When the American Church determined in 1968 that teaching Humanae Vitae to the faithful was not palpable since the majority of Catholics approved of the use of birth control, the Church succumbed to public opinion. That is where she lost the battle. Today she is reaping the whirlwind created by her own lack of moral clarity.
If the bishops have not repented of this, how can we expect them and the clergy to push back on Obamacare?
They don't have fire in the belly when it comes to contraception. Neither do the vast majority of the clergy.