Father Gordon MacRae asked his cellmate, the great Pornchai Moontri, to write THIS RECENT POST on TheseStoneWalls. In that article, he wrote this:
Whenever Father G. has a new idea, it always makes me squirm a little because it usually means my mind and spirit are about to be stretched again. “How would you like to write a guest post for These Stone Walls?” he asked. Since English is not my first language, writing is very difficult for me. At first, I was excited about this idea. Then I was given a deadline, and I got nervous. Then nervous turned into dread, and now I just feel very intimidated by the whole thing.
Yes, well… minus the bit about English, ditto. In Father Gordon’s MOST RECENT POST on TheseStoneWalls, he writes this:
Last year at this time, TSW went on a one-month hiatus with a series of re-runs. I thought of doing the same for the month of May, but then our friend, Pornchai had a much better idea. Emboldened by his well received recent guest post, “The Duty of a Knight,” Pornchai suggested inviting a few other guest writers to stand in for me.
Long story short, my guest post on TSW is slated for a week from today, 2 May, 2012. Yikes! I blame Pornchai Moontri! It’s all his fault.
On a more serious note, Father Gordon is busy preparing for a hearing that will determine if there is sufficient grounds for putting a retrial on the docket. The way I read it — and I’ve gotten some advice on this – if they put it on the docket, they will, in the same day, take it off the docket, simply freeing Father MacRae. There is so much evidence proclaiming “NOT GUILTY!” that it is rather embarrassing to the State of New Hampshire.
Prayers are in order. Why not the Emergency Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception? Why not the Prayer of Saint Michael? Why not… both?!
Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle; be our protection
against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan
and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.