Welcome to the Families meeting point, for all catholic families which are universal, open and interested to help or to be helped!
This is a website with information and resources about the FAMILY which aims to support the families in their beautiful role for the whole society as fundamental cells.
We are looking here at all the challenges which families face nowadays and we are looking to find together solutions for our families.
Association of Catholic Families "Vladimir Ghika" is proposing this site in order to be usefull for all the families from Romania and abroad.
About Association of Catholic Families
About Association of Catholic Families
One of the first Association of Catholic Families from Romania after 1989, it was a group of 20 families from Bucharest started in 2004 and officially exists since 24th of April 2008.
Its activities are based in Bucharest and under the ArchDiocese of Bucharest. The association is organized under the supervision of ArchBishop of Bucharest and has the scope to promote and apply the christian values in family's life, as the basic cell of society, in order to achieve a civil society based on christian family spirituality and the teachings of Romano - Catholic Church.
Also, the Association is wishing to be a forum of debates for decisional factors in order to protect family life in our society, a voice towards protecting the family in direct cooperation with the Catholic Church hierarchy and in dialog with Authorities and organisations from local, national and international level.
The Association has as first duty the presence and the service in the local Church, formation of a community between the families in parishes and at a diocesan level in order to increase the ecumenical spirit inside the families and between the families.
As means, Association Vladimir Ghika acts in spiritual activities, social, education and cultural activities as well in cooperation with other associations from Romania and abroad and with the Romanian Authorities.
The name of the association is called after the great martyr priest Monsignor Vladimir Ghika (more info on www.vladimirghika.ro) who said that „the marriage and priesthood only can save the society".
The Association of Catholic Families has connections with the others few associations from Romania involved in pro-life and family issues catholic and non-catholic.
Our Association is interested to promote Family Policies for Romania and to protect, support and develop the family in nowadays society in order to be better families day by day.
FAFCE Board Meeting 18-19th of October 2016 in Bruxelles
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Work-life-balance 4.0 - conference in Bruxelles on 15th of November 2016
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Reserving marriage to a man and a woman is not discriminatory
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FAFCE Weekly news 3rd of June 2016
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International Day of Parents - 1st of June 2016
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EU Public consultation about work-life balance improvement
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International Day of Families 2016: Families for Families in despair
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FAFCE Weekly news 6th of May 2016
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FAFCE Christmas 2015 Newsletter - Family seen from Bruxelles
A newsletter bringing you news about family issues in Europe!...more
FAFCE Weekly news 12 nov 2015
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FAFCE Weekly news 30.10.2015
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Meeting with the Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union
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Czech - Romanian Family Project: Brochure in English
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FAFCE Weekly news 27 november 2015
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130 support measures for the Family - Proposals for a Comprehensive Family Policy by IPF
The Institute for Family Policies (IPF) from Spain has published on 27th of November, 2015 "130 support measures for the Family". The main conclusion of this report is that the family has been largely abandoned by the authorities. Spain has over 35 years of family vulnerability....more
6th of November 2015 International Conference about Family Policiesmore
FAFCE Weekly news 5 feb 2016
FAFCE Weekly News FAFCE Press release: Which strategy for equal opportunities for women and men? On 3 February 2016 the European Parliament, gathered for its Plenary Sitting in Strasbourg, adopted a Resolution on the new Strategy for Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Europe...more
FAFCE Weekly news 8.10.2015
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FAFCE Weekly news 20 nov 2015
FAFCE Press Release: Surrogacy Motherhood debated at the Council of Europe - are Human beings a commodity? Yesterday FAFCE issued a Press Release where it raised concern about the ongoing debate at the Council of Europe on Surrogacy Motherhood. You may find more information in the...more
FAFCE Weekly news 25.09.2015
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FAFCE Weekly news 2.10.2015
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