Vocation of the Agricultural Leader

The “Vocation of the Agricultural Leader,” published in 2016, is a collaboration of the International Catholic Rural Association, the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and Catholic Rural Life of the United States. The document, similarly to the “Vocation of the Business Leader,” (2012), connects the message of Catholic social teaching with those who participate [...]

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New Lenten Booklet reflects on Iowa’s environment, Laudato Si’

Download the booklet here: CaringForOurCommonHome-Web With the season of Lent approaching, parishes and schools across Iowa are invited to journey towards a greater understanding of our state’s ecological and environmental issues, with the help of a new reflection book titled Caring for our Common Home: A Lenten Reflection for Iowans. Inspired by Pope Francis’s ecological encyclical [...]

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Bringing the science of conservation to classrooms

The state of Iowa is blessed with attributes that combine to make it the top producer in the nation of food and commodities consumed across the country and around the world. The challenge for Iowans is to protect the abundant natural resources of our state while limiting the damage to the environment the process of [...]

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Pope Francis releases encyclical letter on ecology

Pope Francis has released his encyclical letter “Laudato Si” (Praise Be to You). Addressing his letter to all the people living on the planet, the pope asks us to consider what kind of world we want to leave to those who come after us. The chair of the Iowa Catholic Conference board, Bishop Richard Pates [...]

By |June 18th, 2015|Care for Creation, Human Life and Dignity, News, News and Legislative Updates, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pope Francis releases encyclical letter on ecology

Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services

“The purpose of these Ethical and Religious Directives then is twofold: first, to reaffirm the ethical standards of behavior in health care that flow from the Church’s teaching about the dignity of the human person; second, to provide authoritative guidance on certain moral issues that face Catholic health care today.” The Ethical and Religious Directives [...]

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Cleaning up Iowa’s waterways

One of the ways we show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Among the ongoing legislative concerns of the Iowa Catholic Conference is enforcement of present environmental laws and adequate state funding for this purpose. Through its “Nutrient Reduction Strategy,” the State of Iowa is trying to reduce the amount of [...]

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