Originally Posted by JimG
I agree in part. Failure to live the Faith weakens the Faith not only on a personal level but hurts the culture and the society, as well as the politics of the culture. Still sometimes the real threat to the Faith really is external. Henry VIII was a politician, but he wasn't able to be "handled" by public pressure or lobbying, except at the threat of one's head. Most Catholics simply caved in to the Act of Supremacy, and unfortunately, the same thing could happen here. Certainly a part of that would be a result of failure to live the Faith, but external threats are also all too real. How many Catholic employers will be willing to resist Obama's own Act of Supremacy in the form of the HHS mandate at the risk of being subject to fines for doing so?
I don't claim to know great details about running a business but I do know that one can be employed on a contract basis and be self-insured, with no obligation on the part of the employer to be involved in health insurance coverage. Just one example of a work-around - I do believe that with creativity others can be found for those who do not find the compromise morally acceptable.
As for Henry the VIII, he went the way of all men and we are hardly in a monarchy where that takes decades. So we get back to the real - and growing - threat to faith which is being handed on from generation to generation...