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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

Fair Lending Practices

Payday LendingThe payday loan or “delayed deposit service” business has gained attention in the past years as an industry that exploits borrowers with deceptive marketing and draws them into a perpetuating cycle of debt.

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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

USCCBThe U.S. House of Representatives approved the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion” Act, which would codify a permanent, government-wide policy against taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage.

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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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Doctor-prescribed suicide bill

medical handsThere has been a bill introduced in the Iowa House  (House File 65) to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide, also called “physician-assisted suicide.” The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes the bill.

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