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
Portuguese Constitutional Court Rules Against the Legalisation of Euthanasia
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.
News from our Members: discussions in Ireland on the introduction of euthanasia and assisted suicide
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”,
INVITATION | FAFCE-COMECE joint Webinar on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe” (1st March 2021, 15.00 – 16.15 CET)
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
FAFCE Dialogue with Elena Bonetti, Italian Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities: “The Families need to be seen as subject who are able to create the future”
“These FAFCE Webinars aim to raise awareness on demographic and family issues”. Those were the words of FAFCE President, Vincenzo Bassi, at the opening of FAFCE Webinar with the Italian Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities, Ms Elena Bonetti.
For Christmas we want to gift children a safer Internet
Child sexual abuse is among the most heinous crimes on the innocents. This crime is however a growing reality due to the rapid expansion of the digital world. To answer the complex issue of illegal online content regulation, the
When science and faith meet | Interview with biologist Vincent Kemme on the question of euthanasia
a When science and faith meet Interview with biologist Vincent Kemme on the question of euthanasia a Mr. Vincent Kemme is a biologist from the Netherlands, trained in the relationship of science and faith, with supplementary studies in theology,
Press Release | COMECE-FAFCE reflection on the role of the elderly in times of demographic change
“Elderly people are a gift and a resource, [...] they cannot be seen as separated from communities”, states FAFCE, together with the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) in the reflection paper “The Elderly and the Future of
#EndViolenceAgainstWomen: The fight against violences begins with education on human dignity
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, FAFCE President, Vincenzo Bassi, declared: “The fight against violence calls for a change of mentality and for a focus on education. Domestic violence is the direct result of
Ban on eugenic abortion in Poland: a crucial step to end discrimination against persons with disabilities
On the 22nd of October 2020, the Polish Constitutional Court ruled that abortion due to eugenic reasons was unconstitutional, as it was contrary to the protection of the dignity and the life of the human person, guaranteed by the
Slovakia: a bill under discussion to support pregnant women and young mothers
An amending proposal to the law on abortion is currently discussed in Slovakia, which proposes to improve pre- and post-natal care for women. The amended law would then offer new means to protect pregnant women and young mothers from