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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

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January 25, 2023

Governor signs Education Savings Account bill

The “Students First” Education Savings Account bill was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Jan. 24, 2023. House File 68 passed the House by a vote of 55-45…
January 25, 2023

Voting report on “Students First” Education Savings Account, House File 68

Voting record on House File 68, “Students First” Education Savings Accounts, Jan. 23-24, 2023   House Ayes, 55 Andrews Boden Bossman Bradley Carlson Cisneros Collins Determann Deyoe 
Dieken Dunwell Fisher…
January 20, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Jan. 20, 2023

School choice bills moving The “Students First” school choice bills passed out of committee yesterday and are eligible for debate as soon as Monday. In Senate File 94 and House…
January 15, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Jan. 15, 2023

Welcome to the many new members of our legislative network! This is the first of our weekly updates during the Iowa legislative session, and several issues of importance are already…
January 11, 2023

Contact your members of the Legislature in support of Education Savings Accounts

Gov. Reynolds has introduced the “Students First Act” in the Iowa House and Senate to provide Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) for parents to help pay for tuition to a nonpublic…
January 3, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Jan. 3, 2023

STATE LEGISLATURE GAVELS IN ON MONDAY Thanks to those of you who have signed the petition backing the passage of Education Savings Accounts in Iowa. More than 1,100 people endorsed…
December 7, 2022

ICC Newsletter, Dec. 7, 2022

SIGN THE PETITION FOR PARENTS The legislative session is approaching and we’re asking you to take 30 seconds to sign our petition asking Gov. Reynolds and the Legislature to offer…
IssuesNewsPolicy BriefsSchool Choice
December 7, 2022

Statement on Education Savings Accounts

ICC statement on ESAs 2023 ICC statement on ESAs 2023 SP The Catholic bishops of Iowa have released a statement in support of an Education Savings Account proposal, saying this…
November 10, 2022

ICC Newsletter, Nov. 11, 2022

MID-TERM ELECTION REPORT Republicans did very well in the statewide races in Iowa, re-electing Gov. Kim Reynolds and sweeping the long-time state treasurer and attorney general out of office. The…
October 31, 2022

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 31, 2022

BISHOP ZINKULA ON THE COMMON GOOD Election Day is coming up quickly on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Don’t forget to vote! You can  register to vote at the polling site on…
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October 24, 2022

Iowa Catholic Conference releases webinar on advance care directive documents

The Iowa Catholic Conference’s “Supportive Care Iowa” project has released a webinar to help those seeking guidance on making health care decisions in alignment with Catholic moral teaching. The video…
October 12, 2022

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 12, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOTING Polls in Iowa will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. An ID will be required. Oct. 19 is…