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Bishop's statement on IA Supreme Court ruling on a three-day waiting period before an abortion

July, 18, 2018

Bishop Pates issues a statement on the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on a three-day waiting period before an abortion.

School grant process determined to be legal

July, 18, 2018

A diocesan review of facts and law regarding educational grants results in agreement with the county that the grants were legal and proper.

Bishop Decries Immigration Practices

June, 20, 2018

Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates decries immigration practices that separate parents from children. He calls for comprehensive immigration reform.