Now, the military has informed Catholic chaplains not to read those letters to Catholic troops.
Via the Business Insider:
All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church "cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law."So, in addition to the Obama administration's insistence that the Catholic Church engage in behavior fundamentally antithetical to its core beliefs, it has forbidden the Church to raise these objections with its followers who are in the most physical danger.
Even Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who is in charge of Catholic military chaplains sent out the same letter.
But after he did, the Army's Office of the Chief of Chaplains sent out another communication forbidding Catholic priests to read the letter, in part because it seemed to encourage civil disobedience, and could be read as seditious against the Commander-in-Chief.
More than one Catholic chaplain who spoke to us off the record confirmed that many chaplains disobeyed this instruction and read the letter anyway. Others sought further instructions from their Archbishop.
I seem to remember the Catholic Church taking the path of least resistance during the Obamacare debate. Here we have another, in a looooooooong line of examples, that shows where that path leads - to a much uglier place that is much harder to get out of.
h/t Weasel Zippers