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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

Returning the right to vote

Iowa is one of only two states that does not allow persons who have committed felonies and been released from prison to vote.

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Catholic Church offers resources on racism

Many Church leaders have issued statements and taken other actions following the death of George Floyd and the resulting protests.

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USCCB launches 'Civilize It' project

The U.S. bishops are launching a year-long initiative that invites Catholics to model civility, love for neighbor and respectful dialogue.

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