To represent publicly the best interests of Irish Families wherever and whenever necessary
To inform and advise member families on issues affecting family life, and to help families to favour a manner of living according to Christian values
To see that Irish laws and social institutions, not only do not offend, but actively support the God-given rights and duties of the family
FAFCE Board Members adopt a Resolution on “The Family is the Democratic and Demographic Future of Europe”
On the 26th and 27th of May 2021, FAFCE held its biannual Board Meeting, gathering its 28 Member, Associated and Observer Organisations from 18 European Countries. This year, the event featured three guest speakers. Fr. Martin Michalíček, Secretary General of Council...
European Sunday Alliance Webinar on ‘The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest’
INVITATION | European Sunday Alliance Webinar on ‘The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest’ (Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 12 pm Irish time) The Steering Group of the European Sunday Alliance invites you to its Webinar on “The right to...
One of the great taboos in modern Irish debate is pointing out that family structure matters, and makes a difference to the lives of children. Such a declaration is considered to be offensive and judgemental. But suppose it is true, and suppose certain family...
On the 13th May, the Federation of Catholic Family Associations hosted a Webinar entitled ‘The Family: antidote to loneliness, beyond the pandemic’. Maria Steen spoke on behalf of Family Solidarity. AGENDA Opening Address Mr Vincenzo Bassi, FAFCE President...
What effect did Covid-19 have on the number of weddings that took place in Ireland last year compared with 2019? As you can imagine, a very big effect. In fact, the figure halved, but the reduction in the amount of Catholic weddings was bigger than in the number of...
Brussels, 12 May 2021 On March 24th, 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a European Child Guarantee, a key part of the European Union’s effort to eliminate child poverty and social exclusion. A previous FAFCE article detailed the measures forseen...
Our areas of interest
Christian Values and the Family
Social Legislation and the Family
Taxation and the Family
Education and the Family
The Media and the Family
The Social Environment and the Family
Family Solidarity is a broadly based association, not confined to any class or creed, organised to educate its members and others so that they can promote the best interests of the family in all aspects, but particularly where these interests are being eroded.
It draws its inspiration from the Irish Constitution, the Charter of the Human Rights of the Family, and “Familiaris Consortio”.
The Irish Constitution gives the family its rightful place. In practice, however, various forces are undermining it.
This is particularly evident in the dramatic fall in State support for families.
We must ensure that society recognises the importance of the family and respects its rights.
Family Solidarity has been formed as a nationwide organisation dedicated to serving and supporting the Christian family.