5 11, 2014

Iowa election recap

  • November 5th, 2014

The status quo has prevailed at the state legislature in Iowa. The Democrats retained a 26-24 majority in the Iowa Senate, while the House Republicans picked up a few seats to increase their majority to 57-43. Gov. Terry Branstad (R) was re-elected. At the federal level, Republicans are in […]

31 10, 2014

Be guided by your moral convictions

  • October 31st, 2014

“You must be guided by your moral convictions, not your self-interest or your attachment to a political party or interest group.”

Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2014

If you’re watching any TV these days, you know that Election Day is drawing near. The Iowa Catholic Conference does not take […]

23 10, 2014

Cleaning up Iowa’s waterways

  • October 23rd, 2014

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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 […]

17 10, 2014

ICC Newsletter – Oct. 17, 2014

  • October 17th, 2014

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities […]

17 10, 2014

2015 ICC Legislative Concerns and Priorities

  • October 17th, 2014

“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

The Iowa Catholic Conference’s legislative agenda was formulated in consultation with its Human Life and Dignity Committee and Education Committee, […]

2 09, 2014

Bishops urge Catholics to inform their consciences; become involved in the political process

  • September 2nd, 2014

“In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”

- “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” U.S. Catholic Bishops

The Iowa Catholic Conference has released its “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” statement in advance of the 2014 mid-term elections. […]

28 08, 2014

U.S. Bishops’ Labor Day Statement

  • August 28th, 2014

As we approach Labor Day, we would like to highlight the 2014 Labor Day statement from the U.S. bishops. It focuses on unemployment among young people. The statement was released by the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami. […]

27 08, 2014

Human Life and Dignity Committee to meet

  • August 27th, 2014

The Iowa Catholic Conference Human Life and Dignity Committee will meet on Sept. 4 in Ankeny to consider legislative priorities ahead of the 2015 legislative session. The committee replaces the former Pro-Life, Social Concerns and Family Life Committees to speak with one voice in support of the needs of […]

19 08, 2014

Good news – judge rules in favor of webcam abortion ban

  • August 19th, 2014

A Polk County District Court judge ruled in favor of the Iowa Board of Medicine Aug. 19 and upheld its right to ban webcam abortions in Iowa. The decision is set to take effect in 30 days. Planned Parenthood has appealed the decision.

Ample evidence was presented during the months-long process leading up to […]

14 07, 2014

NCHLA issues action alert on bill to limit religious liberty

  • July 14th, 2014

The U.S. bishops’ partner organization, the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, has issued an alert in opposition to S. 2578. The U.S. Senate may vote on this bill as early as this week. The “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act” (S. 2578) would not only reverse the recent […]