In matters touching on obedience He doesn't want the soul who truly loves Him to take any other path than the one He did: obediens usque ad mortem.
Pope Pius VI writes that the nuns in revolutionary France have declared that they are determined to suffer
"Having been delayed for three years and strongly urged to change his mind, he entered the Society of Jesus"
A inspirational quote from Blessed Titus Brandsma (1881-1942)
Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good.