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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, 2011

2016 legislative agenda

statehouseThe Iowa Catholic Conference board has approved its 2016 legislative concerns and priorities.

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'A widespread mentality of profit'

The recent revelations of Planned Parenthood’s practice of marketing fetal parts and bodies generated by abortion has shaken much of the nation.

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Why do we work for access to Catholic education in underserved communities?

catholic-schoolsWe believe parents have the primary role in the education of their children and access to Catholic education is primary to our mission as Catholics.

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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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