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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

April 16, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 16, 2021

Legislators wrapped up this week’s work a little early as the chambers began to focus on budget bills. For action alerts from the ICC, go to We’re asking legislators…
April 11, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 11, 2021

TAKE ACTION NOW As members of the General Assembly approach the final stage of the legislative session, the Iowa Catholic Conference has issued new action alerts on critical issues. Go…
April 4, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 4, 2021

EASTER MONDAY EDITION We at the Iowa Catholic Conference hope you had a good Holy Week. May its blessings follow you throughout the Easter season! LEGISLATURE REACHES SECOND DEADLINE The…
March 28, 2021

ICC Newsletter, March 28, 2021

DEADLINE APPROACHES The second legislative funnel deadline is Friday, when a bill needs to have passed one chamber and a committee in the other chamber to remain eligible. This deadline…
March 21, 2021

ICC Newsletter: March 21, 2021

LAST WEEK AT THE STATE CAPITOL The House Ways and Means Committee has passed HF 808. The bill doubles the tuition and textbook tax credit for school parents. Most Catholic…
March 14, 2021

ICC Newsletter, March 14, 2021

A mix of floor debate and committee work is expected this week at the State Capitol. House File 720 is on the Iowa House debate calendar for today. This is…
March 7, 2021

ICC Newsletter, March 7, 2021

The first legislative deadline or “funnel,” at the State Capitol was Friday. A bill must have passed its first committee by then or it’s considered dead for the session. (Budget…
February 28, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 28, 2021

A bill must pass its first committee by Friday or it’s considered ineligible for the rest of the session. (This does not apply to budget or tax legislation.) You can…
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February 22, 2021

Iowa Coalition for Ethical Care opposes doctor-prescribed suicide

The Iowa Catholic Conference is a part of the Iowa Coalition for Ethical Care, which opposes the legalization of assisted suicide. The coalition sent a letter to legislators earlier in…
February 21, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 21, 2021

As the first legislative deadline approaches early next month, you are encouraged to contact your legislator on issues of concern, such as assistance to low-income people and the death penalty.…
February 14, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 14, 2021

The Iowa House has passed a couple of bills supported by the ICC and sent them to the Senate. House File 302 establishes a graduated eligibility phase-out for state child…
February 5, 2021

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 5, 2021

We recognize that each person is created in the image and likeness of God. That’s one reason it was so disappointing in 2018 when the Iowa Supreme Court found a…