Exodus 22:2-3New International Version (NIV)
2 “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; 3 but if ithappens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed.
Father Edward Fride, a Catholic priest, cited recent crime in the area in a letter to parishioners at Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan. During Mass last month, Father Fride announced a concealed pistol license class at the church.
The letter was titled "We're not in Mayberry Anymore, Toto," references to "The Andy Griffith Show" and the dog from "The Wizard of Oz." He wrote: "How to balance faith, reality, prudence, and trust is one of those critical questions that we struggle with all our lives."