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Human dignity

Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

405, 2021

Pope Francis to Mark the Beginning of the Upcoming “States-General on Natality” In Rome

May 4th, 2021|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , |

4 May 2021 On May 14th, Pope Francis will formally open the States-General on Natality, an online initiative devoted to the future of demography in Italy and in the world. This event will reverberate beyond Italy, especially in Europe, since

2704, 2021

Recognition of Parenthood for Cross-Border Family Situations: FAFCE’s President urges President von der Leyen to protect the best interests of the child

April 27th, 2021|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , |

27 April 2021, During her State of the Union address in September 2020, EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen declared “if you are parent in one country, you are parent in every country.” This statement is

2304, 2021

FAFCE Contributes to the Implementation of the EU’s Green Paper on Ageing

April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , , , |

23 April 2021 On 21 April 2021, FAFCE contributed to the European Commission’s public consultation on the Green Paper on Ageing (click to download: FAFCE Contribution Green Paper on Ageing Questionnaire). The European Commission had invited stakeholders and the

2204, 2021

FAFCE Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J., Servant of God

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: FAFCE, Heroes of the Family Movement, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , |

22 April 2021 “Between God and the individual soul, however, there are no insignificant moments; this is the mystery of divine providence.” Servant of God Walter Ciszek, S.J., He Leadeth Me Today, Christ put me into these exact circumstances

1604, 2021

FAFCE Contributes to European Commission Consultation on Stopping Online Child Sexual Abuse

April 16th, 2021|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , |

FAFCE’s contribution seeks to offer to the Commission a comprehensive and cross-cutting legal framework for addressing all forms of online child sexual abuse and proposes five specific policies. Overall, the online protection of children must be a top priority of the European Union, in order to create a welcoming environment where children can learn, play, and have access to useful services while fully protected from the dreadful risks of online abuse.

3103, 2021

Russian Duma Moves to Overturn Liberal Surrogacy Law

March 31st, 2021|Categories: Demographic challenges, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

"The proposed law moves to restrict the practice only for those children whose births are considered by the bill’s proponents as outside Russia’s national interest. While it is important that Russia is taking a step toward outlawing an exploitative and medically risky practice, it does so without taking a moral stance against surrogacy."

2203, 2021

Portuguese Constitutional Court Rules Against the Legalisation of Euthanasia

March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

22 March 2021, The debates on the legalisation of euthanasia continue in Portugal.  For now, Portugal does not seem to follow the path of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and, most recently, Spain, the four European countries who permit euthanasia.

2502, 2021

News from our Members: discussions in Ireland on the introduction of euthanasia and assisted suicide

February 25th, 2021|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 25 February 2021 Family Solidarity, our FAFCE Member in Ireland, recently presented a submission to the Committee on Justice of the Oireachtas (the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland), targeting the law proposal “Dying with Dignity Bill 2020”,

1102, 2021

INVITATION | FAFCE-COMECE joint Webinar on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe” (1st March 2021, 15.00 – 16.15 CET)

February 11th, 2021|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Following the publication of a joint Reflexion Paper on "The Elderly and the Future of Europe", the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) and the Conference Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) are