Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic priest witnesses same-sex wedding in New York

Catholic World News - 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.

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!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,503 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,496.73
41% 59%
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 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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".

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18