Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Spanish archdiocese publishes controversial bestseller on marriage

http://g.cdn.mersap.com/mujer/files/2013/12/casate.jpgThe Archdiocese of Granada has published Cásate y sé sumisa [Get Married and Be Submissive], the Spanish translation of a book by an Italian mother of four. 

Born in 1970, author Costanza Miriano describes her book as “an assemblage of letters to my friends, mostly female, about being a man or a woman, about engagement, marriage, family life, being open to life, having children, raising children.” 

The book, which has been criticized by officials of both major political parties, has become a bestseller. “Granada City Hall has asked the attorney general’s office to look into whether the book contains material that would justify legal action,” the Irish Times reported. 

Stating that the book never defends violence against women, and decrying the violence of abortion, Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández of Granada dismissed the attacks on the book as “ridiculous and hypocritical,” according to an ACI Prensa report.

Miriano is also the author of Get Married and Die for Her, a book for men; the archdiocese intends to publish it as well.

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