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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Jan. 23, 2015

This week is Catholic Schools Week and the Iowa bishops have released a statement in support of Education Savings Accounts. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. The money could be used for nonpublic school tuition.“This innovative idea would further level the playing field for…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Jan. 23, 2015

This week is Catholic Schools Week and the Iowa bishops have released a statement in support of Education Savings Accounts. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. The money could be used for nonpublic school tuition.“This innovative idea would further level the playing field for…See More
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First week of the legislative session, Iowa Catholic Conference

The first day of the Iowa legislative session this week offered an opportunity for legislative leaders to talk about their expectations for the session. You can find the highlights on our Facebook page.Legislators began introducing bills this week. Many have little chance of advancement. As bills start to move we’ll let you know about our priority items.Iowa is one of only seven states with a “split legislature.” The Democrats control…See More
Jan 16
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First week of the legislative session, Iowa Catholic Conference

The first day of the Iowa legislative session this week offered an opportunity for legislative leaders to talk about their expectations for the session. You can find the highlights on our Facebook page.Legislators began introducing bills this week. Many have little chance of advancement. As bills start to move we’ll let you know about our priority items.Iowa is one of only seven states with a “split legislature.” The Democrats control…See More
Jan 16
Claude Mertzenich commented on Tom Chapman's blog post 'Listen to Catholic radio and sign up today for Midwest March for Life, Iowa Institute for Social Action'
"Iowa Catholic Radio (KWKY) is fantastic.  1150 AM.  88.5 FM.  94.5 FM.  http://www.iowacatholicradio.com/"
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Legislative Session Preview - Iowa Catholic Conference 01-09-2015

The 86th General Assembly of the Iowa legislature begins this Monday, Jan. 12. Little legislative work typically gets done the first week other than the usual ceremonies and organizational meetings of committees. During the first day legislative leaders address the chambers to talk about their plans for the session. Also coming up next week is Governor Branstad’s “Condition of the State” speech to the legislature on Tuesday and Chief Justice Cady’s “State of the Judiciary” address on Wednesday.…See More
Jan 9
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Listen to Catholic radio and sign up today for Midwest March for Life, Iowa Institute for Social Action

The staff of the Iowa Catholic Conference is looking forward to being a part of two events later this month to help Catholics inform their consciences and support the life and dignity of the human person. We hope you can join us!For updates on the events, you can listen in to Iowa Catholic Radio at www.iowacatholicradio.com this Friday, Jan. 9 v. I’m scheduled to be part of the 7:15 a.m. news segment to discuss the upcoming Midwest March for Life…See More
Jan 6
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Iowa Catholic Conference newsletter - sign up for March for Life and Iowa Institute for Social Action

As we head toward Christmas, our staff is making preparations for several events in January: the start of the legislative session on Jan. 12, the Midwest March for Life on Jan. 17, and the Iowa Institute for Social Action on Jan. 18-19.We are working with supporters in the legislature to prepare an Education Savings Accounts (ESA) proposal. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their child in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the…See More
Dec 19, 2014
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2014 Iowa Election Recap

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative NetworkThe status quo has prevailed at the state legislature in Iowa. The Democrats retained a 26-24 majority in the Iowa Senate, while the House Republicans picked up a few seats to increase their majority to 57-43. Gov. Terry Branstad (R) was re-elected. At the federal level, Republicans are in control of the House and Senate.As for the Iowa Catholic Conference, our focus will continue to be on applying Catholic social teaching to the important issues…See More
Nov 5, 2014
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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
Oct 31, 2014
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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, 2014

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Jan. 23, 2015

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

This week is Catholic Schools Week and the Iowa bishops have released a statement in support of Education Savings Accounts. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. The money could be used for nonpublic school tuition.

“This innovative idea would further level the playing…

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First week of the legislative session, Iowa Catholic Conference

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

The first day of the Iowa legislative session this week offered an opportunity for legislative leaders to talk about their expectations for the session. You can find the highlights on our Facebook page.

Legislators began introducing bills this week. Many have little chance of advancement. As bills start to move we’ll let you know about our priority items.

Iowa is one of only seven states with a “split legislature.”…

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Legislative Session Preview - Iowa Catholic Conference 01-09-2015

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The 86th General Assembly of the Iowa legislature begins this Monday, Jan. 12. Little legislative work typically gets done the first week other than the usual ceremonies and organizational meetings of committees. During the first day legislative leaders address the chambers to talk about their plans for the session. 

Also coming up next week is Governor Branstad’s “Condition of the State” speech to the legislature on Tuesday and Chief Justice Cady’s “State of the Judiciary” address on…

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Listen to Catholic radio and sign up today for Midwest March for Life, Iowa Institute for Social Action

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 12:03pm 1 Comment

The staff of the Iowa Catholic Conference is looking forward to being a part of two events later this month to help Catholics inform their consciences and support the life and dignity of the human person. We hope you can join us!

For updates on the events, you can listen in to Iowa Catholic Radio at www.iowacatholicradio.com this Friday, Jan. 9 v. I’m scheduled to be part of the 7:15 a.m. news segment to discuss the upcoming Midwest March…

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