Saturday, June 24, 2023


Faithful Citizenship

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The Public Policy Voice of the Bishops of Iowa


Bringing Christ into the Public Square


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.

Join Us. Be heard.

“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

June 4, 2023

ICC Newsletter, June 5, 2023

More than 7,000 applications have been received from Iowans for a Students First Education Savings Account to help pay for tuition to an accredited nonpublic school and other expenses. See…
May 25, 2023

ICC Newsletter, May 25, 2023

Action alert A central moral measure of any budget proposal is how it affects “the least of these” (Mt 25). The needs of those who are hungry and homeless, without…
AbortionHuman Life and DignityNews
May 11, 2023

Iowa March for Life set for Saturday, June 24, 2023

The Iowa March for Life will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023 beginning at 1 p.m. There will be prayer and a rally on the west steps of the…
May 7, 2023

ICC Newsletter, May 7, 2023

The Iowa General Assembly finished its 2023 session last week as lawmakers passed an $8.5 billion budget. Most of the spending goes towards K-12 education. The Legislature also completed work…
April 30, 2023

ICC Newsletter, April 30, 2023

The Iowa Senate passed the state’s human services budget bill on Thursday and sent it to the House. Senate File 561 allocates more than $2 billion from the state’s general…
April 23, 2023

ICC Newsletter, April 23, 2023

As the end of the legislative session draws near, it’s more important than ever for concerned citizens to make their voices heard and contact their legislators about important issues that…
April 16, 2023

ICC Newsletter, April 16, 2023

Last week’s legislative action After a four-hour debate on Thursday, Senate File 494 passed the House by a vote of 58-41. It goes to the governor for her signature. Five…
Catholic Education
April 6, 2023

ICC Newsletter, April 6, 2023

Archbishop Jackels retires Archbishop Michael Jackels Pope Francis has granted Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels’ request to retire early for health reasons. Until a new archbishop of Dubuque is named, Bishop…
April 4, 2023

Retirement of Archbishop Michael Jackels

The Archdiocese of Dubuque has issued the following news release: Retirement of Archbishop Michael Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels Pope Francis has granted Archbishop Jackels’ request to retire…
April 2, 2023

ICC Newsletter, April 2, 2023

Senate File 494 has passed the Senate and is now up for consideration in the Iowa House. The Iowa Catholic Conference is registered against the bill, which changes the process…
March 26, 2023

ICC Newsletter, March 26, 2023

Seven items from the last seven days at the State Capitol: House File 349 was passed by the House last week on a vote of 93-1. Supported by the ICC,…
March 19, 2023

ICC Newsletter, March 20, 2023

The ICC encourages you to send a message to your member of the Iowa House in support of House File 349, which would provide “earned time” credits for the completion…