|Not married and celibate, perfect person to dish out advice on abusive relationships.|
"How often do we see girls and mature women going around scantily dressed and in provocative clothes?" Piero Corsi said in a Christmas message posted on the door of his church in the small town of San Terenzio in northwest Italy.
"They provoke the worst instincts, which end in violence or sexual abuse. They should search their consciences and ask: did we bring this on ourselves?" it read.
The leaflet, a copy of which was posted online sparking a wave of outrage across the country, said the 118 women killed in acts of domestic violence in Italy in 2012 had pushed men to their limits.
"Is it possible that all of a sudden men have gone mad? We don't believe it," Corsi wrote.
"The fact is that women are increasingly provocative, they become arrogant, they believe themselves to be self-sufficient and end up exacerbating the situation," he said.
"Children are abandoned to their own devices, homes are dirty, meals are cold or fast food, clothes are filthy," he added.
The region's bishop, Luigi Ernesto Palletti, stepped in as the story went viral and said Corsi's words were "unacceptable and go against the church's common feeling on the matter".
Once again ladies why would ANY of you subject yourselves to a patriarchal religious faith that was essentially founded to suppress women and keep them at home cleaning house and birthing babies while elevating their husbands to a state of Godhood within their homes?
And another thing, why, oh why, do people take marital, relationship, or sexual advice from men who are not married, in relationships, or having sex?
That is like asking an Amish man why my computer is running slow.