Does the Church teach that the ends never justify the means? Jesus did say ‘turn the other cheek’ but does that mean that during WWII, for example, it would have been wrong to assassinate Hitler?
I read about a moral dilemma recently: a man is in a concentration camp and is told to kill his own son or if he doesn’t then he himself will be killed along with the other inmates. I would think that although it would be a horrible act, it would be justified to kill the son to save the other inmates. I don’t know whether this would be likely to happen, but considering the possibility, would this be justified?
Isn’t this what secret agents and spies are doing all the time? Lying and deceiving for the ‘greater good’?