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The Iowa Catholic Conference

The official public policy voice of the bishops of Iowa.

At the state legislature we advocate for policies that respect the life and dignity of the human person, and apply the principles of Catholic social teaching to critical issues of the day.

We encourage Catholics to inform their conscience and participate in the political process. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us in social media to stay informed and add your voice to that of many Catholics from around the state.

With your help we can change the course of public debate on issues at the core of Catholic social and moral teaching.

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“In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”

− Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Iowa Catholic ConferenceHealthcareNews
November 17, 2021

Bishops encourage Iowans to get vaccinated to fight COVID-19

Bishops' statement in English, Spanish and Vietnamese The Iowa Catholic Conference and the four Catholic Dioceses of Iowa recently launched a video campaign across Iowa to help encourage the use…
November 12, 2021

ICC Newsletter – Nov. 12, 2021

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is inviting you to take action on issues related to the federal “Build Back Better” bill. The action alerts include a sample…
October 29, 2021

Legislature passes redistricting plan

LEGISLATURE FINISHES SPECIAL SESSION The Iowa Legislature met in special session yesterday. The chambers approved the second redistricting plan created by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. Congressional and statehouse district…
October 11, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 11, 2021

REDISTRICTING PLAN REJECTED On a party-line vote the Iowa Senate on Oct. 5 rejected the first redistricting plan created by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. All Republicans voted against the…
September 30, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 30, 2021

LEGISLATURE TO CONSIDER REDISTRICTING PLAN The Iowa General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special session next Tuesday, Oct. 5 to consider the first redistricting plan created by the nonpartisan…
September 22, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 22, 2021

CONTACT CONGRESS NOW The U.S. House is expected to vote Friday on the most radical pro-abortion bill ever seen, which is saying something. Click here to edit and send a…
September 15, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 15, 2021

JUDGE RULES ON MASK MANDATES A federal court has stopped the enforcement of an Iowa law that forbid all schools from having mask requirements. However, the judge’s order seems to…
August 27, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Aug. 27, 2021

As we approach the end of the summer season there’s no shortage of ways to get involved in our political process in the light of our faith. Let’s get started…
August 16, 2021

Action alert on immigration legislation

The Catholic bishops of Iowa have written to our congressional delegation in support of immigration reform, especially allowing Dreamers and other undocumented workers to integrate as fully recognized members of…
August 2, 2021

Assistance for families with children

Many families struggled due to the pandemic.  Families are often not resilient to economic hardship, and it is the children who often suffer most. There is important information for economically…
July 21, 2021

ICC Newsletter, July 21, 2021

U.S. BISHOPS’ MIGRATION CHAIRMAN URGES CONGRESS TO ACT AFTER COURT RULING ON DACA A U.S. District Court has found the DACA program to be unlawful. With this decision, the program…
July 8, 2021

ICC Newsletter – July 8, 2021

HYDE AMENDMENT NEEDS SUPPORT NOW The U.S. bishops are asking us to contact our members of Congress in support of retaining the Hyde Amendment and similar policies that prevent taxpayer…