The Sixth Commandment
St. John the Baptist reproached Herod for his unlawful union. The adulterous Herodias
and her shameless daughter, Salome, asked Herod to behead the Precursor.
"A just man is slain by adulterers and the guilty passed sentence upon the judge. Look at the eyes, even in death witnesses of thy crime, as they turn away from the site of thy pleasures. Those eyes are closed, not so much by the condition of death, as by the horror of thy indulgence. That golden mouth, now bloodless, speaks no longer the condemnation thou couldest not bear and of which thou are still afraid. " St. Ambrose