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The Iowa Catholic Conference

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

September 24, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 24, 2020

It’s time to ask your candidates where they stand on important issues. Here’s a list of candidates with contact information. The bishops of Iowa and Catholic Rural Life are leading…
September 9, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 9, 2020

If you would like to receive text alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457.   IOWA BISHOPS URGE CATHOLICS TO INFORM THEIR CONSCIENCES AND VOTE…
Human Life and DignityIssuesNewsPolicy BriefsUncategorized
September 8, 2020

Iowa bishops urge Catholics to inform their consciences and get involved in the political process

Download the English language version of "Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics" Spanish language version Short presentation on Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics - in association with St. Joseph Educational Center  …
September 2, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 2, 2020: Bishops release video message of encouragement

If you would like to receive text alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457. IOWA BISHOPS RELEASE VIDEO MESSAGE The Catholic bishops of Iowa have…
Restorative Justice
August 20, 2020

Catholic Charities serves through prison ministries

By Deacon Bill Hickson There are many programs that seek to address reentry and restoration at the local level within Iowa by working directly with people returning to their communities…
IssuesRestorative JusticeUncategorized
August 20, 2020

A path to restoration

For Catholics, visiting and working with those in prison is a work of mercy. That call is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the…
August 5, 2020

ICC Newsletter, Aug. 5, 2020

If you would like to receive text alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order this morning returning the…
Catholic EducationNews
July 29, 2020

Restoring a fundamental freedom – A landmark Supreme Court decision lends support to freedom of choice in education

“The U.S. Constitution ‘condemns discrimination against religious schools and the families whose children attend them. They are members of the community too, and their exclusion from  scholarship program here is odious to…
July 22, 2020

ICC Newsletter, July 22, 2020

Alert readers will notice that our newsletter looks a little different, as does our website and Action Center at It was time for a refresh! LET CONGRESS KNOW WHAT…
July 14, 2020

ICC Newsletter – July 14, 2020

With the pandemic going on and politicians heading into election season you might think activity would be slowing down a little bit. Not so. The U.S. Senate is set to…
Immigration and RefugeesIssues
July 6, 2020

ICC Newsletter – July 6, 2020

The four Catholic bishops of Iowa are calling upon the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to protect DACA recipients. In a statement released today, the bishops said, “These young people…
Restorative Justice
July 6, 2020

Bishops ask President for clemency for Dustin Honken

The following is a letter sent by the Iowa Catholic bishops asking for clemency for Dustin Honken. He is scheduled to be the first Iowan executed since the 1960’s.  …