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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

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…
September 22, 2022

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 22, 2022

PARTICIPATING IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS As you can tell from all the ads, election season is well underway. Voting begins next month and continues through Election Day, Nov. 8. The…
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September 12, 2022

2022 Faithful Citizenship document calls upon Catholics to judge how to take action on behalf of the unborn, the poor and the vulnerable

ICC flier for parishioners 2022 ICC flier for parishioners 2022 - Spanish language   The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) has released its “Faithful Citizenship” flier for distribution in advance of…
August 10, 2022

ICC Newsletter, Aug. 10, 2022

LATEST NEWS IN CONGRESS Several initiatives of interest have been moving in Congress this summer. The U.S. Senate passed the “Inflation Reduction Act” earlier this week.  In response to the…
July 25, 2022

Contact our Senators on marriage bill

The Catholic bishops of the United States are asking for contacts to our U.S. Senators early this week in response to the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act.” Unfortunately, the “Respect…
June 30, 2022

ICC Newsletter, July 1, 2022

IOWA COURTS ASKED TO RECONSIDER ABORTION CASES Gov. Reynolds has announced she will urge the Iowa Supreme Court to reconsider the latest Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds case (a law requiring…
June 24, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade, June 24, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overruled Roe. v. Wade today, saying “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate…
June 20, 2022

ICC Newsletter, June 20, 2022

There was good news from the Iowa Supreme Court last Friday. The court reversed its 2018 decision that recognized a fundamental right to abortion in the Iowa Constitution. The court…
June 9, 2022

ICC Newsletter, June 10, 2022

FIELD IS SET FOR NOVEMBER’S STATEWIDE BALLOT In Tuesday’s primary results, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley swept aside his primary challenger and will face Mike Franken of Sioux City in November.…