eastern Church took his own office in the mighty Kremlin so that once more, temporal and spiritual came to be united in the great Empire and the world rejoiced.

Mr Putin is a strong leader, with a firm hand as any man must be if he is to guide such a huge nation onto the right path.  I know in my heart of hearts that cares for one thing only: the spiritual wellbeing of his beloved Mother Russia, and as every parent knows, one must be cruel to be kind.  All children benefit from the occasional light beating: it made me the man I am today and I am grateful to those kind priests who set me on the path of goodness.  Likewise the Russian people must now and then be chastised for failing to show respect, and it is not with any sense of satisfaction that I look on those young lassies from the beat group “Pussy Riot” as they languish in prison.

Yet, they must be punished.  They have after all committed a crime worse than any murder, by mocking both the Eastern Church and the Russian State.  It seems to me, therefore, that they got off with a light sentence.  In mocking the Church, they have made fun of Our Saviour Himself, and in some respects, Mr Putin also stands in loco Jesi.  I will not go so far as to suggest that they deserved execution, but some people are of that view and I can understand why they should feel that way.

I am quite certain that Mr Putin is heartbroken at the thought of young lassies in jail when they should be at home raising their children, but he must stand by the law, and therefore it is unreasonable to ask him to interfere in the due process of the independent  courts.

I shall pray for “Pussy Riot” and I shall also pray for Mr Putin that God will continue to grant him wisdom and fortitude as he steers his country on its difficult path to universal faith and salvation.  Deo Volente.

  10 Responses to “The Russians Are Right to Protect the Church By Jailing Pussy Riot”

Comments (10)
  1.  

    It’s quite mad the whole thing, I see Putin is saying he hopes 2 years isn’t too harsh so he can try and appear less of a cunt. Ireland could use some form of pussy riot, I’m thinking Geevolution or Flapocolypse.

  2.  

    Nice windup Bock – you nearly had me there. The steam was beginning to come out my ears until I read the line “…They have after all, committed a crime worse than any murder…”

    Deo Volente indeed. You’re some rogue.

  3.  

    is john waters the new guest columnist?

  4.  

    Father Fitz can occasionally express views that don’t reflect those of the editorial team. This is not a site that censors the opinions of contributors.

  5.  

    Father Fitz,

    The only flaw in your measured response to the abomination that is Pussy Riot is that the Moscow Patriarchate hates Rome almost as much as it hates punk poetry. Surely, Father Fitz, you cannot have missed the cable expressing Rome’s view of Orthodoxy?
    http://www.cablegatesearch.net/cable.php?id=02VATICAN3692

  6.  

    What you say is true, Rev Poulton, but as you may be aware, I have not always seen eye to eye with Rome on matters of faith and morals. In my view, the Eastern Church, is merely on temporary sabbatical before returning to the fold in due course. I take much the same view of the group to which you belong.

  7.  

    I am sure they are lesbians too (honest Christians – don’t be fooled that two of them have children). Surely a bit of rough prison sex will cure them of that also? And hence we come full circle, for not only is the orthodox church Greek in origin, but the Greeks invented gayness too!

  8.  

    You are entirely misguided and wrong. The Church has no view on females having particular friends, since sexual communion between women is impossible.

  9.  

    Hey u gotta laugh, all these really out there groups and comedians etc always pushing the envelope but bet ur ass they wont push the envelope with anything to do with the Muslim faith wonder why !!! lucky the christian faiths are so tolerant

  10.  

    Hey, Gerard. Let me just check something with you here.

    Are you saying there are no posts on this site lampooning Islam?

    (Sorry, Father)

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