Recently I was reading about Claude Newman, a man on Death Row who found God and converted to Catholicism. In fact, when he learned on the morning of his scheduled execution that he was given a two week reprieve he initially was not relieved at having more time to live: he was heartbroken. He broke down crying because he just wanted to go to Heaven.
Now the Priest who converted Mr. Newman realized this was for a purpose, and Newman used this time to convert a particularly cruel and anti-theistic inmate named James Hughs, but this still raises a question.
Is desiring an unnatural death always sinful?