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Catholic priest witnesses same-sex wedding in New York

August 20, 2012

A New York Times notice about the wedding of two homosexual men listed a Catholic priest as “assisting” at the ceremony.

A Lutheran minister presided at the same-sex wedding, celebrated on a chartered yacht. But the Times added that Father Michael DeVito, the cousin of one of the wedding partners, also took part in the ceremony.

Father Michael DeVito is the pastor of Sacred Heart church in Suffield, Connecticut, and a member of the presbyteral council for the Hartford archdiocese.


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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 21, 2012 9:06 AM ET USA

    For a member of a Catholic family, that is what we would call "love of family". Unless the Times is more specific, we have to assume they are portraying the Church and Fr. DeVito in the worst possible light.

  • Posted by: MHB - Aug. 20, 2012 5:56 PM ET USA

    What does "also took part in the ceremony" mean? The New York Times is far from a reliable commentator on Catholic matters. Technical terms are needed to know what really happened. We pick our friends but not our relatives.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Aug. 20, 2012 4:40 PM ET USA

    For a member of the Catholic clergy, that is what one would call a "career-limiting move".