In the latest controversy over President Obama’s infamous “contraception mandate,” the administration is coming under attack for attempting to prevent military chaplains from reading a letter from Timothy Broglio (photo), Archbishop for the Military Services, U.S.A., warning Catholic military personnel about the government’s attack on their religious freedoms. According to CNSNews.com, the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains determined that Catholic priests serving as Army chaplains were not to read the archbishop’s letter from the pulpit.
In the letter, which is similar to epistles from diocesan bishops read in hundreds of Catholic churches across the nation, Archbishop Broglio recalled that Obama, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), had decreed “that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception.” He added that health insurers “will be forced to include those immoral ‘services’ in the health policies they write. And almost all individuals will be forced to buy that coverage as a part of their policies.”
Broglio told Catholic military personnel that the move was “a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people — the Catholic population — and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful.” And, he added to Catholic soldiers, “It is a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle.”
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