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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.

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− Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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.…
May 25, 2022

ICC Newsletter: Iowa Legislature adjourns for the year, May 25, 2022

LEGISLATURE CONCLUDES SESSION The Legislature adjourned the 2022 Session of the 89th General Assembly earlier today. We’re pleased that the “Iowa MOMS” proposal was included in House File 2578, the…
Iowa Catholic BishopsNews
May 23, 2022

ICC Newsletter, May 23, 2022

IOWA BISHOPS RELEASE STATEMENT ON ‘DOBBS’ The Iowa bishops have released a statement following the leak of a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Dobbs v. Jackson…
Policy Briefs
May 23, 2022

A statement from the Catholic bishops of Iowa regarding the Dobbs decision, May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022 Guided by science and faith, Catholics are praying fervently that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the claim to a constitutional right to abortion in its ruling…
May 13, 2022

ICC Newsletter, May 13, 2022

The Students First proposal is still being discussed at the Capitol. It would offer funding for some parents to send their children to a nonpublic school. The bill has already…
May 6, 2022

ICC Newsletter, May 6, 2022

DOBBS DRAFT OPINION LEAKED A draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case of “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization” was leaked last week. In response, there are again efforts…
April 22, 2022

ICC Newsletter, April 22, 2022

NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE Negotiations continue between the chambers on wrapping up the legislative session. One of the areas of disagreement is the Students First/Education Savings Accounts scholarship plan supported by Gov.…
April 16, 2022

ICC Newsletter, April 16, 2022

Work has slowed down at the Statehouse while the House and Senate have failed to come to an agreement on several issues. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to…
April 10, 2022

ICC Newsletter, April 11, 2022

Work is slowing down at the Iowa Capitol because the House and Senate have differing approaches on some issues. For example, the House has passed several departmental budget bills, but…
April 1, 2022

ICC Newsletter, April 4, 2022

STUDENTS FIRST BILL PASSES SENATE The Iowa Senate has passed Senate File 2369 by a vote of 31-18 and sent it to the House. The bill includes Students First scholarships…