Peter: Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God’s sake: whether it be to the king as excelling; Or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of the good: For so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men (Peter 2:13)
Paul: For princes are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good: and thou shalt have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God’s minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. (Romans 13:3)
Modern Bishops: Spare the Bali Terrorist Bombers
Confessed murderer of Mrs. Mary Lochirco, 56, mother of two
02 Jan 1946, Landsberg, Germany — Franz Strasser, former Nazi official who was recently hanged as a war criminal for the killing of American flyers, is pictured in Landsberg prison shortly before he walked the last mile to the gallows. One of the last to visit the convicted criminal was a German Catholic priest Karl Morgenschweis, shown praying with the condemned man.
Italian spy Idalo Palesse holds a cigarette between sneering lips as a priest tries to give absolution.
1/17/1959-Matanzas, Cuba- Corporal Jose Cipriano Rodriguez holds a crucifix as he kneels before Father Domingo Lorenzo, a short while before Rodriguez was executed. He was found guilty for the murder of two brothers in trial by a military tribunal.
The Jackal of Nahueltoro (Murdered a woman, and 5 children)
Nazi official who was hanged as a war criminal for the killing of downed American flyers.
Pope Sixtus V: “While I live every criminal must die”
Also: A timely post on the matter by Mr. Caveman
( I just say murderers, rapists, and child molesters, sheesh!, Sixtus would consider me a bleeding heart!)