ALERT – TAKE ACTION TODAY
The U.S. Catholic bishops and Catholic Charities USA have sent an action alert in support of the Second Chance Act. Please send a message to your Senators and Representatives as the bill is starting to move in Congress.
This bill funds many programs that provide crucial employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, mentoring, and other services…Continue
From: Tom Chapman, Iowa Catholic Conference
The Iowa Catholic Conference has released its “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” statement in advance of the 2014 mid-term elections. The document, signed by the diocesan bishops of Iowa, includes a list of questions that all are encouraged to ask of candidates for office.
“A fundamental test of the morality of public policy is whether it supports or threatens human life and the common good,” the statement reads. “We reject the…Continue
One of the main goals of the Iowa Catholic Conference is to help inform your conscience and encourage involvement in the political process, particularly on issues at the state legislature. To that end, next month we’ll be releasing the latest version of our “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” document. However, recent events on the national and international scene are worthy of your immediate prayer and attention.
The situation is grave for many Christians and other minority…Continue
SUPREME COURT RULES ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
We hope you have a great Fourth of July holiday! This week began with a positive decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court ruled that closely-held family corporations will not be required to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs. The Hobby Lobby stores had a religious objection to paying for drugs which may cause abortions.
The Court said the government failed to show that the mandate is the least restrictive means of…Continue