Please enjoy the November issue of the Family Science Association Newsletter.
In Hungary, despite EU attacks and “infringement procedures”, we are pleased to see that in recent months several NGOs, historical churches and higher education institutions have tried to organise pro-family conferences in which they have shown faith and courage in defending the traditional family model. Members of our association have been present at several of these conferences, where they have also had personal exchanges with speakers or other expert guests.
We would encourage our foreign readers to let us know of similar conferences and professional forums on family protection, so that we can compile a list of them.
It is important to be able to share the results of scientific research, the views of professionals and observations of practical experience in an authentic and unbiased way. It is important to communicate this information to parents, educators and family workers. It is important that the knowledge gained at conferences can be incorporated into everyday life and can be reflected in practical life and attitudes. It is also important to pay attention to the rights of parents and the experience of educators. It is also important to prove the validity of the traditional family model, which has existed for thousands of years, with the results and strength of real scientific research.
The mission of the Family Science Association is to promote the formation and maintenance of good marriages and stable families.
The newsletter contains thematic columns.
NEWS – news, events
STATEMENTS – declarations, resolutions
ANALYSIS – scientifical articles, correlations
SPIRITUALITY – teological thoughts
BEST PRACTICE – introduction of professional organizations
MEDIA OFFER – videos, articles
In the last 2 months, a total of 7 family protection conferences and workshops have been held in our small country. The conferences on life and family protection are proof that Hungary is also trying to earn the title of family-friendly country in the cultural field.
We would like to highlight the following events:
1. “The scientific position is clear: there is no homosexual gene” (Dr. Paul Sullins)
For the fourth time, the annual conference of the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) was held in Hungary. The reports of the speakers are available on the Protected Society Foundation’s Youtube channel.
The IFTCC website can be found HERE.
2. Our Body is the Witness of Love – the Veszprém Archdiocesan
College organised a conference on the Theology of the Body on 6 November. The conference was based on the teaching of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and, in addition to the rich presentations, several organisations and communities having good practice presented their methods and results in preparing couples for a good marriage and a committed life.
The proportion of Europeans steadily declines compared to the world population, says the resolution adopted at the General Assembly of the Centrist Democrat International, proposed by Fidesz and the Slovenian Democratic Party. The document highlights the importance of the traditional family model and emphasizes that democratic considerations should be mainstreamed in all EU policies while recognizes that family policy should remain a national competence.
On 29 October, the General Assembly of Centrist Democrat International adopted the following resolution: Read more
It’s in the brain
What the parents of teenage children should know about sexuality
It is popular today to assert that the best parents can do is watch with admiration but remotely the sexual experimenting of their adolescent children. Nowadays, the influence of the peer group is usually overemphasized while on the same token that of the parent is downplayed. Yet, if we paid attention to what adolescents themselves say – as a recent American study shows – we could know that their parents still have the greatest influence on their behavior and value system.
MARRIAGE and FAMILY in the SERVICE OF LIFE
(László PRIBÉK MSc, STL, STL, SF, PM, marriage, and family theologian)
The future of HUMANITY passes by way of the FAMILY!!!
(Saint Pope John Paul II: Familiaris Consortio, no. 86. 1981.)
The family, based on the covenant of conjugal love, is an intimate community of life and love (cf. Gaudium et Spes no. 48), which is also Ecclesia domestica, “domestic Church”.
A FAMILY is a community of intimate love of persons, gives life to and open to the undertaking and nurturing of new life.
The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young women all over the world are solicited by ads—via college campus bulletin boards, social media, online classifieds—offering up to $100,000 for their “donated” eggs, to “help make someone’s dream come true.” But who is this egg donor? Is she treated justly? What are the short- and long-term risks to her health? The answers to these questions will disturb you…
The Family Science Alliance will soon make available Hungarian subtitles for this excellent documentary produced by The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (USA).
You can watch the English version here.
2.) SCHITTL, Eszter: Protection of children from gender ideology
A selection from our May conference
In more and more countries around the world, millions of children are being manipulated and influenced by gender ideology. In strong contrast to their biological reality and in defiance of human nature itself, media propaganda along with so-called “comprehensive sexuality education” programs seek to persuade young minds that they can do the impossible and ”change” their sex.
As a result of the gender lobby, some children with impaired and insecure identities, who suffer with gender dysphoria, are now treated with puberty blockers and opposite-sex hormones. These medical procedures and so-called “sex reassignment surgery” are provided them as a solution instead of finding and resolving the causes of their identity crisis. While efforts are being made to tailor the body to thoughts, professional assistance in restoring thoughts and feelings contrary to a person’s biological reality is increasingly restricted and prohibited.
The full excerpt of the lecture and the video can be viewed here after a simple registration.
3.) Book Review
The Sexual Revolution – and the breakdown of the Family – has brought misery to millions. In The Sexual State Jennifer Roback Morse shows that the Sexual Revolution did not just “happen” like a force of nature. Rather, it was deliberately created by “elites,” harnessing the power of the State, allowing them to inflict three false and calamitous ideologies – contraception, divorce, and gender – that have led to widespread and profound unhappiness, and worse.
Available for purchase here