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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

November 9, 2020

A prayer for our communities

For an end to the violence perpetrated by harsh words, deadly weapons, or cold indifference. May our homes, our nation, and countries around the world become havens of peace, let…
October 23, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 23, 2020: Vote

About 650,000 people have already voted in Iowa. We suspect that many of our readers are among the early voters. If you are – thanks for participating. If you haven’t…
October 9, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 9, 2020

Voting has begun in Iowa. As a member of the ICC’s legislative network, we know you’re giving serious consideration as to how you’re going to vote. Click here to identify…
October 2, 2020

ICC Newsletter, July 1, 2020

Supreme Court issues rulings of interest on religious schools, abortion The end of June usually means the release of several decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and this year is…
October 1, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 1, 2020

VOTING BEGINS MONDAY It’s time to get ready to vote! County auditors can open for in-person absentee voting and begin mailing ballots this Monday, Oct. 5. If you’re not sure…
September 24, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 24, 2020

It’s time to ask your candidates where they stand on important issues. Here’s a list of candidates with contact information. The bishops of Iowa and Catholic Rural Life are leading…
September 9, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 9, 2020

If you would like to receive text alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457.   IOWA BISHOPS URGE CATHOLICS TO INFORM THEIR CONSCIENCES AND VOTE…
Human Life and DignityIssuesNewsPolicy BriefsUncategorized
September 8, 2020

Iowa bishops urge Catholics to inform their consciences and get involved in the political process

Download the English language version of "Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics" Spanish language version Short presentation on Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics - in association with St. Joseph Educational Center  …
September 2, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 2, 2020: Bishops release video message of encouragement

If you would like to receive text alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457. IOWA BISHOPS RELEASE VIDEO MESSAGE The Catholic bishops of Iowa have…
Restorative Justice
August 20, 2020

Catholic Charities serves through prison ministries

By Deacon Bill Hickson There are many programs that seek to address reentry and restoration at the local level within Iowa by working directly with people returning to their communities…
IssuesRestorative JusticeUncategorized
August 20, 2020

A path to restoration

For Catholics, visiting and working with those in prison is a work of mercy. That call is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the…
August 5, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Aug. 5, 2020

If you would like to receive text alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order this morning returning the…