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Welcome to the Iowa Catholic Conference

The Iowa Catholic Conference is 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, 2016

The bigotry of 'Blaine'

More than 150 years after a wave of anti-Catholic bigotry swept the country, parents and their students still face the legacy of James Blaine and restricted access to schools of their choice.

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Court strikes down Texas abortion law

The Court has delivered a setback to pro-life efforts to protect women’s health.

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Water Rocks! program

The relationship between Iowans and the water resources upon which we all rely is the focus of an award-winning Iowa State University Extension and Outreach campaign called WaterRocks!

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Providing Assistance, Not Suicide

medical handsThe state of Iowa is rapidly being drawn into the debate over state-sanctioned assistance with suicide. The experience of other states and countries and the application of Catholic social teaching can provide insight for meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.

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