Welcome to the Iowa Catholic Conference

The Iowa Catholic Conference is 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

Transforming lives

State programs help families choose the education that’s right for their children.

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Download the VoterVoice app

A great way for you to stay in touch with our action alerts (in addition to this website) is to download the “Voter Voice” app on your iPhone or Android device. Once you enter your email you can search for “Iowa Catholic Conference” and add us to the app. That way you can respond to our alerts directly from your phone.

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Action alerts on federal issues

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops engages on issues related to the life and dignity of the human person and the common good at the federal level.

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Providing Assistance, Not Suicide

Providing Assistance, Not Suicide

medical handsThe state of Iowa is rapidly being drawn into the debate over state-sanctioned assistance with suicide. The experience of other states and countries and the application of Catholic social teaching can provide insight for meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.

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