The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) has released its “Faithful Citizenship” flier for distribution in advance of the 2022 general election. The Catholic Church does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties. However, it contributes to the political process by encouraging Catholics to take action in the political arena with a properly-formed conscience.
In the document the Iowa bishops say, “Catholics have a serious responsibility to form their consciences, in light of the teaching of Jesus Christ, to judge how to take action on behalf of the unborn, the poor and the vulnerable.”
Additional resources are available at www.faithfulcitizenship.org.
The Iowa Catholic Conference is the public policy voice of the Catholic bishops of Iowa. Its Board of Directors includes the Catholic bishops of Iowa and lay people, priests, deacons and religious sisters. The diocesan bishops of Iowa are Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque; Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City; Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport; and Bishop William Joensen of Des Moines.
Note: The Iowa Catholic Conference has received several questions about an “Iowa Catholic Tribune” newspaper showing up in some people’s mailboxes in Central Iowa. The newspaper in question is not a publication of the Catholic bishops of Iowa or the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.