Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $32,467 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Costa Rica: ‘slut walk’ protests bishop’s remarks on modesty

Catholic World News - August 15, 2011

Montserrat Sagot, a women’s studies professor at the University of Costa Rica, has organized a “slut walk” outside the capital’s metropolitan cathedral to protest a bishop’s remarks on modesty.

At an August 2 ceremony in honor of the nation’s patron saint, Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas of Cartago had called upon women to dress modestly so as to not to be objectified.

“The sexual gift that God gave women is wrapped in love and fidelity for its ultimate purpose: fertilization,” he was quoted as saying.

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega of Monterrey (Mexico) reportedly added that a woman’s mission “does not consist in emulating men, but rather in creating a more humane world by exercising creativity in the household.”

“The mandate from the Church for women to act with modesty and decency is the same conservative message that intends to blame women for the abuses of which they are victims,” Sagot responded.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($117,141 to go):
$150,000.00 $32,858.98
78% 22%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 16, 2011 4:34 PM ET USA

    Ladies--if we walk around like cows in a sale barn, why are we surprised when we've been led to the slaughter? Let's stop playing the victim and exercise our prudence.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Contentious Spirits, Beware! 11 hours ago
And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs October 29
How not to be persuasive October 29
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6