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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.

Join Us. Be heard.

“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


Catholic Schools

catholic-schoolsCatholic schools are an irreplaceable resource for families and communities.  Learn about a new initiative to insure our schools will be able to continue to serve students by empowering their parents.  Watch as our executive director, Tom Chapman, joins other members of the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education (Iowa ACE) to describe Education Savings Accounts.

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Vocation of the Business Leader

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“Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection” is designed to guide, encourage and inspire men and women as they meet the challenges of business life.

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Front and Center

statehouseThe second year of the 85th General Assembly opened Jan. 13, 2014 and adjourned “sine die” on May 1, 2014.

 

Review the 2014 session.

Faithful Citizenship

The Iowa bishops have released their 2014 “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” document. It’s time to get involved!

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