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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.

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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 21, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Nov. 21, 2023

Resources coming on “Faithful Citizenship” During their recent meeting, the U.S. bishops approved a new introductory note and the production of materials supporting their document on the political responsibility of…
October 31, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Oct. 31, 2023

Iowa Catholic Conference staff members are meeting with legislators and advocates on a variety of issues to prepare for the legislative session which begins Jan. 8, 2024. Among those issues…
September 26, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 26, 2027

Contact Congress about the budget deal Much is at stake as Congress considers last-minute budget deals to keep the government running. You can join the U.S. bishops in calling for…
September 1, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Sept. 4, 2023

Labor Day statement focuses on “radical solidarity” In preparing for the observation of Labor Day in the United States today, Sept. 4, Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy…
August 11, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Aug. 11, 2023

Medicaid changes The Medicaid health insurance program is returning to normal eligibility and enrollment after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. During the emergency, states were required to…
July 17, 2023

ICC Newsletter, July 17, 2023

District Court blocks ‘heartbeat’ law Unfortunately, a Polk County District Court judge granted a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the new “heartbeat” law yesterday. The bill was signed on July…
July 13, 2023

ICC Newsletter, July 13, 2023

Legislature passes ‘heartbeat’ bill In a special session on July 11, the Iowa Legislature passed House File 732, a bill to prohibit abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. Thanks…
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July 13, 2023

Bishops commend passage of heartbeat law, July 13, 2023

The bishops of Iowa issued the following statement on July 13, 2023. "We commend the Iowa Legislature for passing a law that would prohibit abortions after a child’s cardiac activity…
July 12, 2023

Voting report on benefit eligibility bill, SF 494

Voting record on Senate File 494, “Benefit eligibility changes” bill March 22 and April 13, 2023 House Ayes, 58 Andrews Bergan Best Bloomingdale Boden Bossman Bradley Carlson Cisneros Collins Determann…
July 12, 2023

Voting report on heartbeat bill, HF 732, July 11, 2023

Voting record on House File 732, “Heartbeat” bill July 11, 2023 House Ayes, 56 Andrews Best Boden Bossman Bradley Collins Deyoe Dunwell Fisher Fry Gehlbach Gerhold Golding Graber Gustafson Gustoff…
July 7, 2023

ICC Newsletter, July 7, 2023

Legislature called back into special session Gov. Kim Reynolds has called the Legislature back into special session July 11, she said, "with the sole purpose of enacting legislation that addresses…
June 30, 2023

ICC Newsletter, June 30, 2023

Stalemate at the Iowa Supreme Court Disappointingly, the Iowa Supreme Court stalemated on a 3-3 vote in a case deciding whether the 2018 law prohibiting abortions after a heartbeat can…