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Advice on voting: be guided by your moral convictions

"You must be guided by your moral convictions, not your self-interest or your attachment to a political party or interest group."Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2014To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network:If you’re watching any TV these days, you know that Election Day is drawing near. The Iowa Catholic Conference does not take sides in partisan political campaigns, but we encourage you to form your conscience, get involved in the process and vote. Go to…See More
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Advice on voting: be guided by your moral convictions

"You must be guided by your moral convictions, not your self-interest or your attachment to a political party or interest group."Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2014To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network:If you’re watching any TV these days, you know that Election Day is drawing near. The Iowa Catholic Conference does not take sides in partisan political campaigns, but we encourage you to form your conscience, get involved in the process and vote. Go to…See More
22 hours ago
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Oct 21
A blog post by Tom Chapman was featured

Iowa Catholic Conference - asking for your help

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative networkDon’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities to help, and your head down in prayer!Right now we’re asking for your help with three items:1. We are asking for contacts to Congress and the President regarding…See More
Oct 17
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Iowa Catholic Conference - asking for your help

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative networkDon’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities to help, and your head down in prayer!Right now we’re asking for your help with three items:1. We are asking for contacts to Congress and the President regarding…See More
Oct 17
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Send a message in support of the Second Chance Act - Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Sept. 12, 2014

ALERT – TAKE ACTION TODAYThe 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 to individuals…See More
Sep 12
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Iowa bishops release :Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics" document

From: Tom Chapman, Iowa Catholic ConferenceThe 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 idea that some…See More
Sep 3
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Aug. 8, 2014

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 groups in…See More
Aug 10
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Iowa Catholic Conference - Supreme Court rules on religious liberty, July 3, 2014

SUPREME COURT RULES ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOMWe 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 advancing its interest in…See More
Jul 3
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, bishops release statement on humanitarian situation

The Iowa bishops have released a statement on the humanitarian issue on the southern border of the United States.It reads, in part: “We appreciate government officials for responding as best they can to this crisis and ask them to make sure that legal services are available to unaccompanied children. Children without family in the U.S. are at risk of being sent back to an unsafe situation. The best interests of these children should be a priority.” You can find…See More
Jun 26
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Iowa Catholic Conference update - tomorrow's Call-in Day to Congress on immigration reform

TOMORROW IS NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY FOR IMMIGRATION REFORMTomorrow, May 29, is a national “call-in day” to Congress in support of immigration reform. To participate, dial this toll-free number, 1-855-589-5698, to be automatically connected to your U.S. House Member and ask them to:Vote for immigration reform,Support a path to citizenship,Preserve family unity, andEmploy safe and humane immigration enforcement practices.It’s important for both the supporters and opponents of these principles in the…See More
May 29
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Iowa Catholic Conference: legislative session concludes

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network The Iowa House adjourned at about 6 a.m. on Thursday morning after an all-night session. The Senate finished with budget bills early on Thursday, but, before adjourning on Friday, passed a resolution giving the Senate Government Oversight Committee subpoena power to investigate "secret settlements" in state government.During the last day or so of the session, we were part of discussions regarding an amendment to the “standings” appropriations…See More
May 5
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Iowa Catholic Conference: legislative session concludes

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network The Iowa House adjourned at about 6 a.m. on Thursday morning after an all-night session. The Senate finished with budget bills early on Thursday, but, before adjourning on Friday, passed a resolution giving the Senate Government Oversight Committee subpoena power to investigate "secret settlements" in state government.During the last day or so of the session, we were part of discussions regarding an amendment to the “standings” appropriations…See More
May 5
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Apr 27
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 27, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative NetworkIt looks like the legislative session will conclude in the next few days. In the meantime there are still several issues of interest being discussed.You are encouraged to contact your Senator in support of House File 2468, which would provide a $2,500 state tax credit for parents with adoption expenses. The bill passed the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week and is eligible for debate in the…See More
Apr 27
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 20, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative NetworkTAKE ACTION NOWThere’s still time to encourage legislators to help parents with adoption expenses. Last week the Iowa House passed House File 2468 by a vote of 95-1. The bill provides a refundable tax credit of $2,500 for adoptions. It will help make adoptions more affordable for parents, as agency fees can start at $12,000 and go up from there. The credit would also assist birth mothers because adoption agencies and adoptive parents help pay for…See More
Apr 21

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Advice on voting: be guided by your moral convictions

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:25am 0 Comments

"You must be guided by your moral convictions, not your self-interest or your attachment to a political party or interest group."

Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network:

If you’re watching any TV these days, you know that Election Day is drawing near. The Iowa Catholic Conference…

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Iowa Catholic Conference - asking for your help

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:27am 0 Comments

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities to help, and your head down in prayer!

Right now we’re asking for your help with three items:

1. We are asking for contacts to Congress…

Continue

Send a message in support of the Second Chance Act - Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Sept. 12, 2014

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:06am 0 Comments

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

Iowa bishops release :Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics" document

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:45am 0 Comments

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

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