There was an odd “minute” with the Catechism this weekend, Apr 29-30,2017.
To make a point, that the ends do not justify the means, the speaker used the example that fornication was not justified as a means of preventing the intentional death of someone.
Anybody else catch that one on EWTN radio?
I understand the principle of the end not justifying the means. But, intentional fornication versus intentional murder is not a comparison that Sister discussed when I was in the fifth grade in Catholic school.
This situation does not seem to be a good example of “ends” and “means” as much as it is a case of “door #1 evil” versus “door #2 evil” – and you must choose.
Or, do you agree with the Order of Malta on this one? i.e. no fornication, even if it means someone will be intentionally killed.