As Fr. Chazal said, "War On." He's being punished for NOT being "silent."
Nine Ways of Being Accessory to Another's Sin
1. By Counsel, 2. By Command, 3. By Consent, 4. By provocation, 5. By praise or flattery, 6. By concealment, 7. By partaking, 8. By silence, 9. By defense of the ill done.
To avoid punishment, he would have to sin.
But he would have to sin just in the "right" way, to please Fr. Couture, because if
he were to sin in a way that does NOT please Fr. Couture, he would be punished
for that as well. It's like a fraternity game. The senior members hand down
ridiculous demands and the pleebs have to perform in just the "right" way or else
they get punished with some stupid manner of humiliation.