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Catholic Priest Blames 'Filthy Clothes and Cold Food' for Murder of Women

2:20 pm - 12/27/2012

Widespread outrage has been sparked by an Italian priest's Christmas message in which he claimed that women triggered men's violence by wearing "filthy clothes" and serving "cold suppers".

Father Piero Corsi put up a leaflet on his church's notice board in the small seaside town of San Terenzio near La Spezia in northwestern Italy, asserting that 118 women killed by men in Italy in 2012 was caused by the victims themselves.

"Is it possible that men have turn crazy all of a sudden? We don't believe so. The point is that more and more women provoke, fall into arrogance, believe [themselves] to be independent and exacerbate tensions," the leaflet read.

"Children are left outside alone, homes are dirty, meals are served cold or are fast-food-like, clothing is filthy," Corsi wrote. "They [women] trigger the worst instincts, leading to violence and sexual abuse. They should do a self-examination and think: did we ask for it?"


A scan of the leaflet was posted online and triggered a wave of outrage. Corsi's Facebook page was flooded with angry comments and was shut down. 


Maria Carnieri, head of Telefono Rosa, an NGO fighting violence against women, called for the Pope and Italian Prime Minster Mario Monti to intervene.

La Spezia bishop Luigi Ernesto Palletti ordered the leaflet to be removed and distanced himself from Corsi. The priest's words, he said, were "contrary to the church's common feeling on the matter".

But Corsi told Radio Rai: "I don't know if you are a faggot or not but what do you feel when you see a naked woman? Is it not a woman's violence [sic] to unveil herself that way?"

In La Repubblica newspaper he said his words "had been exploited by liar journalists for whom jail wouldn't be an adequate sentence since they deserve the death penalty".

He later issued an apology and said he would quit the priesthood, due to the "pain and regret" he felt for the "controversy caused by his imprudent provocation", but then backtracked and denied both the apology and any intention of resigning.

Paletti suggested that Corsi takes a few days' holiday instead, La Repubblica reported.

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celtic_thistle 27th-Dec-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
I tried to pull out the worst quote but fuck, they're ALL horrifying. There are no words for how DONE I am with the Catholic Church. Shit like this is why. The bishop thinks he should just take time off? OH OKAY.
kyra_neko_rei 27th-Dec-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Huh. Disagree with the Church over abortion? Get excommunicated. Disagree with the church over the ordination of women? Get excommunicated. Disagree with the church over the acceptability of murder as a punishment? Have a nice vacation, buddy, we'll see you back once these bitchez forget.
celtic_thistle 27th-Dec-2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I
FUCKING
KNOW
RIGHT

The big thing that got me moving away from the church as a kid was the idea that I couldn't be a priest (not that I necessarily wanted to be; it was the principle of the thing) and the flimsy "explanations" as to why that was. I was very inquisitive and was never satisfied with the placating bullshit I was fed by priests and Sunday School teachers. It never made sense that if I were just as good/smart as any boy (as my parents, to their credit, always reinforced) why would I have to serve god in a "lesser" capacity? (And to me, not being allowed to consecrate the Host, conduct the Mass, etc makes female religious "lesser.")
angelofdeath275 28th-Dec-2012 12:12 am (UTC)
Lol are you me? Cause that's how I started to move away too
johnjie 28th-Dec-2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Mte

Though also I started thinking that the whole 'God' concept seemed a bit too convenient and also very flawed at the same time as I realised that the Church was...well, awful.
helldarkangel 30th-Dec-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
That's how I started to move away from the Catholic church too!
crossfire 27th-Dec-2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
BUT NOT ALL CATHOLICS ARE LIKE THAT GOSH

my angry icons are getting a workout in this post, ngl
dumpweeds 27th-Dec-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
same. my dad doesn't think I should ~disregard the religion~ just because I disagree with it, but shit like this is why I absolutely loathe catholicsm

you'd think after we've had first-hand experience with the catholic church covering up sexual harassment, he'd be like "yeah okay time to stop"
mollywobbles867 27th-Dec-2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Wait...your dad doesn't think you should disregard Catholicism because you disagree with it? Isn't the point of having a religion is because you agree with it?
dumpweeds 27th-Dec-2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
yeah... idk his logic either. he thinks catholicism at its core is good, and the people have bastardized it and turned it into something ugly. I keep trying to explain to him catholicism is a man-made religion but I don't think he gets it.
angelofdeath275 28th-Dec-2012 12:15 am (UTC)
Ooohh that logic I find is in the same vein as saying other are not REAL CHRISTIANS
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