From Father Jonathan Morris:
Time Magazine has published a story that suggests John Paul II may have been euthanized by his doctors at his own request.
The article is blatantly irresponsible, for the reasons I will explain below. But of even greater journalistic concern are the author’s false statements about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding end-of-life care.
It would be in the magazine’s best interest to issue a public retraction of its error.
With the provocative title “Was John Paul II Euthanized?” Time editors have lobbed suspicion into the public square about the late pontiff’s personal integrity.
We are made to wonder if John Paul II practiced what he preached. The world knew him as the great defender of the dignity of human life, from the moment of conception until natural death, but according to Time’s report, when the going got tough, John Paul II himself may have thrown in the towel. This would be a great story if it were true. The facts say it’s not.