When I was teaching Geneva Conventions, we advised to disobey an illegal order. It was not a defense to say “Just following orders.”
Which, in this era of "The Patriot Act", which counters almost all Constitution rights, amounts to almost every order, I'm all for getting the terrorists, but when these rules were put in place, no one thought that the chief terrorist would be living at 1600 Penn Ave. Now it is used extensively against ordinary citizens.
I also find it ironic that this article urges Catholics to disobey the mandate, yet a majority of Catholics voted to keep Hussein in power. Perhaps they need to get their house in order.