Feb 12

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012

bill_senate_healthcare_religious_exemption_013112.pdf (application/pdf Object).

Senator Marco  Rubio  (R) FL  has introduced a bill to  reverse the Obamacare mandate that religious health care and other institutions be forced to cover contraception, abortifacient drugs and sterilizations.    Above is a link to the text.

This bill unfortunately does not address the health care professionals themselves, who will have to leave their jobs in order to avoid participating in similar obamacare mandates.

It’s a good start, though.

Feb 12

U.S. Army Issues Gag Order to Catholic Chaplains

U.S. Army Silences Catholic Chaplains From Speaking out Against Obama Admin Ruling | TheBlaze.com.

Some of the Chaplains read  Catholic Archbishop Timothy Broglio’s  letter objecting to Obama’s insistence that religious institutions pay for birth control ( hormones, abortifacients and sterilizations, etc. ) for their employees, despite a  GAG ORDER  from the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains.

These chaplains  were invited to contact the military archdiocesan attorney to obtain free assistance from  public interest law firms which would defend their religious freedom and first amendment rights.

Prayers for the success of the military chaplains who  took the initiative to defy the Army’s unconstitutional gag order.

*Pharmer will see if the letter will be read at her parish this Sunday.