What is Justice?

“The killing of the guilty is not the way to rebuild justice and reconcile society, rather there is a risk of nourishing the spirit of revenge and inciting fresh violence.”

– Vatican spokesperson Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., on the execution of Saddam Hussein. (Source: Holy See Press Office)

Jim Wallis of Sojourners has a very well written piece on what is at best a savage and brutal execution of a savage and brutal dictator. American and International principles have been besmirched regardless of whether one approves of capital punishment or not.

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