FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Family – Investment in the Future

Brussels, 18 October 2016

IMG-20161017-WA0002On Monday, 17 October, the European Parliament in Brussels held an event co-organised by the EPP group and the Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin on “Family – Investment in the Future”. Co-hosted by MEPs Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz and György Hölvényi (Hungary), the meeting was attended by many young people coming from all over Europe.

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FAFCE Policy Briefing | The Family at the Centre of the Economy: The Way Out of the Crisis

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On September 7th, FAFCE held a policy briefing on The Family at the centre of the Economy: the way out of the crisisorganised together with two of its Members, the Forum delle Associazioni Familiari (Italy) and the Confédération Nationale des Associations Familiales Catholiques (France).

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Press release | International Day of Parents 2016: The First and Primary Educators

Int Day of Parents 2016

Brussels, 1st June 2016
 
Today is the International Day of Parents, an occasion to recall that parents are the first and primary educators of their children. Every child has a mother and a father and the right to be raised by them. In those cases where it is not possible for one or both of the parents to raise their child it is the duty of society to find a solution, creating conditions as close as possible to those of the original family. This is one of the reasons why surrogacy or surrogate motherhood can never be in best interest of a child. 

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Family definition to be changed in Romanian Constitution: The constitutional amendment proposal has been filed with the Romanian Senate on Monday, 23rd May 2016

coalitia-pentru-familie-logoThe Romanian Coalition for Family, an umbrella structure that gathers dozens of organisations that promote family values, including FAFCE’s Member Association of Catholic Families Vladimir Ghika, has presented a proposal for an amendment of the Constitution aimed at clarifying the definition of the family and parental rights to the Romanian Senate. The family would be based on “the marriage of one man and one woman” rather than “a marriage between spouses”. Moreover, the new phrasing is aimed at enhancing the parental right to raise and educate children according to the parents’ own values and beliefs.

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Europe’s Catholic Family Associations come together in Fátima

FAFCE Board in FatimaOn 12 and 13 April, members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) came together for their Board Meeting. This time under the protection of Our Lady of Fátima, where the meeting took place.

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